Midnight Mood: Live in Stockholm

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Barnes & Noble - Ted Panken
Documenting a March 2002 club performance during a European tour by bass virtuoso David Friesen's Portland, Oregon–based trio, Midnight Mood is as mellow, intuitive, and in-the-flow as the title would imply. The piano is good, and the program is modern mainstream -- iconic jazz compositions by Joe Zawinul (the title track), John Coltrane ("Equinox"), and J. J. Johnson ("Lament"); originals by band members Friesen ("Before and After") and pianist Randy Porter ("Dark Sky"); and evergreens from the Songbook ("How Deep Is the Ocean," "A Time for Love," "East of the Sun," "Come Rain or Come Shine"). Inspired by Friesen's spot-on bass lines and melodic solos and Porter's ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ted Panken
Documenting a March 2002 club performance during a European tour by bass virtuoso David Friesen's Portland, Oregon–based trio, Midnight Mood is as mellow, intuitive, and in-the-flow as the title would imply. The piano is good, and the program is modern mainstream -- iconic jazz compositions by Joe Zawinul (the title track), John Coltrane ("Equinox"), and J. J. Johnson ("Lament"); originals by band members Friesen ("Before and After") and pianist Randy Porter ("Dark Sky"); and evergreens from the Songbook ("How Deep Is the Ocean," "A Time for Love," "East of the Sun," "Come Rain or Come Shine"). Inspired by Friesen's spot-on bass lines and melodic solos and Porter's ability to voice post–Bill Evans vocabulary in his own dialect, the trio -- completely in tune throughout and informed by creative imperatives -- reharmonize without excess and make it all sound fresh.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/2004
  • Label: Intuition
  • UPC: 750447337428
  • Catalog Number: 3374
  • Sales rank: 149,464

Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Friesen Primary Artist, Acoustic Bass, Group Member
Randy Porter Piano, Group Member
Alan Rankin Jones Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Michel Legrand Composer
David Friesen Composer, Producer
Joe Zawinul Composer
John Coltrane Composer
J.J. Johnson Composer
Pawel Lucki Engineer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Randy Porter Composer, Engineer
Doug Dubrow Mastering
Knut Schotteldreier Cover Design
Brooks Bowman Composer
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