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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Veteran altoist Herb Geller, who doubles on soprano, performs 13 songs that originated in Hollywood films on this CD. The underrated "Call Me Irresponsible" is taken as a duet with bassist Martin Wind while Geller duets with pianist Don Friedman on David Raskin's always-magnificent "The Bad and the Beautiful." The tunes feature the saxophonist with either a three- or four-piece rhythm section. Geller, who seems to have found the Fountain of Youth in Europe, sounds quite ageless, playing with power, creativity, and joy. In addition to a few standards, such pieces as "Troubled Waters," "Pawnbroker Theme," and a medley of "Taxi Driver" and "Marnie" are effectively revived. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Veteran altoist Herb Geller, who doubles on soprano, performs 13 songs that originated in Hollywood films on this CD. The underrated "Call Me Irresponsible" is taken as a duet with bassist Martin Wind while Geller duets with pianist Don Friedman on David Raskin's always-magnificent "The Bad and the Beautiful." The tunes feature the saxophonist with either a three- or four-piece rhythm section. Geller, who seems to have found the Fountain of Youth in Europe, sounds quite ageless, playing with power, creativity, and joy. In addition to a few standards, such pieces as "Troubled Waters," "Pawnbroker Theme," and a medley of "Taxi Driver" and "Marnie" are effectively revived. Respect is paid to each of the melodies before Geller and Friedman play melodic solos that derive logically from the themes. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2007
  • Label: Hep Records
  • UPC: 603366209225
  • Catalog Number: 2092
  • Sales rank: 396,462

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Close Enough for Love - Martin Wind (4:36)
  2. 2 Taxi Driver/Marnie - Martin Wind (3:31)
  3. 3 Troubled Waters - Martin Wind (4:00)
  4. 4 Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead - Martin Wind (3:45)
  5. 5 I Wish I Knew - Martin Wind (3:31)
  6. 6 Pawnbroker Theme - Martin Wind (5:52)
  7. 7 Emily - Martin Wind (3:13)
  8. 8 Call Me Irresponsible (3:42)
  9. 9 Invitation - Martin Wind (3:47)
  10. 10 Laura - Martin Wind (5:04)
  11. 11 The Odd Couple - Martin Wind (4:58)
  12. 12 Never Let Me Go - Martin Wind (4:17)
  13. 13 The Bad and the Beautiful (3:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Herb Geller Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Don Friedman Piano
Martin Wind Bass, Bass Guitar, Double Bass, String Bass
Martien Oster Guitar
Hans Braber Drums
Technical Credits
Billy Byers Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
David Raksin Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Arthur Johnston Composer
Alastair Robertson Producer, Liner Notes
Marius Beets Engineer
Sam Coslow Composer
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