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This is a MUST HAVE for Real Jazz Fans
M. Smith | Granada Hills, CA USA | 02/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a masterpiece! There are tracks on this CD that you will play over and over again; and there are none that you will want to skip. The hard bop tunes like "Brian's Bounce" get your feet tapping; but the real treasures on this CD are the ballads. Try not to get weepy-eyed when you play "The Nearness of You", or during Christian McBride's "A Dream of You" (where Stephen Scott's piano solos are simply brilliant). Hargrove's clear and expressive tone on the trumpet is difficult to describe (like Billie Holliday's voice?). You can feel every note he plays. Finally, you will marvel at the stellar musicians he has assembled, including McBride, Scott, David "Fathead" Newman, and Wynton Marsalis. This is the best CD I've purchased in the last ten years.If you love real acoustic jazz, and especially if you love the trumpet and piano, you have to get this."
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 09/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The velvety sound of this singular interpreter makes of his album a gratifying experience in the truest sense of the term. Hargrove' s arrangements are based on classic patterns of the Fifties. Surrounded by a warmth environment with eloquent sensuality and sophisticated rapture.
A corker album.
Roy's timeless, engaging Jazz combo recording
rash67 | USA | 06/09/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Roy Hargrove is a young musician with incredible potential, mostly because he has paid attention to the quality of his sound. If the first note doesn't sound good it doesn't matter how many follow. With his sweet golden sound, he follows the Cool Jazz major figures Miles Davis, Chet Baker, and Stan Getz. Of these, his sound is most like Chet Baker, but perhaps with better technique. This CD a combination of Jazz standards and new and lesser known works, is his most engaging pure jazz album to date. He has a number of better know names sitting in. When I say this CD is timeless, but could have been recorded at the height of the Cool, in the 50's or 60's, that a high compliment. 4 stars for a warm user-friendly album, the best he has done to date with a Jazz combo."