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All Blues
Grp All Star Band
All Blues
Genre: Jazz
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All Artists: Grp All Star Band
Title: All Blues
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Mca
Release Date: 2/22/1995
Album Type: Import
Genre: Jazz
Style: Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Ivan P. from WICHITA, KS
Reviewed on 10/7/2006...
good blues by a big band

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Tight and well-produced
thejazzdoctor | Boca Raton, FL United States | 01/15/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Okay, I'll be honest, I do *not* own the *imported* version of this album, but I do have the original release direct from GRP. That said, I couldn't miss the chance to review it, as I believe it has a place in the collection of any serious modern Big Band afficianado, and that in its original release it did not have the penetration it deserved - this album should not be missed.The lineup for this album is incredible - the sax section alone is mind-numbing, featuring Marienthal, Rangell, Watts, Mintzer and Scott. Similarly, the brass has Sandoval, Brecker and Finley... how can such a combination fail to provide great music?Unlike the previous two GRP All-Star albums, this album is entirely thematic, devoted to tunes in the Blues genre. Fortunately, the compositions are so varied it is not musically limited by this - indeed, it is enriched, as one's ear is drawn towards the many different ways the blues style can be morphed.On the negative side, I did prefer both the previous All-Star albums, especially the live one, which has lots of fire in it - hence the 4 out of 5. I'd still recommend this album without hesitation though to anyone who enjoys a modern big-band sound with incredible solo's punctuating the ensemble work."