Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Joanne Brackeen;John Patitucci-;Horacio El Negro Hernandez;Chris Potter;David Liebman;Nicholas Payton;Kurt Elling|
Pink Elephant Magic
Genres: Jazz, Pop
On this Grammy nominated CD, Joanne Brackeen: Pink Elephant Magic (also available as a MP3 download), Jazz pianist Joanne Brackeen displays an unbridled artistic creativity and passion through her distinctive compositional... more »
On this Grammy nominated CD, Joanne Brackeen: Pink Elephant Magic (also available as a MP3 download), Jazz pianist Joanne Brackeen displays an unbridled artistic creativity and passion through her distinctive compositional skills and her piano virtuosity in this recording with all-star guests Nicholas Payton, Kurt Elling, David Liebman and Chris Potter and her world-class rhythm section of John Patitucci and Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez. Brackeen has been serious about Jazz piano since her late teens, when she became part of the LA jazz scene. She worked with Teddy Edwards, Dexter Gordon, Harold Land and Charles Lloyd before moving to New York. After arriving in the Jazz Mecca, she became the first women to fill the distinguished piano chair with Art Blakey s Jazz Messengers. Before she put together her own group, she also worked with Stan Getz, Freddie Hubbard, and Joe Henderson. Joanne Brackeen: Pink Elephant Magic features world class musicians in an unparallel performance of creative and passionate improvisations, as well as thoughtful and renowned compositions from one of Jazz s most distinguished modern pianists.
Ed Wetschler (email@example.com) | New York | 11/03/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Remember when jazz was upbeat party music? No, you probably don't, because after almost 50 years of spreading the fun, jazz started to change in the late 1940s, changed by overseriousness and a separation from its dance roots. No wonder it was so easy for rock 'n' roll to slip in and take over. What's all this got to do with this CD? JoAnne's playing a lot of upbeat, rollicking tunes that make you want to party, make you want to have fun. My apologies to the Jazz Gods for my use of such tasteless terms as "party" and "fun.""