From Here to the Moon [Milestone]

From Here to the Moon [Milestone]

by Mad & Eddie Duran
     
 
Eddie Duran returns to the recording wars with a refreshingly retooled sound -- this time as co-leader with his wife, saxophonist/flutist Madaline "Mad" Duran. By this time, perhaps partially influenced by his wife being a reed player, Duran was tuning his guitar as a B-flat instrument, and this results in a heavier electric sound that gives these tracks a unique

Overview

Eddie Duran returns to the recording wars with a refreshingly retooled sound -- this time as co-leader with his wife, saxophonist/flutist Madaline "Mad" Duran. By this time, perhaps partially influenced by his wife being a reed player, Duran was tuning his guitar as a B-flat instrument, and this results in a heavier electric sound that gives these tracks a unique texture when he plays rhythm. Mad is a capable bopster on soprano, alto and tenor, and she handles the flute with a breathy tone. On some tracks, Mad and Eddie make a perfectly satisfying music just as a duo, while on most, they use either a bop rhythm section or a welcome return to the Latin and bossa nova rhythms that influenced Duran in the '60s ("Symphony Sid Samba" is especially nice). They make a seamless transition between "My Favorite Things" and "Take Five" - both played in 5/4 time - deliver a rhythmically off-kilter "Don't Be That Way," and a light-flavored Latin number "Quesadillas" is credited to the pair as -- yes -- Duran-Duran. This album was originally released on their custom Mad Eddie label and picked up by Milestone in 1999.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/1999
Label:
Milestone
UPC:
0025218929622
catalogNumber:
9296

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Performance Credits

Mad & Eddie Duran   Primary Artist,Flute,Alto Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Eddie Duran   Guitar
Mark Levine   Piano
Vince Lateano   Drums
Scott Steed   Bass
Marc van Wageningen   Bass
Raul Ramirez   Percussion
Plank   Piano

Technical Credits

Eddie Duran   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Jimmy Heath   Composer
Frank Dorritie   Producer
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction
Mad & Eddie Duran   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Sunny Skylar   Composer
Consuelo Velázquez   Composer
Rick Shiner   Engineer

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