Another Night In London

Another Night In London

by Gene Harris Quartet
     
 

Lured out of retirement by bassist Ray Brown after taking extensive time off from the road, pianist Gene Harris recorded extensively from the mid-'80s until shortly before his untimely death in early 2000. This is the second Resonance CD to come from a 1996 engagement at London's Pizza Express, features the pianist with a group of EuropeanSee more details below

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Lured out of retirement by bassist Ray Brown after taking extensive time off from the road, pianist Gene Harris recorded extensively from the mid-'80s until shortly before his untimely death in early 2000. This is the second Resonance CD to come from a 1996 engagement at London's Pizza Express, features the pianist with a group of European musicians (Scottish guitarist Jim Mullen plus two Englishmen, bassist Andrew Clyendert and drummer Martin Drew, the latter of whom worked extensively with Oscar Peterson). While they had not played together prior to this engagement, they are very much on the same wavelength. "Sweet Georgia Brown" opens softly, with Mullen showing a funky touch, but as the piece develops Harris takes hold with his driving soulful technique. The breezy setting of Antonio Carlos Jobim's bossa nova "Meditation" sounds like the musicians have spent a lot of time in Rio de Janeiro, swinging it with boundless energy. Harris injects a good deal of humor into his bluesy take of the standard "Lady Be Good," with ample use of tremolo. The set closes with a rollicking, blues-drenched interpretation of "Georgia on My Mind" (which Mullen manages to fill with hilarious quotes, including John Philip Souza's "The Stars and Stripes Forever") that must have left the audience begging for more. One can only hope more music from this booking emerges on Resonance in the near future.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/12/2010
Label:
Resonance Records
UPC:
0724101742927
catalogNumber:
2006
Rank:
14398

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gene Harris Quartet   Primary Artist
Gene Harris   Indexed Contributor,Piano
Martin Drew   Drums
Jim Mullen   Guitar
Andrew Cleyndert   Bass
Andrew Clyendert   Bass

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Don Heckman   Liner Notes
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
George Klabin   Executive Producer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Andrew Cleyndert   Engineer
Haymes   Composer
Anthony Polis   Concept
Bob Evancho   Cover Photo
Jonathan Jiskra   Mastering
Janie Harris   Cover Photo
Sydney B. Lanex   Concept

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