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Unsung Hero
Charlie Rouse
Unsung Hero
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Charlie Rouse
Title: Unsung Hero
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 9/7/1990
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074644618129, 074644618143

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Truly an Unsung Hero...
B. Bowman | Jersey, United States | 10/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Charlie Rouse is amazing on this CD. After hearing the first ten seconds of the first song you will be convinced. He had an incredibly mellow tone and a style that he never got full credit for. This is really a great jazz CD; I will have to echo the sentiment of the other reviewer who said this is a good one to put on after a hard day. This is one of the most relaxing jazz CD's I can think of. The title "Unsung Hero" definitely applies to Charlie Rouse. The proof is that every person I have played this disc for wants to know who it is and where they can find it."
Tony NYC | Brooklyn, NY USA | 05/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Charlie Rouse is, in my honest opinion, the best tenor sax player Thelonious Monk every played with. Monk's Dream is a perfect example of that. Sure, all the other great tenors Monk played with were great, but none could conform to what Monk was doing as well as Rouse did. Ever. Rouse did a bunch of great albums on his own. This compilation, great tunes from 1960 and 1961 recorded in NYC, is absolutely great ROUSE. I was lucky to get my hands on this baby when I did. Rouse is a GREAT tenor. The only Rouse recordings to avoid were the ones recorded by Rouse when he and everyone else jumped on the Bossa Nova bandwagon during the Getz era. Those are not examples of Rouse's greatness. His greatness was with Monk, and when he recorded on his own, his own style, all the way up to his last album, recorded in 1988 just before his death. Like I said, you will NEVER be disappointed with Rouse except for the few Bossa albums he should have never recorded. Unsung Hero is one of my top ten Desert Island picks along with Monks Dream which is probably the best recording of Rouse at his best. This CD is heaven."
Outstanding! A must have for any serious collector of Jazz
Tony NYC | 03/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you've had a hard day, maybe it's even raining outside, grab a bottle of your favorite wine. Light a few candles, and a fire. Pop this CD in and before you can sit down "When Sunny Gets Blue" will already have started to melt away your cares. There's not a bad cut on the CD. Rouse and Thelonious Monk played hand-in-hand, so if you like Monk, you'll love Rouse."