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Standard Time, Vol.5: The Midnight Blues
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Opening curiously with the classic reveler's benediction "The Party's Over," this 12-selection program of standard material finds Wynton Marsalis's buttery trumpet elegance in the superb company of Eric Reed on piano, Regi... more »
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Opening curiously with the classic reveler's benediction "The Party's Over," this 12-selection program of standard material finds Wynton Marsalis's buttery trumpet elegance in the superb company of Eric Reed on piano, Reginald Veal on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums. Augmenting this debonair quartet is the delicately balanced string orchestration of Robert Freedman, who some may recall from Marsalis's original with-strings date, Hot House Flowers. Removing the CD from its jewel-case tray reveals an inside back-cover photo of a recently vacated bed, leaving little doubt that this is another in Wynton's ongoing subseries of romantic interludes. His trumpet is aptly broad and gorgeous in tone, seeking the beauty spots inherent in these romantic short stories. "Baby Won't You Please Come Home" indeed! --Willard Jenkins
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lshugart4 | New York, NY United States | 02/06/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am a 14 year old aspiring trumpet player and I sit first in my middle school band. My band director told me I needed to "search for a sound-listen to the greats and work to be as magnificent." Well I think I have found the greatest. Wynton Marsalis has inspired me to become the best trumpet player I can be. I love his sound, and I'm going to work to achieve it. If you are like me and are on a "sound search," or maybe if you just have a passion for listening to the greatest instrument of all time, Wynton Marsalis is for you."
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Fred McGhee | Austin, TX | 10/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Don't let the "quietness" and "laid back" nature of this music fool you; there's a lot going on here. Wynton's playing here is blues based jazz at its best, and the supporting cast here is simply terrific. Production value is top notch, and the song selection is clever and the arrangements challenging.
This is wonderfully accessible music that is clearly played by highly practiced and intelligent people, and its mood reflects the space artists can reach when they have done all of the necessary preparation. A feast for the ears and other senses, this is intelligent mood music (and I mean that in its very best sense) that can be appreciated in a practically unlimited number of ways."
vonzell solomon | OKC,OK. | 04/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The selections on this CD will definitely put you in the mood...for love or just true relaxation. I love the strings. They provide a special touch of pure romance. The musicians involved in this project are true masters of their art and Wynton...well he's Wynton...simply wonderful. This is one that you'll want to listen to over and over again-right around MIDNIGHT. I do...every night.....SWEET DREAMS!"