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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Mark Elf's third self-produced CD is another gem. The guitarist's trio selections, with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Louis Nash, include a snappy miniature arrangement of "After You've Gone," a rarely heard ballad by Harold Arlen, "It Is Written in the Stars," and his bluesy original title track. Elf's guests include the young trumpet star Nicholas Payton on a conversational "Come Rain or Come Shine" and the delightful pianist Benny Green on a lively cover of "Nobody Else But Me." Mark Elf's taste and consistency have helped him break the seeming stranglehold that larger labels have on jazz radio charts; if you haven't yet heard him, start with this highly ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Mark Elf's third self-produced CD is another gem. The guitarist's trio selections, with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Louis Nash, include a snappy miniature arrangement of "After You've Gone," a rarely heard ballad by Harold Arlen, "It Is Written in the Stars," and his bluesy original title track. Elf's guests include the young trumpet star Nicholas Payton on a conversational "Come Rain or Come Shine" and the delightful pianist Benny Green on a lively cover of "Nobody Else But Me." Mark Elf's taste and consistency have helped him break the seeming stranglehold that larger labels have on jazz radio charts; if you haven't yet heard him, start with this highly recommended CD.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/27/1997
  • Label: Jen Bay
  • UPC: 601926000329
  • Catalog Number: 3
  • Sales rank: 226,791

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mark Elf Primary Artist, Guitar, Percussion, Rhythm Guitar, Latin Percussion
Dennis Irwin Bass
Eric Alexander Tenor Saxophone
Benny Green Piano
Gregory Hutchinson Drums
Nicholas Payton Trumpet
Peter Washington Bass
Louis Nash Drums
Neal Miner Bass
Technical Credits
Jim Czak Engineer
Ervin Drake Composer
Mark Elf Arranger, Producer
Fred Bouchard Liner Notes
Jose Abreu Composer
Aloysio Oliveira Composer
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