Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Kevorkian Suite: Very Still Life
Genres: Jazz, Pop
The lighter side of Dr. Death
Thomas White | Grand Rapids, MI USA | 07/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I found this cd in the storage room of the music store I worked at a few years ago, I bought it first as a joke, but after I got the nerve to open it I was surprised. It's really good. Jack Kevorkian is not known for his music or his paintings, but he should be. The album moves very smoothly, light and up lifting with the exception of the last track. Playing the flute and organ with this quintet, he shows his human side, which is mostly over looked by his public veiws on..... you know. The final track 'Une Lettre de Jean' is very dark, reminds me of funeral music. This cd was limited to a pressing of 5000, I am the owner of #4510, and would recommend this cd to any jazz fan. It is almost always available on [internet store]... Don't be afraid to add this overlooked gem to you collection."
There are only 5000 copies of this album - act fast !
jaymac | Tenmile, Oregon United States | 01/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw an advertisement for this album in a '97 Jazz Times. I was intrigued by the concept and purchased a copy to check it out. Wow! This is really good! The flavor is mildly remeniscent of Morphine. This has been in heavy rotation in my CD player at home for weeks and I also burnt a copy for my car. I have copy # 2590 of 5000. FREE KEVORKIAN !"
Dr Death Does Jazz Flute & Organ
K. Zirkle | 01/10/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The music which Dr. Kevorkian composed for this album called for a small jazz combo, and included lilting melodies alongside moderate swing time tracks. I'm no jazz aficionado, but these are certainly valid jazz compositions (i.e. not "smooth jazz"). My personal favorite is track 5, "August to Amber".
The album is very relaxing, overshadowed only by Dr. Kevorkian's preceding reputation and his somewhat creepy foreword making reference to his place in the medical subculture of euthanasia. ("The prosecutors would be justified in coming after me if I dared to compare my musical efforts with any of these men [whose compositions I idolize].") If I were to give this album to a friend, I would simply lose the liner notes and claim ignorance as to who the artist was."