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Al Haig Plays the Music of Jerome Kern
Al Haig
Al Haig Plays the Music of Jerome Kern
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
The present album finds Al in his element, provided with material from the long-prolific pen of Jerome Kern. Haig's version of Yesterdays (introduced in a 1933 musical, Roberta) finds him in a reflective mood, with fills a...  more »

      
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All Artists: Al Haig
Title: Al Haig Plays the Music of Jerome Kern
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Inner City Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2010
Re-Release Date: 3/23/2009
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 077712710732

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The present album finds Al in his element, provided with material from the long-prolific pen of Jerome Kern. Haig's version of Yesterdays (introduced in a 1933 musical, Roberta) finds him in a reflective mood, with fills and ornamentations that are at times evocative of Art Tatum. It is interesting that even on the up tempo pieces such as I'm Old Fashioned, Al bears little resemblance to Bud Powell, who was generally accepted in his day as the pace-setting bebop pianists. The supple bass work on this and other tracks is by Jamil Nasser. -From the 1980 liner notes.

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This is a cd on the level of Mr. Kern
Romeu Franša | sao paulo, sao paulo Brazil | 02/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What more one can expect? Helen Merrill together with Al Haig is something extra. Both artists are sophistecated, cultivated and give their best in this sort of Kern songbook.Of course the music of this composer is one of the best ever. Jerome Kern was a man who knew about music indeed. His tunes are still around and are already classics songs.They are not easy listening as look like at first, and this is something that Al Haig understood very well, showing the complex side of this tunes.As for Hellen, her "they didn't beleive" version is fantastic. Well she always is."