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African Bird: Come Back (Spirit of Charlie Parker)
Tony Scott
African Bird: Come Back (Spirit of Charlie Parker)
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Tony Scott
Title: African Bird: Come Back (Spirit of Charlie Parker)
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Soul Note Records
Release Date: 9/11/1993
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Cool Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 027312108323

CD Reviews

A World Jazz Gumbo Worth Tasting from a True Master
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You may know Tony Scott from his early career in the 50s playing a velvety, sublimely lyrical clarinet behind Sarah Vaughan, or perhaps as the multiple-time winner of DownBeat readers' "Best Clarinest" award. Or, you may have checked out his new age/world music album "Music for Zen Meditation". In any case, I recommend this album for the following reasons: 1) The compositions are very creative and personal while remaining true to their African music inspiration. They are textural + atmospheric yet not vacuous; there's some solid instrumental work from all parties- particularly, Scott, the marimba player + the trombonist. 2) The inner peace and beauty that makes Scott so special as a player is omnipresent in the music. Once again, I assure you: this music is not dilute or 'spacey', either. The be-bopper looking for long, complex, sinewy lines from Scott will not find them but will re-discover a primordial sound that in some ways mirrors the 'bebop jungle', only without the hardness. More interestingly, this album is an homage to Charlie Parker. Not a direct or obvious one, but one that rings true at the level of spirit and heritage. Check it out!! --DG"