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Twelve's It
Ellis Marsalis
Twelve's It
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Ellis Marsalis
Title: Twelve's It
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Release Date: 4/1/2008
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: New Orleans Jazz, Swing Jazz, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074646912324, 886972477121, 5099706912323

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My favorite Marsalis album
Jan Erik Petersen | Montreal, QC, Canada | 11/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a fantastic album by a superb piano player. Its very easy going. The music flows and has a special touch of quality. Ellis has never sounded better and Jason accompanies him very well. My only critizm is the few solos by Jason, which I find somewhat boring. But all in all its an album that should be a must for all jazz fans. It's among my all-time favorites."
Gently Swinging
Karl W. Nehring | Ostrander, OH USA | 07/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"To many readers, Ellis Marsalis may be best known for being the father of Wynton and Branford, but he is also an excellent jazz musician in his own right; indeed, this is one of the finest piano trio recordings in my whole collection. Another of Ellis's sons, Jason, is the drummer (and producer) on this outing, with bass duties being handled by Roland Guerin on the eight live cuts (recorded at New Orleans's Snug Harbor jazz club) and Bill Huntington on the four studio cuts. Most of the cuts are originals by Ellis Marsalis, plus a sprinkling of standards such as "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" and "The Party's Over" (made famous by that old cowboy crooner, "Dandy" Don Meredith).

Marsalis has a warm, gently swinging approach to the keyboard, and the music just keeps rolling out of the speakers in a relaxing yet stimulating flow. Every cut has its charms, and there is not a weak cut--or even a weak phrase--on the whole CD. This is a richly satisfying musical experience, and the sound quality is warm and relaxed; quite ingratiating, in fact, just like the music. Highly recommended!"