Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i once wrote a short story, the premise of which was that any "afterlife" one enjoyed was dependent upon the the extent to which one was remembered by the living. i admit this is a conceit that grants eternal life not only to charlie parker but to adolph hitler. but then, to paraphrase JFK, death is unfair. certainly this is the case with tenor saxophonist aubrey "brew" moore, a meticulously swinging musician who idolized lester young without ever becoming an inferior copy of the prez. i could go on at length about his lyrical gifts, his technical mastery of his instrument, but that's been much better done by the danish scholar soren schou (google the name to read his exquisitely thoughtful appraisal of moore's art). rather i would urge anyone who reveres great music making to track down and listen to this album, comprised of live dates in copenhagen and stockholm. and note particularly the work of each of the two home grown, pick up rhythm sections, as they make beautifully apparent brew's ability to create musical empathy. from his soaring expansion on van heusen's "it could happen to you" through a down tempo version of "blue monk" that i can't help but think would have left its composer smiling, not to mention a take on luis bonfa's "samba de orfeu" that owes nothing at all to stan getz, it is an understated but eloquent plea for immortality."