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Great Out of Print Album
Jazz Analyst | Los Angeles, CA USA | 04/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a wonderful album by Mulgrew Miller. The band is fantastic - Joe Henderson, Kenny Garret, Eddie Henderson for the horn section - Christian McBride and Lewis Nash for the rythmn. The songs are all originals - no standards. That may be a disadvantage to some, but the tunes are memorable. This is straight ahead post-pop to categorize the music. I bought this CD when it first came out, and it still one my favorites. Who knows who has the masters for this album - it came out original on RCA Novus. If you can find this CD, get it. There are weak no cuts on this session."
A very strong recording by a first class ensemble.
NDBx | New York, NY United States | 03/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of my favorite Mulgrew Miller recording. This recording in it's approach, to my ears, is reminiscent of Oliver Nelson's "Blues & The Abstract Truth" in it's sense of sing, soulfulness and the way it features a top flight ensemble to full effect.
This is a somewhat different Mulgrew than the pianistic dynamo that made such a strong impact and his present felt on so many recordings. That's neither bad nor good, just different.
I found myself listening to this one over and over again. "Grew's Tune" has the same effect that "Stolen Moments" did. It says so much on so many levels.
Sadly this outstanding recording disappeared from the CD bins of all the major outlets and I'm in New York!!!.
Mulgrew is showing himself to be a fine composer and that aspect of him, should get much more recognition.
The art of the ensemble playing is well exemplified in this recording. The soloing is top flight, the arrangements are filled with hues and colors. Ellington, Horace Silver and Gil Evans would smile listening to these arrangements.