Moment to Moment: The Music of Henry Mancini

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Vibraphonist Joe Locke offers a fresh look at works by Henry Mancini on this release, as he leads a powerhouse quartet that includes pianist Billy Childs, bassist Eddie Gomez, and drummer Gene Jackson. His dramatic and spacious treatment of one of Mancini's most beloved works, "Moon River," gives the oft-recorded song a very new sound, while another frequently played number, "Days of Wine and Roses," begins with a dreamy introduction before progressing into a head-shaking hard bop arrangement. "Charade" is another well-loved movie theme that gets a thorough revamping; in Billy Childs' chart the piano alternates between a swirling line that contrasts with the leader as he ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Vibraphonist Joe Locke offers a fresh look at works by Henry Mancini on this release, as he leads a powerhouse quartet that includes pianist Billy Childs, bassist Eddie Gomez, and drummer Gene Jackson. His dramatic and spacious treatment of one of Mancini's most beloved works, "Moon River," gives the oft-recorded song a very new sound, while another frequently played number, "Days of Wine and Roses," begins with a dreamy introduction before progressing into a head-shaking hard bop arrangement. "Charade" is another well-loved movie theme that gets a thorough revamping; in Billy Childs' chart the piano alternates between a swirling line that contrasts with the leader as he plays its theme with a straight-ahead bop segment. But the group is not content just to stick to Mancini's best-known songs; "Loss of Love" is a straight-ahead ballad nailed on the first take, while "Whistling Away the Dark" showcases Eddie Gomez's lovely arco bass. When one combines great compositions and inventive, talented musicians such as the member of the Joe Locke Quartet, the results have to be highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/1995
  • Label: Milestone
  • UPC: 025218924320
  • Catalog Number: 9243
  • Sales rank: 191,755

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Slow Hot Wind (7:30)
  2. 2 Moon River (6:43)
  3. 3 Moment to Moment (6:43)
  4. 4 Whistling Away the Dark (3:37)
  5. 5 Charade (6:22)
  6. 6 Loss of Love (7:27)
  7. 7 Days of Wine and Roses (6:29)
  8. 8 Two for the Road (5:38)
  9. 9 Dreamsville (5:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe Locke Quartet Primary Artist, Track Performer
Joe Locke Indexed Contributor, Vibes
Billy Childs Piano
Eddie Gomez Bass
Gene Jackson Drums
Technical Credits
Henry Mancini Composer
Billy Childs Arranger
Todd Barkan Producer
Mike Krowiak Engineer
Jay Livingston Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Zan Stewart Liner Notes
Makoto Kimata Producer
Joe Locke Arranger
Phil Carroll Art Direction
Evans Composer
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