Every Time I Think of You

Every Time I Think of You

by Alan Broadbent
     
 

Due to his work with Diana Krall, Jane Monheit, and others, Alan Broadbent may be as noted for his arranging as he is for his sterling piano work. On this lovely album, he gets to shine in both capacities. Surrounding his excellent trio with strings, Broadbent is able to drape his probing improvisations in lush tonal colors that accentuate each tune’s melodiousness.… See more details below

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Due to his work with Diana Krall, Jane Monheit, and others, Alan Broadbent may be as noted for his arranging as he is for his sterling piano work. On this lovely album, he gets to shine in both capacities. Surrounding his excellent trio with strings, Broadbent is able to drape his probing improvisations in lush tonal colors that accentuate each tune’s melodiousness. There’s not a syrupy moment here -- Broadbent remains a poet of orchestration, as well as a piano stylist of the highest rank. Superb contributions from bassist Brian Bromberg and drummer Kendall Kay further elevate this deserving-of-wider-recognition gem.

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Alan Broadbent has long been appreciated as a fine pianist and arranger, talents he combines on this studio effort with bassist Brian Bromberg and drummer Kendall Kay, along with background color by the Tokyo Strings. "Autumn Variations" is a superb workout of the chord changes to the standard "Autumn Leaves." The pianist's lyrical setting of the longing ballad "Bess, Oh Where's My Bess" and the sparse treatment of "Last Night When We Were Young" are simply masterful. Broadbent's scoring of notable jazz compositions proves to be equally effective. He sets up a very deliberate tempo for the ballad "Lover Man," alternating the piano and the strings in the foreground as the rhythm section plays sparingly. But his best effort may be his lush arrangement of the modal masterpiece "Blue in Green." Broadbent also includes three strong originals: "E. 32nd Elegy" (a moody tribute to Lennie Tristano), the breezy Latin-flavored "Nirvana Blues," and an affectionate ballad salute to his late boss Woody Herman called "Woody 'N' Me," which suggests the end of another long night as the weary musicians pile into the bus to hit the road to the next gig. Impeccably recorded and mixed, Alan Broadbent's Every Time I Think of You is the perfect CD for unwinding at the end of a long, demanding day.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/12/2006
Label:
Artistry Music
UPC:
0181475701125
catalogNumber:
757011
Rank:
143503

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