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Selling Water By the Side of the River
Evan Lurie
Selling Water By the Side of the River
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1


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All Artists: Evan Lurie
Title: Selling Water By the Side of the River
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 8/20/1991
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Jazz Fusion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731451010422, 731451010446

CD Reviews

An all time classic
J. Parmenter | Boston, MA | 11/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The songs are tangos or instrumented like modern tangos, but they are very lyrical and utterly beautiful. The songs are simple and the orchestration is sparse and the playing is very, very good. We have listened to this record many, many times. It is a staple when we entertain and at many other times. Fans of Astor Piazolla, Marc Ribot and perhaps Buena Vista Social Club would probably enjoy this record."
Fireflies trapped in your soul.
J. Parmenter | 06/15/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mr. Lurie has woven a wonderously mixed bag of history, cultures, and emotions by his clever use of instrumentation. He has used similar like instruments, keyboards and strings, juxtaposing the subtle difference of each instruments attack, thus creating a most sublime dialogue amongst this quintet.The keys comprise the bandonean, more a wind instrument, with the piano serving as a percussive one. The guitar is wed to the piano as a percussive string, while the violin and bass play conter point by the lilt of their bowing softness.These arrangements also cross cultural, emotional and historical boundries with like ease. While inspired by old Eastern Music, the migration of instruments to the new world, Argentina, leave one questioning, "Should I Tango? Waltz, or Polka?" And nicely wrapping this collection of music, replete with historical, cross cultural and emotional freedoms, remains a sensitivity evoking peace, if only for the moment."
Like a smokey coffee shop thats gone out of business.
J. Parmenter | 05/04/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sad yet utterly magnificent,the sound track to the quite moments of life."