Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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A Tight Professional Group.......
Robert J. Ament | Ballwin, MO United States | 10/09/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"both in the playing of the music and in the selection and arrangement of the music. It's pure enjoyment for the listener to hear the bass work of Ray Brown, the interchanges between him and Jeff Hamilton, and the bluesy punch and delicate touch of Gene Harris, one of my favorite pianists over the years."My Romance" and the Ellington medley best exemplfies the trio as a group and as individual soloists. "Paradise" shows the talent of Gene Harris using that feeling of the blues while maintaining a light touch. And who else could take an old tune like "You Are My Sunhine" and give it such a bright sparkling treatment? It was just a coincidence playing this cd at the time the league championships are being played (Go Cardinals!!!) but I've probably never listened to this cut, "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" as attentively as now. What fantastic brush work by Jeff Hamilton! Coltrane's "Eqinox" and "Solitude" in the Ellington medley were also favorites of mine.Any jazz trio fan will appreciate this cd or the many other collaborations of Gene Harris and Ray Brown currently in print."
"a big fan of this group ~ every tune is a gift to you"
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 05/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What more can be printed about Ray Brown bassist who has been around the horn more than once? The West Coast drummer Jeff Hamilton is a real find and fills the chair for this talented group of musicians. But the total power of this trio is Mr. Gene Harris, who if you have not heard him play previously, you my friend are in for a real treat.Harris fills the room with the opening tune "JA-DA" (Bob Carleton), taking command of the situation with hard-pounding-blues, mixed with tempo-rhythmic-jazz and the result is "pure enjoyment" ~ other stand outs "YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE" loaded with blues, "NANCY (WITH THE LAUGHING FACE)" simply a great arrangement, "MY ROMANCE" has Ray shining on this one, and for all you sports-fans "TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME" terrific outing by the whole gang, a home-run is the final result. Why not check out other releases by Ray Brown, Gene Harris and Jeff Hamilton on amazon.com/music ~ if you dig this album look to Concord Jazz for other recordings in the "World of Jazz". Total Time: 61:46 on 11 Tracks ~ Concord Jazz CCD-4520 ~ (1992)"