How My Heart Sings

How My Heart Sings

by Bill Cunliffe
     
 

Earl Zindars is a talented but obscure songwriter who is best known for a few songs that were recorded by Bill Evans in the 1970s. Pianist Bill Cunliffe, who was only slightly familiar with Zindars' work until a year before the release of How My Heart Sings, has done the jazz world a strong favor by recordingSee more details below

Overview

Earl Zindars is a talented but obscure songwriter who is best known for a few songs that were recorded by Bill Evans in the 1970s. Pianist Bill Cunliffe, who was only slightly familiar with Zindars' work until a year before the release of How My Heart Sings, has done the jazz world a strong favor by recording ten of Zindars' best numbers for the album, arranging them in inventive fashion for his sextet. Sometimes the post-bop renditions are slightly reminiscent of Herbie Hancock's Speak Like a Child album or Hancock's late-'60s sextet, but there are also swinging sections and plenty of originality along with utilization of tricky time signatures. The ballad "Return to Love," a complex reworking of "Heads or Tails," and "Elsa" are among the high points, while the band gets to stretch out a bit on "Earl's Blues." Justin Ray's flügelhorn is added to the group's sound on two numbers. Overall, this set is a gem, giving today's listeners some fresh "new" music, and today's jazz musicians a few more choices to add to their repertoire. Highly recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/01/2003
Label:
Torii Records
UPC:
0822621000227
catalogNumber:
2

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill Cunliffe   Primary Artist,Piano
Bob Sheppard   Flute,Bass Clarinet,Alto Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Tenor Flute,Group Member
Bobby Shew   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Group Member
Jeff D'Angelo   Bass,Group Member
Joe La Barbera   Drums,Group Member
Bruce Paulson   Trombone,Group Member
Justin Ray   Flugelhorn,Group Member

Technical Credits

Steve Cropper   Composer
Bill Cunliffe   Arranger,Producer,Author
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Composer
Booker T. Jones   Composer
Talley Sherwood   Mastering
Andy Waterman   Engineer
Al Jackson   Composer
Earl Zindars   Composer
Tom Washatka   Package Production
Reed Kotler   Producer,Executive Producer
Thomas Lanaux   Artwork,CD Package Design

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