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Don ... but not forgotten.
Edwardobop | 11/13/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There are some recordings that hit you on first play; others grow on you with each play. Don Grolnick's "Nighttown", released on the Blue Note label, manages to do both. The opening track "Heart of Darkness" grabs your attention and from then on the rest of the journey is first-class all the way. The passing of Grolnick in 1996 was felt by many who knew his work, and who admired his extaordinary composing and playing skills -which often did not get the headlines they deserved. If you have never been touched by his significant musical gifts this recording would act as the perfect place to start . Of the eight tracks all but one are Don's compositions; the exception being Cole Porters "What is This Thing Called Love" which delivers great solo work by Randy Brecker (Trumpet) and Marty Ehrlich (Bass Clarinet). While Don keeps to his piano duties his successfull arrangements for soloing and group interplay make sure that, besides the two artists already mentioned, Joe Lovano (Tenor Sax), Steve Turre (Trombone), Dave Holland (Bass) and Bill Stewart (Drums) are also able to make their own indelible mark throughout this totally absorbing album. For me the highlight (amongst so many) is the seventh track "The Cost of Living". For many reasons it adds a real sense of sadness that such a talent should have to leave us so early in his career. Don, you may be gone but this music will keep reminding us what a debt we owe youNighttownfor giving us so much pleasure when you were here with us."