Stuart J. Thomas

Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (21 of 22)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 75,793 - Total Helpful Votes: 21 of 22
The Boston Record <a href="">John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I'm a big Mclaughlin fan and I think that anyone who has admired any of his work will fund something to enjoy here. The band are machine-tight, listening and responding to each other with apparent ease. The set features a varied mixture of recent Mclaughlin compositions and some older pieces, there are also quotes from various other Mclaughlin compositions, dotted throughout the improvisational sections, that seasoned listeners will enjoy spotting. Needless to say the band are all amazing musicians and are found on top form here. If I had to criticise I'd have to say that I'm not a fan of the vocals provided on one track by drummer Ranjit Barot, there's nothing technically wrong with his… Read more
Stormy Monday Blues: The Essential Collection ~ T-Bone Walker
Good quality recording of one of the true greats, later in his career, reflecting his ability to reinvent himself on the funkier numbers.
Baby Breeze ~ Chet Baker
Baby Breeze ~ Chet Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Chet's best, 2 Aug 2013
This is surely one of Chet Baker's finest studio albums, which highlights his strengths as a singer and jazz improviser in more less equal measure. His vocal delivery on "Born to Blue" and "Everything Depends on You", is languid and swings seductively. His Flugelhorn playing is similarly tasteful and unhurried even on uptempo numbers. The tunes are mostly very "whistleable", Baker makes no secret of the fact that he wanted to make jazz for a mass audience and this album brilliantly blends composition which still sounds modern with taste and long lasting appeal.

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