Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|George Adams, Dannie Richmond|
Hand to Hand
Genres: Jazz, Pop
To Tyler Smith
Ollie | France | 08/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's not Cameron Brown on this CD, but Mike Richmond playing the (fabulous) bass lines !
And George Adam's horn is the tenor, not the alto saxophone !!
Maybe this CD is the best of all the jazz record I own. I really love it, because of the soulfull melodies and the energy of the musicians. I remember G. Adams on stage (Europe, '81), he was really great (and at that time Cameron Brown played the bass, with Don Pullen on piano and Dannie Richmond on drums)"
C. Edward | Hong Kong Hong Kong | 04/25/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you like melodic songs then I'd highly recommend this album to you. 'Yamani's passion' is wonderfully written, so as the other songs. George Adams has ever since become one of my favourite jazz players and I've collected some of his other albums such as 'America' and 'Nightingale'. But for those who really love beautiful songs, 'Hand to hand' is the one to have."
Tyler Smith | Denver, CO United States | 04/16/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Adams and Richmond bring together another collection of Mingus alumni with "Hand in Hand," a satisfying, straight-ahead effort keyed by solid compositions, arrangements and imaginative playing.Only bassist Cameron Brown was not at some point a member of a Charles Mingus band, and Mingus's influence shows most clearly on Adams's "Tamani's Passion," which includes plenty of shifting rhythms and breathing spaces that recall the great composer and musician's style. Pianist Hugh Lawson contributes a fine lyrical solo on this tune.Lawson the composer contributes the driving "Joobubie," which ends the set. The tune begins with a haunting bass drone from Brown (a great, underrated player), who then sketches a musical figure that Lawson picks up. Brown's bass is a powerful presence on this tune.Lawson's "The Cloocker" and Richmond's Latin-flavored "For Dee J." are both high-spirited tunes that allow plenty of room for Adams to unleash his energy. On "The Cloocker" he characteristically takes his alto for a flight into the upper registers; on "For Dee J." we get a nice sampling of his tasteful flute. Brown contributes some nice rapid fire bass notes in the upper register of "For Dee J."It's also a treat to hear the superb trombone work of Jimmy Knepper, a Mingus favorite and another musician not heard from nearly enough. His solos are immaculately constructed, his tone is rich and full and he never seems to run out of ideas.I give this four stars rather than five only because these guys are so good that they've outdone what they do here in other performances. Still, most all of the work these musicians ever did is worth listening to, and "Hand in Hand" is certainly no exception."