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With a Song in My Heart
Lew Soloff
With a Song in My Heart
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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This kind of album can only result from the interplay of seasoned yet tirelessly inventive musicians who would rather lay out than revert to cliché. Trumpeter Lew Soloff, whose daunting résumé charts a trajectory from Bloo...  more »

      
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All Artists: Lew Soloff
Title: With a Song in My Heart
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Milestone
Original Release Date: 3/30/1999
Re-Release Date: 5/11/1999
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 025218929028, 090204703227

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This kind of album can only result from the interplay of seasoned yet tirelessly inventive musicians who would rather lay out than revert to cliché. Trumpeter Lew Soloff, whose daunting résumé charts a trajectory from Blood, Sweat & Tears to the Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra, displays his interpretive prowess on classics such as the title cut, "Come Rain or Come Shine," and "The Way You Look Tonight." He is backed by a rhythm section to die for: Mulgrew Miller on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. Soloff's wife, Emily Mitchell, plays the harp on two cuts, one of which is a movement from a Tchaikovsky symphony. The CD consists of nine tunes, which are nicely sequenced and balanced and, not incidentally, suffused with feeling. The music commands attentive listening, and that is just what the players here are doing with each other: while Soloff sustains a note on "I'm a Fool to Want You," Miller responds with a lovely phrase that Soloff picks up in the next breath. Sparkling exchanges like this abound here; not a note is taken for granted, and that's what jazz improvisation, at its best, is all about. --Karen Bennett
 

CD Reviews

Soloff -- What a Wonder!
G. A. Goens | West Hartford, CT United States | 03/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lew Soloff, always a great soloist in Gil Evans' band, is a wonderful soloist. His improvisations blew my socks off on Evans' recordings, and he is no disappointment here. A great solosist who deserves more recognition. Try this CD, you'll like its intelligence, creativity, and emotion."