Longing

Longing

by Joe Locke
     
 

This is Joe Locke's second date for Steeplechase; he's joined by a fine group including pianist George Cables, bassist Jeff Andrews, drummer Ronnie Burrage and the talented young German saxophonist Johannes Enders. The opening medley of …  See more details below

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This is Joe Locke's second date for Steeplechase; he's joined by a fine group including pianist George Cables, bassist Jeff Andrews, drummer Ronnie Burrage and the talented young German saxophonist Johannes Enders. The opening medley of Big John Patton's "Back Up" and Lee Morgan's "The Double Up" kicks things off nicely; other interpretations of jazz compositions include a sensitive take of Thad Jones' gorgeous "A Child is Born" and a wild retooling of John Coltrane's "Giant Steps," featuring the leader on Midi vibes. The one standard is a beautiful arrangement of "Over the Rainbow," with very subtle playing by both Locke and Cables. Locke wrote three of the compositions on this date: "Etch-a-Sketch," an adventurous piece based on the chord changes to "I Got Rhythm" and utilizing the Midi vibes; the intense tribute "Khalid the Warrior; " and the only disappointing track, the bland ballad "Longing," with a weak lyric sung badly by Mark Ledford, who also adds his trumpet. Although this isn't the first choice among Joe Locke's recordings for Steeplechase, it is well worth purchasing.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/01/1994
Label:
Steeplechase
UPC:
0716043128129
catalogNumber:
31281

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Tracks

  1. Back up/The Double Up
  2. Longing
  3. Etch-A-Sketch
  4. A Child Is Born
  5. Just for Now
  6. Celestial Moods
  7. Giant Steps
  8. Over the Rainbow
  9. Khalid the Warrior

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