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Tears of Joy
Tuck & Patti
Tears of Joy
Genres: Folk, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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While unaccompanied jazz guitar can quickly become tedious, Tuck Andress funk-inspired, footloose approach was immediately arresting. Add Patti Cathcart's soul-inflected vocal to the mix, and the result is a disc that very...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Tuck & Patti
Title: Tears of Joy
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 7
Label: Windham Hill Records
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Folk, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Smooth Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Tears of Joy
UPCs: 019341011125, 019341011149

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While unaccompanied jazz guitar can quickly become tedious, Tuck Andress funk-inspired, footloose approach was immediately arresting. Add Patti Cathcart's soul-inflected vocal to the mix, and the result is a disc that very quickly became something of a classic in modern jazz vocal records. While many jazz discs can boast fine musicianship, few have this much personality. Few could take two songs from the Bob Dorough canon ("I've Got Just About Everything" and "Better Than Anything") and make them their own. But that is the secret of this disc--the winning combination of instrumental chops and a personal, individual stamp on the tunes themselves. --Skip Heller

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Intimate Jazz-Inflected Guitar and THAT Voice
Erica Bell | Washington State | 04/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Growing up in Palo Alto in the 70's and early 80's, I saw Tuck and Patti frequently perform their set on the mezzanine of the Varsity Theatre, a wonderful venue now sadly closed. Being a kid in the age of the Power Guitar, I wasn't very musically sophisticated, but they were absolutely arresting. If you could muscle your way into the room, and find a place to sit down in the usually standing-room-only crowd, you'd be drawn into the twin arms of Tuck Andress' playful guitar and Patti's low, rich voice. It was an awful lot like being kissed.I didn't actually own a Tuck and Patti record until college. After all, they were right down the street! This was the first one I bought. Listening to it all these years later, it's like coming home. Standouts for me were the title track "Tears of Joy", because it showcases Tuck's virtuosity--he's rhythm, brass and guitar all at once--and their lovely cover of the Rogers and Hart favorite "My Romance", which is like having Patti sing you to dreamland.This is a great introduction to this duo, and I urge you also to move heaven and earth to see them live, if you can."
One of the best albums I own
Galatea | Southwest, MA United States | 10/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've loved Tuck and Patti for years but it wasn't until I went to hear them live at a jazz club last year that I was moved to purchase this album. Take my Breath Away literally gave me chills and brought big old tears to my eyes. The music on this speaks to everyone. And that VOICE. It's a must have."
The best you can get!!
ROBERTO BALLATI | 07/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You can listen to it time after time, and it will be better every time you hear it. The songs are perfectly chosen and performed like no one else can do. It's their best album."