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No Frills
Lyle Ritz
No Frills
Genres: Folk, Jazz, Pop
 
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Lyle Ritz is well known for his mastery of bass and ukulele, on completely separate and highly successful recording ventures. This is the first time, however, that he has played both uke and bass together on a CD of his ow...  more »

     
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All Artists: Lyle Ritz
Title: No Frills
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Flea Market Music
Original Release Date: 6/20/2006
Release Date: 6/20/2006
Genres: Folk, Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 837101178020

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Lyle Ritz is well known for his mastery of bass and ukulele, on completely separate and highly successful recording ventures. This is the first time, however, that he has played both uke and bass together on a CD of his own. Here is a chance to fully appreciate Lyle's gift for coaxing the essence of jazz and pop standards out of a limited amount of strings. These masterful arrangements in miniature are a reflection of Lyle's experience, intelligence and, above all, taste. It's all here, the melody, the harmony, the swing, the grace. No frills indeed! A must have for Jazz and ukulele lovers alike!
 

CD Reviews

Great jazz no matter the instrument
John T. O'Connor | Ohio | 10/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Any instrument can make beautiful music in the hands of a good musician. Lyle Ritz is a good musician. Therefore he can play any instrument and the music will be good. Ukelele is just a four string guitar, and anything you can do on guitar, you can do on uke, so long as it's on the top 4 strings. This is just plain nice stuff. Melodic, swinging and fun to listen to. A great soft jazz album"
Lyle rocks the uke
Sean Scott | Los Angeles | 08/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I found this disc while doing research to begin playing the ukelele. Lyle's background as a studio musician gives him complete command of the ukulele and the bass. It's fantastic what delightful sounds he can extract from them here. This disc helped me decide to purchase a ukulele for myself, and serves as an inspiration to keep practicing."