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Night And The City

6 April 1998 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 6 July 2000
  • Release Date: 6 July 2000
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • Copyright: (C) 1998 Universal Music Jazz France
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  • Total Length: 1:10:43
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  • ASIN: B001KUBYT0
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,548 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By D. J. Millett on 6 Mar 2004
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One of the most played CDs in my collection - and not just by me!
Imagine the evening. A high-class hotel foyer, or restaurant, with a piano and a bass creating a relaxed, smooth ambiance, and you have the essence of this album.
Superb background without becoming wallpaper. The technique of the two musicians, the subtle interplay, combine to drift in and out of your consciousness to create a melow wow factor!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By jeevinesh on 19 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
You need a good sound system with special attention to the higher frequencies to bring out the crispness of Barron's notes. Yet it also needs to pay sufficient attention to the low frequencies to allow Haden's strings surface. Once that is in place, you will be left with a timeless downtempo live jazz album. Night music at its best, this album has won a place in my heart and something tells me it is here to stay.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Andy "Fab" on 6 Jan 2009
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This album is just amazing! It is going to be one of my all time favourites I can tell. I've bought a lot of plinky plonky jazz over the last year or two with some mixed results but this album stands head and shoulders above them all. It beats ECM at its own game. I wasn't expecting a classic - I just liked the idea of the album and the title - in fact I thought it would be unable to live up to its promise but it delivers (and then some). Credit too, to whoever penned Amazon's description above - it really captures the essence of this fine album. 5 Stars!
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This has to be one of my all time favourites. I have a massive range of music, but nothing quite touches the smooth relaxed sound of Night & The City. I bought this 4 or 5 years ago, the mellow sound of Kenny Barron is something to be beaten. Any doubt try it on Spotify BUT the CD version is so detailed it really takes the day. ( and Night!).
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Truly, a Sound Painting 25 Oct 2007
By Robert J. Ament - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Many of us have been there......you're in a strange city on a business assignment and you've been puting in a lot of hours . You leave the downtown building well after dark, the streets are no longer crowded and while not exactly foggy, there's a heavy mist that seems to muffle the sounds. You don't really look forward to going back to the hotel room and as you walk you spot a sign proclaiming live jazz music. You think to yourself it might be a good idea to have a drink and unwind so you go down the stairs. The place has a nice ambiance and you notice it has a fair sized patronage considering it's the middle of the week and the weather. You sit down at a table and order a Blanton's on the rocks as the musicians, a bass/piano duo, break into a tune that you immediately recognize as one of your personal favorites by Ray Noble, "The Very Thought of You". As you listen to the music, it becomes apparent to you that you will be here until they are finished playing for the evening or the club runs out of good bourbon.

Yes, that may seem like a bit of fantasy and I would certainly not make it as a writer............however, these are the visions that cropped up in my own mind the first time I heard this cd. While not being a particular fan of duos (although my collection has a number of them), this one holds my interest from begining to end because of the lyricism expressed on these ballads by a pianist whom I thought was always under rated and a bassist whom I had only previously known by reputation. What a listening gold mine!! If it doesn't rank as the top piano album, it wouldn't take long to call the roll!

When you want to unwind, listen to this cd. It's jazz and it's beautifully expressed, sensitive and relaxing.
27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Maybe Barron's best 19 Dec 2002
By Robert Miner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Kenny Barron is one of the best pianists in jazz today and Night and the City may be his best recording.
Recorded live with bassist Charlie Haden, the pair set a wonderful, late night mood that carries the listener through the entire recording.
Dark, lyrical, intimate, beautiful; this is a record I turn to over and over again.
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Audiophile and Dinner Excellence 25 Mar 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If you are looking for an audiophile piano recording, this one is outstanding. The piano is close miked, and and you can clearly hear the striking of the keys. The sound is beautiful, and is probably as good of a piano recording as I have heard. The bass background resonates in club and there are no wasted notes. The music is best characterized as soft jazz, and one can imagine listening to this in a posh restaurant / night club. This is one outstading recording deserving of 5 stars.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Haden's best record 8 Nov 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Haden & Barron tell why this is a truly classic 5 star jazz album by their great artistry. Listen to the superb musical interpretation in "For Heaven's Sake" and "The very thought of you". You will find out why this is a 5 star album.
25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Typical Haden, but STILL worth the ride .... 20 Feb 1999
By John K. Joachim - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If that "summary" doesn't convince you to give this recording a gamble, it's because you haven't heard Haden.
Haden's my hero. He knows the true value of "collaboration." Even on the soft ballads, you JUST KNOW what he's going to play, and yet you anticpate every note he plays, and you cherish each passing moment.
Kenny Baron has NEVER disappointed the listener, and once again he pleases me.
Here's the paradox of this music: the listener understands PRECISELY where Barron's boundary ends and Haden's begins; and yet, you're willing to accept the crossings of those boundaries ... but THAT NEVER HAPPENS, and least NOT in the conventional ways.
Simple music and yet very nourishing. Many a moon I have played a Haden CD in my car after a day at work I thought would never end -- but alas, no evening REALLY ends without Haden offering someone else the opportunity to give a commentary.
But why settle for my words when you can just listen for yourself? To paraphrase the MasterCard commercial: some things in life words cannot express ...
... for everything else, there's Charlie Haden...
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