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Blues Chronicles: Tales of Life
Gary Bartz
Blues Chronicles: Tales of Life
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Gary Bartz
Title: Blues Chronicles: Tales of Life
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Release Date: 7/16/1996
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075678289323

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Very good, very interesting, one man's history of the blues
(4 out of 5 stars)

"All I knew about Gary Bartz was that he played with Miles sometimes in the 70's (on Live/Evil?). So I didn't really know what to expect... and yet I was surprised. Almost every track here is different -- funky organ/guitar combo (Million), straight ahead (Messenger), Trane/Pharoah-style meditation (Kindness) plus quite successful excursions into rap (Gangsta) reggae (Lively) and lots more. But from all the stylistic multitude emerges a strong, confident, passionate sound. He has a tight band and good choice of guests, and they make this "concept album" work extremely well."
...very decent music...
R. Davis | louisville, ky | 10/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this is an excellent jazz cd that incorporates traditional and contemporary styles with jazz an ounce or two of hip-hop. mr. bartz is all over the place with this ranging from ballads to reggae to some hard bop! at the time, amazon has this in limited supply, but if you can get your hands on it you'll enjoy it."
Great album from a serious player
R. Davis | 07/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Gary Bartz has one of the most personal voices on the saxophone today. This album demonstrates his versatility and lyricism, his command of both the alto and soprano, and his love of the blues. If not for anything else, buy this album for the "Song of Loving-Kindness." His statement on this song is music as art at its highest level.This album has a lot of variety, and the level of playing is excellent across the board. You won't be disappointed."