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Jeremy S. Newell "Jeremy Newell" (London)

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Secret Story
Secret Story

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect introduction or a welcome development, 10 Dec 2006
This review is from: Secret Story (Audio CD)
What a fine album! Full of rich melodies, inventive arrangements and collaboration, and needless to say, beautifully executed guitar playing. The balance of tempo across the 14 tracks is just right, although I am particularly fond of his acoustic phrasing in the slower, more melancholic pieces. This is a great introduction to Pat Metheny and must be a welcome development for those already familiar with this prodigious talent. Enjoy and savour!

The Koln Concert
The Koln Concert
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect introduction to Keith Jarrett..., 12 Dec 2004
This review is from: The Koln Concert (Audio CD)
... and probably the most enchanting of all his works.
I first heard the Köln concert as a 16 year old student on a French school exchange and have grown up with it over the years, never failing to be taken in by its energy, poetry, melancholy and grace.
If you play it as background music, you end up listening intently, unable to ignore its passion and persistent themes and rhythms.
Its powerful stuff and although it has been accused of being highly derivative, I've yet to discover its sources anywhere outside this immensely talented pianist and composer.

Don Juan's Reckless Daughter
Don Juan's Reckless Daughter

27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Learn to love..., 28 Nov 2002
I’ve never really understood why this album gets such a bad press. Okay, it's not as accessible as much of Joni Mitchell's other work but give it a chance and you'll learn to love it. There is such passion and mystery in the lyrics, and the subtlety of the guitar, which, coupled with Jaco Pastorius' orchestral bass sound, rings through on every song - bar the one predominantly solo piano one.
Some criticize it technically for borrowing riffs from "Hejira" but I’d say, so what, she wrote them in the first place and when your’e picking on an open or DADGAD tuning, there's only so many new shapes you can come up with.
She released the album in 1977 and much of what came after is lightweight, lacking both the melodic and poetical depth of this out-on-a-limb work.
Go on, let it grow on you!

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