Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Mixed Bag needs a dual rating Hawaii = 0 stars memory = 4
George R. Stilwell, Jr. | Raleigh, NC USA | 01/14/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This is a dual CD. The first part, Hawaii, is lousy. I like
Hawaiian music, but you can't make a symphony of it. It'd be
difficult with any big band, but add strings and you've lost it.The second part, Memories, is interesting. Can't imagine where they got the names for many of the pieces, they're wierd.
The music is fine, well recorded, and interesting for the most
part.I do have trouble with the trombone section on several of the songs. They're usually wonderful, but the arrangement uses
too modern chords and gives a sour, off-key sound that doesn't really fit. Fortunately the sax section comes in and saves the
day on several pieces."