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The Art Trip: The Music of Art Pepper
The Art Trip: The Music of Art Pepper
Price: 12.04

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A trip worth taking, 1 Mar 2012
Having collected over the years a large collection of cd's by the brilliant Alan Barnes, i must say i put this particular one a the very top.Being a long time admirer of the late great Art Pepper, this cd was made for me.The concept for the cd was the bassist Al Swaingers,who throughout this disc swings like the clappers and picked all the tunes and transcribed all the music. The tunes selected cover a large period of Arts life and make a very well balanced selection.
The pianist Craig Milverton, should be more well known to the jazz public then he is,and plays wonderfully,be it a ballad or up-tempo number he really shines throughout with relaxed fluency and qualified inventiveness.The drum chair is taken by Nick Millward,and i must confess is a new name to me, but is none the worse for that, he understands this style of jazz and is never over bearing and makes the cd all the better for it.Alan is in his element playing this music, being a great Art Pepper fan Alan plays with great feeling and emotion throughout but is never a slavish copy and his interpretations of each piece still retain the Barnes sound.
If like me you like good modern jazz and love Art pepper go out and buy this Cd or better still catch Alan at one of his many live gigs throughout the country and purchase one from him,as the cd is issued on Alan's own cd label.

In The Current Climate
In The Current Climate
Price: 14.52

5.0 out of 5 stars She moves me everytime., 27 Mar 2011
This review is from: In The Current Climate (Audio CD)
Sarah just gets better and better, she is one hell of a singer who manage to convey
the meaning of a song, not just singing the lyrics!With the brilliant Gilad Atzmon playing on her cds and touring with her how could she go wrong?Gilad would only give his time to an artist he believed in.Try and catch this brilliant artist on tour she can DELIVER THE GOOD LIVE.

Song For Rene
Song For Rene
Offered by rapid17
Price: 2.62

5.0 out of 5 stars what a find!, 17 Dec 2010
This review is from: Song For Rene (Audio CD)
Having come across this cd while combing through the cheap jazz cds on Amazon, i took a chance and placed my order,i must say this was money well spent.
If you like your jazz on the more modern side, ie Jackie Mclean- hard bop with an edge, this will be for you:

The Tide Has Changed
The Tide Has Changed
Price: 12.79

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gilad's best yet!, 9 Nov 2010
This review is from: The Tide Has Changed (Audio CD)
Having been a long time fan of OHE and Gilad and followed him in person and on cd i must say this is his best work to date,all OHE cds are to be recommened including Gilads tribute to Charlie Parker (IN LOVING MEMORY OF AMERICA) this one has the brilliant string quartet Sigamos and moves me everytime i play it.THE TIDE HAS CHANGED as always reflects Gilads political feelings and is all the better for it!
Buy now and let this brilliant music move you to.

Price: 0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Takes me back, 6 Oct 2009
This review is from: Sundown (MP3 Download)
I downloaded this track for pure nostalgia, it takes me back to a world where the pace of life seemed so much slower and ,yes! i was a lot younger, and you see the world as a much calmer place to be in.It still sounded as fresh to day as the first time i heard it. Go ahead and if you are of an age like me take yourself back to the good old days!

Tchaikovsky / Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos
Tchaikovsky / Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos
Offered by sellerfellauk
Price: 27.92

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a must have, 4 Oct 2009
I have had this version on my shelve for twenty years and it still holds it's own with the many other versions i have.The playing from Kyung Wha Chung is stunning, i belive she was playing at the top of her game.Charles Dutiot's conduting is right on the button,yes there are many versions around but ,i still come back to this one time and time again

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