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Dancing in the Dark [Import]

Dave McKenna Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (25 Oct 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Concord
  • ASIN: B0000006FO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 333,219 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. By Myself 3:550.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. A Shine On Your Shoes 2:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I See Your Face Before Me 4:030.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Alone Together 4:470.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans 3:090.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. You And The Night And The Music 3:240.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Dancing In The Dark 3:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Something To Remember You By 4:230.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. New Sun In The Sky 3:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Oh, But I Do 3:480.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. A Gal In Calico 4:200.79  Buy MP3 


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5.0 out of 5 stars An institution 2 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Fans of Robert B Parker's 'Spenser' novels may come across occasional references to Dave McKenna, who was a fixture in one Boston hotel for many years. Spenser makes mental lists of the top people in various disciplines when he's stuck on a boring stake-out. Dave McKenna is regularly the top pianist. This album of Dietz and Schwartz songs will show you why. McKenna is one of those musicians who has sufficient confidence and melodic ideas to be able to take almost any tune from the Great American Songbook and make you hear it as though for the first time. His style can come across as gruff on occasions - you can almost hear the scowl in 'You and the Night and the Music' but that's part of the charm. The opening track, 'By Myself' has the sense of starting something new, as implied by the lyric, and begins hesitantly and delicately, but then suddenly grabs you and whirls you away before settling down again in the last verse. 'Gal in Calico' is even better and is a textbook example of McKenna's unique style. Not a duff track on the album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars SOLO PIANO BY ONE OF THE BEST 9 Feb 1999
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this is a must if you are a fan of solo piano. Dave swings like mad, and his ballad treatment is a composer's dream. This album belongs in any "best of" list, and is a highpoint for piano performance and for Dave McKenna. Do yourself a favor, and add this to your collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars what we have lost! 3 Sep 2003
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This is one of Mckenna two best discs, the other being the recital at Maybeck. The piano here is not quite a match for the superb Yamaha at Maybeck, but Mckenna is maybe the best jazz pianist EVER, and the songs by Arthur Schwartz sit squarely in the middle of the greatest period of American musical creativity. It's music Mckenna loves, and it shows in his performances. I've had this disc in my car for 2 years, play it weekly minimum, and still shake my head at the spirit and little magnificences he finds in these wonderful songs. Try to find their equal now!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dave McKenna 7 Oct 2005
By Bomojaz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Marian McPartland, in the insert notes to this CD, says that Dave McKenna loved Sousa marches. That goes a long way to explaining the ever steady, rolling, single-note, on-the-beat left hand of Dave McKenna, certainly his signature trait. It often starts barely noticeable, then like a long wave gradually cresting it builds . . . and builds, until it's the driving force of the performance, pushing everything before it. It's a very infectious way of playing, and Dave does it magnificently on BY MYSELF, YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC, A GAL IN CALICO, and the title track, which is the best track on the CD. Sometimes you can literally feel yourself being sucked into the performance, it's that captivating. But McKenna can also tuck that left hand away, hardly use it at all, and play just as effectively. Sometimes, especially on slower ballads, he can be a mere mortal, but turn up the heat slightly and Dave McKenna is right up there with the immortals.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dave Mckenna 1 19 Feb 2006
By Paul Geoffrion - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Dave Mckenna's laid back style and complex piano mastery shows through in this collection of good old standard songs. Powerful bass rythmes produced by his left hand, combined with intricate melodies from his right hand make for enjoyable listening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dave is THE MAN! 26 Feb 2009
By Ander - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
No one---I repeat, no one---could get as much music out of an unaccompanied piano as Dave McKenna could. He was unique, remarkable, fantastic---please wait here while I get my thesaurus...

Really, though, if you enjoy jazz of any kind, and you haven't heard Dave McKenna, don't hesitate another moment. Get this or any of his other solo CDs and luxuriate in his divine musicality. He's a treasure.
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