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Jazz for Quiet Times
Genres: Jazz, Pop
This fine compilation sustains a mellow sultriness for its 61-minute duration, putting an emphasis on timeless ballads and reflective, romantic tunes. Highlights include a marvelous rendition of "Body and Soul," featuring ... more »
This fine compilation sustains a mellow sultriness for its 61-minute duration, putting an emphasis on timeless ballads and reflective, romantic tunes. Highlights include a marvelous rendition of "Body and Soul," featuring the dual tenors of Zoot Sims and Al Cohn, and a beautiful, Coltrane-inspired "Estate" by the young tenor saxophonist Antoine Roney. The compilation also contains some slow blues from alto greats Sonny Criss and Sonny Stitt. It ends appropriately enough on a Milesian mode, with trumpet men Russell Gunn and Wallace Roney each delivering a lovely, candle-lit sound poem. This well-balanced disc equally rewards attentive listening as well as provides the perfect sonic atmosphere for those ever-valuable quiet times. --Wally Shoup
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Rick O. from SAN DIEGO, CA
Reviewed on 8/14/2006...
Amazon lists an 18 track double-CD from Savoy Jazz under this title. This copy came out on 32Jazz has 11 tracks from across the two CDs. The title says it all. This is mostly background music, but there are some good performances by people including Sonny Stitt, Bobby Hutcherson, and David "Fathead" Newman.
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The value of the music far exceeds its cost!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Brilliant! Just brilliant! Soulful, moving, moody and a total pleasure. Forget the professional reviews and all the "great" jazz albums - you simply can't buy better! There isn't a weak track on the album. Pitched perfectly, it takes you, ever so gently, to some of the nicest places you could ever wish to go. It's tirelessly fresh and totally a pleasure. You'll love it at the first play! Forget the sunscreen - trust me on this one!"
Serene and beautiful, thoughtful music.
VJMX39@cris.com | North Caldwell, New Jersey | 04/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am not at all versed in the art that is jazz music. I am not an aficionado of classical, jazz, blues, et al. I'm sixteen years old and I like retro, alternative, punk, and rock. But I need to be peaceful sometimes. Whenever I need a warm hug and nobody is around, I put on this CD. It's an experience so unique I can barely describe. And it's more than worth what I bought it for."