Out of the Blue

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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Violinist Christian Howes has made some hit-and-miss records but with Out of the Blue, he's finally making greater strides forward. Alongside electric guitarist Robben Ford and fellow Ohioan Bobby Floyd on organ, Howes is inspired to take more liberties with his repertoire while fully exploring the great talent he has always displayed. On funky originals, soul-jazz/blues, and progressive pieces by Carla Bley and Ornette Coleman, Howe's pungent and literate violin has never sounded fresher. Different arrangements of Chick Corea's difficult "Fingerprints" and Coleman's angular bop "When Will the Blues Leave" are high points on an album that sports many bright moments, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Violinist Christian Howes has made some hit-and-miss records but with Out of the Blue, he's finally making greater strides forward. Alongside electric guitarist Robben Ford and fellow Ohioan Bobby Floyd on organ, Howes is inspired to take more liberties with his repertoire while fully exploring the great talent he has always displayed. On funky originals, soul-jazz/blues, and progressive pieces by Carla Bley and Ornette Coleman, Howe's pungent and literate violin has never sounded fresher. Different arrangements of Chick Corea's difficult "Fingerprints" and Coleman's angular bop "When Will the Blues Leave" are high points on an album that sports many bright moments, and comes easily recommended as his best work yet.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/10/2010
  • Label: Resonance Records
  • UPC: 724101953224
  • Catalog Number: 1016
  • Sales rank: 259,094

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Christian Howes Primary Artist, Violin, Electric Violin
Robben Ford Guitar
Kevin Axt Bass, Electric Bass
Ric Fierabracci Electric Bass
Sharon Hendrix Vocals
Joel Rosenblatt Drums
Bobby Floyd Piano, Hammond Organ
Tamir Hendelman Piano
Bobby Floyd Organ, Piano
Technical Credits
Fats Domino Composer
George Klabin Producer, Engineer
Bill Milkowski Liner Notes
Christian Howes Arranger, Composer
Tamir Hendelman Arranger
Burwell Composer
H. Silver Composer
O. Coleman Composer
Fran Gala Mastering
Alex Copley Cover Photo, Back Cover Photo
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