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Jazz Tastings: Light Jazz Guitar

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The cover of Jack Jezzro's album Jazz Tastings: Light Jazz Guitar depicts a glass of red wine with the bottle just behind it. It's a good indication, if the album title didn't already do the trick, that this is functional music, intended to accompany a nice dinner or evening with friends, rather than focus the attention on the listening experience itself. Jezzro is an accomplished guitarist, capable of taking standards like Cole Porter's "Night and Day," Rodgers & Hart's "Dancing on the Ceiling," and Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight," and weaving some lovely improvisations around their melodies on his nylon-string acoustic guitar. Bassist Jim Ferguson also gets ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The cover of Jack Jezzro's album Jazz Tastings: Light Jazz Guitar depicts a glass of red wine with the bottle just behind it. It's a good indication, if the album title didn't already do the trick, that this is functional music, intended to accompany a nice dinner or evening with friends, rather than focus the attention on the listening experience itself. Jezzro is an accomplished guitarist, capable of taking standards like Cole Porter's "Night and Day," Rodgers & Hart's "Dancing on the Ceiling," and Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight," and weaving some lovely improvisations around their melodies on his nylon-string acoustic guitar. Bassist Jim Ferguson also gets look-ins to solo here and there, and drummer Jim White provides steady support. Jezzro includes the occasional original to mix with the evergreens, and they fit in seamlessly. There isn't anything innovative here, but like a glass of wine from a good, old bottle, the album provides an expected pleasure.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/19/2011
  • Label: Green Hill
  • UPC: 792755578629
  • Catalog Number: 55786
  • Sales rank: 79,149

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Night and Day (3:34)
  2. 2 No Greater Love (4:26)
  3. 3 Christina (4:59)
  4. 4 Dancing On the Ceiling (3:47)
  5. 5 My Foolish Heart (4:56)
  6. 6 Jake's Tune (3:26)
  7. 7 Who Can I Turn To (4:52)
  8. 8 My Funny Valentine (5:34)
  9. 9 Rose Waltz (4:08)
  10. 10 Stella By Starlight (4:01)
  11. 11 Prelude To a Kiss (5:09)
  12. 12 Luke's Day (4:18)
  13. 13 'Round Midnight (5:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jack Jezzro Primary Artist, Guitar (Nylon String)
Jim Ferguson Bass
Jim White Drums
Technical Credits
Jack Jezzro Composer, Producer
Cootie Williams Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Leslie Bricusse Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Brendan Harkin Producer, Engineer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Isham Jones Composer
Thelonious Monk Composer
Anthony Newley Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Marty Symes Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Victor Young Composer
Bernie Hanighen Composer
Irving Gordon Composer
Mike Haynes Mastering
Chad Smith Graphic Design
Greg Howard Executive Producer
Victor P. Young Composer
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