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Take Your Pick
Howard Alden
Take Your Pick
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Howard Alden
Title: Take Your Pick
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Concord Records
Original Release Date: 1/6/1997
Re-Release Date: 1/14/1997
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 013431474326

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It's a MUST for all Jazz Guitarrists !
Dihelson Mendonca | Crato, CEARA Brazil | 09/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In this Recordings, Howard Alden makes kind of a compilation of what a Jazz Guitar really is. If I'd have to own only one jazz guitar CD, this would be my choice."
Great guitarist - wonderful band!
Bernard | 10/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a great record this is! What a blast of joyous Jazz! It swings, it sizzles, and connects in every way. Howard Alden's guitar work is superb, and the tones he coaxes from his instruments are gorgeous. Dig the 7-string acoustic guitar! Check out the solo version of My Funny Valentine!

Yet even aside from Howard Alden's very fine playing, there are some other very special performances on this album. Firstly, playing above and beyond the call of duty, is Tenor-man Lew Tabackin. Who is this masked man?! WOW, what a wonderful player! A revelation!; and he's a fine flute-player too! (IMHO, the word "flautist" is very silly, but that's another story...)

Then there's Renee Rosnes, whose piano playing is just wonderful. She is outstanding throughout here, and beautifully recorded. What a talent this lady is; such a great touch, and superb, sparkling solos. Must also mention that bassist Michael Moore and drummer Bill Goodwin are terrific too. What a band! and beautifully led by Howard Alden.

Dear Jazz fan, do yourself a favour and check out this great album right away! Swinging, heart-felt, and absolutely recommended."