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Clark Terry in a relaxed setting.,
This review is from: One On One (Audio CD)One of the most distinctive voices of the jazz trumpet is here presented with a selection of pianists paying tribute to their favourite artists.
The selections often in no way attempt to mimic the style of the performers being paid homage to, but affectionately interpret a tune closely associated with the player in question.
Recorded in 1999, the recently late Terry sounds as fine as ever with his unique way of tumbling notes into one another to create phrases that are always interesting and inventive.
Highlights include Kenny Barron's tribute to Billy Strayhorn (The Intimacy Of The Blues), and Benny Green's rendition of Fats Waller's 'Honeysuckle Rose' is a joy to the ears. The version of Errol Garner's 'Misty' by Billy Taylor is also recommended. To me, though, the best one here is Don Friedman and Clark doing Thelonious Monk's 'Blue Monk'. Trumpet playing is wonderful here, with mute put to fine and expressive effect.
The lack of other instruments here does not make for a sparse sound as one might expect, but actually allows the duos more time to enjoy each others' company.
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Initial post: 14 Oct 2010 17:04:58 BDT
Nikica Gilic says:
"recorded in 1999, the recently late Terry sounds as fine as ever "
Terry was still alive when you wrote the review and I believe he still is (in 2010)...
Otherwise - a nice review...
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