Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Like a Lover
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
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Robert J. Ament | Ballwin, MO United States | 07/09/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Gene Harris would be best classified as a hard bopper with a funky touch. But whatever he and his group played, so much soul was infused into it that the result was always a consistently blues oriented groove. A good example of blues at its best can be heard on "Mysterioso".If you like something at a more brisk tempo, try "Strolling" or "Jeanine". His propensity for the blues overshadowed his fantastic touch with a ballad. "Till The Real Thing Comes Along" is excuciatingly beautiful.If you appreciate good jazz piano in a quartet setting, you will want this cd.......and more than likely most of his others on the Concord Jazz label."
"Harris in fine form sustaining the blues groove"
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 01/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With tunes that have lasted from three to six decades and the pianist who can sustain the blues groove to no end, Gene Harris creates a masterpiece - "Like A Lover". Gene uses the quartet format with Ron Eschete (guitar), Luther Hughes (bass) and Harold Jones (drums) an expert in drawing out endings for a slow climactic effect.Harris has chosen ten of the most universal tunes to record, with such stand outs as - "MISTERIOSO" composed by Thelonious Monk, and Gene just sits back and plays the blues, that is simply infectious..."STROLLIN'" is simply melodic and a favorite Horace Silver composition with Gene..."WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS" a Bing Crosby hit, the quartet gives out with an upbeat workout that contains sedulously built variations.Concord Jazz spotlights one of the greatest jazz pianist ever - Mr. Gene Harris, listen as he plays America's favorite original music...Jazz, and see if you don't agree...this is the one for YOUR JAZZ COLLECTION!Total Time: 58:50 on 10 Tracks...Concord Jazz CCD-4526...(1992)"