Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
My Overall Favorite Jazz CD
richandden | Camden, SC United States | 11/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own Pensyl Sketches #1 (1988), Pensyl Sketches #2 (1989), Pensyl Sketches #3 (1990), Three Day Weekend (1992), Eyes of Wonder (1993), Pensyl Sketches Collection (1994), and Quiet Cafe (1998). Make no mistake - there is no such thing as a bad Kim Pensyl CD! Until Quiet Cafe, Three Day Weekend was definitely my favorite. Quiet Cafe has regularly found its way in to my car's CD player (1-hour commute) for the last two years. It just doesn't get old! The writing is exquisite, diverse, and reflective. The piano is masterfully executed (as usual), and the trumpet is refreshing to anyone who has tons of jazz sax CD's in their collection. As a rock musician who loves to listen to jazz (seriously!), I highly recommend this CD. If you want to own one Kim Pensyl CD, this is the one to own, but why stop at one? If you want to own two, seriously consider adding Three Day Weekend. Disappointment does NOT await you!"
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Mark | Phoenix, AZ | 10/23/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Admittedly I was initally disappointed only because I so much enjoyed two of Kim Pensyl's earlier releases where he used more sampling and keyboards ("Three Day Weekend", 1992, and "Eyes of Wonder", 1994). However, to my suprise, I find myself returning to this cd because there are some catchy, fun and heartfelt tunes here, and some can be quite memorable. If any of these tracks were to be played on a jazz station, especially a typical smooth jazz station where a lot of the jazz played sounds too similar, it would definitely stick out. However, I'm not sure that Kim Pensyl can be categorized as a "smooth jazz" musician. He is, though, and without question, an extremely talented musician."