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Jazz for a Rainy Afternoon
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Broadway & Vocalists
The thematic collections of mood music issued by 32 Jazz are drawn from fine jazz records of the past few decades, and they often include performances of serene beauty. Jazz for a Rainy Afternoon tends toward moody, minor-... more »
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The thematic collections of mood music issued by 32 Jazz are drawn from fine jazz records of the past few decades, and they often include performances of serene beauty. Jazz for a Rainy Afternoon tends toward moody, minor-key tunes, some of them touched by an inner luminosity. Pianists Charles Brown and Hank Jones take very different approaches to Thelonious Monk's best known ballads--"Round Midnight" and "Ruby My Dear"--while there's a subtle, burnished glory in the sounds of trumpeters Wallace Roney, Warren Vache, and Woody Shaw. Guitarist Jimmy Ponder's solo version of "Tribute to a Rose" has a special intimacy, and saxophonist Houston Person and bassist Ron Carter have a thoughtful musical conversation on "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most." --Adam Rains
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Bill J. (basketbandit) from PRESCOTT VLY, AZ
Reviewed on 2/8/2007...
Easy lisening jazz.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Rick O. from SAN DIEGO, CA
Reviewed on 8/14/2006...
Compilation of what Amazon calls "Moody minor key tunes". It's a good choice if you're looking for unobstrusive background music that has a little spark.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
First encounter with a fabulous record label
irongiant | 05/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I stumbled across 32 Jazz in the Virgin store, Times Square, on my first visit to New York. I wasn't looking for it - it found me and what a wonderfully pleasant surprise it was! Beautifully mellow, rich in detail, style and skill, it finds the mood you're in. It's easy on the ear, lovely to work to and rewarding to drive to. It's one of those albums that you never tire of listening because it evokes such strong emotions and pleasant associations. I've bought it many times for friends and, whenever I play it, I'm often asked by people not familiar with jazz what it is and who it's by. Unfortunately, it's not available here in the UK. It's just a lovely album and well-worth adding to your collection. For just a few dollars you'll be delightfully surprised and well-rewarded."
Soft jazz for many occasions.
irongiant | 03/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This series has found a good marketing niche by naming separate moods for each of its CDs. But the music it contains is very, very good- at home in the rain, while falling asleep, or as a soundtrack to a slow dance with a lover.Try some of the audio samples! Whatever mood it inspires in you, whether lonely and contemplative as the title suggests or slow-burn romantic as many have found, you will enjoy this CD."