Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
That's the Way It Is
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Japan only pressing.
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Japan only pressing.
Floating on a cloud of joy...
Archimedes | 09/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Oh how great the view is from up here! Thanks to the internet for the chance to hear this one.
In this wonderful release you get it all : mellow, upbeat, minimalist... I love finding recordings like this.
A truly rich live experience.
Bomojaz | South Central PA, USA | 09/08/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Impulse Records recorded Milt's group during an August 1-2, 1969, engagement at Shelley's Manne Hole and released the results on two LPs; this is the first volume. Teddy Edwards plays tenor and is definitely not having a good night. Ray Brown is featured heavily on TENDERLY, and also on BLUES IN THE BASSMENT, a tune he wrote. Best on the date is pianist Monty Alexander who plays with fire and determination lacking in some of the other players; he is especially noteworthy on WHEELIN AND DEALIN. I'm not sure the second LP ever made it to CD, but it's not any better. Not a memorable outing for these guys."
A NICE PAIRING OF 2 (TWO)LEGENDS THAT PLAYED TOGETHER ONCE A
Mr. Nightshift | Los Angeles, CA | 12/23/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Through the years these 2 (Two) recorded together again in the later years, but it was what took place these 2 (Two) nights at Shelly's Manne-Hole (California) that got people's attention!. On this Impulse release we find our heros recorded 'Live' in a intimate setting. The Compact Disc opens up a Jazzed-Up version of "Frankie And Johnny", Plus Steller performances of: "Blues In The Bassment", and the Title Cut "That's The Way It Is". This entire Compact Disc clocks in at about 48:00 (Forty-Eight Minutes). There was even a Second Album released (On VINYL) a few years later under the title of: "Just Way It Had To Be", So I'm pretty sure MCA (Universal Music Group) could have came up with some Bonus Tracks and/or Alternate Takes from the 2 (Two) nights of recordings from this from this engagement! Even a Two-Fer Package or a Double Disc would have been a real treat! But for now you'll just have to live with (And enjoy) THIS Compact Disc! Oh! Another one of the albums highlights is the apperance of a young Monty Alexander on Piano! (Yes!, That Monty Alexander!!!)"