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The Derek Paravicini Quartet

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Product details

  • Audio CD (24 Nov. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Derek Paravicini Entertainment
  • ASIN: B00ODL6574
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Mir Bist du Schoen
  2. Moanin'
  3. Lullaby of Birdland
  4. Crazy
  5. Straighten Up and Fly Right
  6. Sweet Georgia Brown
  7. Autumn Leaves
  8. Honeysuckle Rose
  9. I've Got Rhythm
  10. Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  11. Night and Day
  12. The In Crowd
  13. Black Coffee
  14. Take 5

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Product Description

Derek Paravicini's unique musical abilities are recognised all over the world. Now, with three exceptional musicians - Hannah Davey (vocals), Ben Holder (jazz violin) and Ollie Howell (drums), Derek has formed his own ensemble - the Derek Paravicini Quartet (DPQ) . This fortuitous coming together of musical friends is bringing a new ‘wow’ factor to the music scene in the UK following their successful debut on Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ programme, with their incredible blend of musicianship and virtuosity. This debut album from the group is a collection of entirely new interpretations of standards: at once vibrant and moving, earthy and sublime. A must-have collection.

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Much of this album is excellent, and certainly enough to justify buying it, but some of the songs in the second half seem to have been performed under protest. Hannah Davey's voice is perfect on the up-tempo and bluesy tracks, but becomes droney on the slow songs such as 'Autumn Leaves'. Asking her to sing 'Danny Boy' (somehow missing from the Amazon track listing at the time of this review) was a really big mistake, and I sense that Hannah simply did not enjoy singing these slow songs. The worst track by far is 'Over the Rainbow', which she must have hated - at least that is what I surmise from the performance. The essence of this song is wistfulness with underlying optimism, and here it comes across as a wailing lament.

Derek Paravicini himself is masterful, as is Ben Holder whose violin playing is inspired. The only instrumental track that fails is 'Take five' which seems mechanical compared to Dave Brubeck's original, but the other tracks are enjoyable enough that we can let that pass. The 'In crowd' track is a particular joy.

Anyway, do as I did, just delete all the dirges from your playlist and enjoy the rest!
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In the final track Derek performs the celebrated Air on a G String by Bach. The effect is mesmerizing. One might say it is pure genius, except that just about everything Derek plays could be described as such. I therefore had high hopes when I bought this CD, and having listened to it through I am sorry to say I am disappointed. The final track is my favourite, because that is the one where Derek plays alone. The other performers are all undoubtedly excellent musicians, but somehow they don't in my opinion achieve a unity when they play together. The results are clever, but not ultimately satisfying. It would be interesting however to hear them play live. I can't be entirely sure how much my judgment is influenced by the quality of the recording. I'm not a sound engineer, but the balance just doesn't seem right. I find the percussion overpowering: the unrelenting sound of the snare drum is very wearing, and I suspect that may be a feature of the recording. Sadly, apart from a few tracks, this is not a CD I shall want to return to very often.
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This is truly amazing. What an incredible voice Hannah Davey has. She is a classically trained soprano who is equally at home singing this soft, gentle and beautiful jazz. You don't need to be a jazz aficionado to enjoy this, just enjoy listening to a phenomenal singer.
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I thought it was classical music which isn't.
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Brilliant - I have been to one of Derek's concerts and he is amazing - his personality is reflected in his playing.
This album takes his performance to another level. He also adds something to the music by his wonderful flourishes - and there are elements of really brilliant jazz in his playing, echoing Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson and other, but with huge originality too. Sometimes you hear the unexpected but the overall quality is amazing and the additions add interest, and don't grate.

The other 3/4 of the quartet are excellent and I was very moved by the version of Over The Rainbow, influenced by Eva Cassidy of course, but still fresh and very well performed.
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This album is absolutely stunning - such amazing talent made even more special knowing that Derek is blind and autistic. Great choice of songs. You will not be disappointed - buy it now!!
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This is far, far better than the other reviews suggest. It's a happiness machine!

Seriously, it is a classic. Already.
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