Quartet

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
In many cases, talented jazz organists also know their way around the acoustic piano. The late Shirley Scott, for example, was both an accomplished pianist and accomplished organist, although she was best known for her organ playing -- and many of the organists who never made a piano recording were probably quite capable of doing so. But never recording on the piano is not a problem for Larry Goldings, who is primarily an organist but plays more acoustic piano than organ on Quartet. Goldings who is joined by trumpeter/cornetist John Sneider, acoustic bassist Ben Allison, and drummer Matt Wilson also gets in some accordion, electric keyboards, and harmonium, but the ...
See more details below
CD
$15.35
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$16.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (7) from $11.57   
  • New (5) from $11.57   
  • Used (2) from $16.13   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
In many cases, talented jazz organists also know their way around the acoustic piano. The late Shirley Scott, for example, was both an accomplished pianist and accomplished organist, although she was best known for her organ playing -- and many of the organists who never made a piano recording were probably quite capable of doing so. But never recording on the piano is not a problem for Larry Goldings, who is primarily an organist but plays more acoustic piano than organ on Quartet. Goldings who is joined by trumpeter/cornetist John Sneider, acoustic bassist Ben Allison, and drummer Matt Wilson also gets in some accordion, electric keyboards, and harmonium, but the acoustic piano is dominant this time -- and whatever instrument Goldings is embracing, no one will accuse this post-bop effort of having a surplus of warhorses. In the 21st century, there are way too many straight-ahead jazz artists both instrumentalists and vocalists who insist on playing nothing but the most overdone warhorses on their albums -- artists who won't touch a song unless it has been recorded as many times as "My Funny Valentine" or "Body and Soul." But on Quartet, Goldings and his colleagues find the post-bop potential in everything from Chico Buarque's "Valsinha" a Brazilian song to W.C. Handy's "Hesitation Blues" to the traditional "We Shall Overcome." Goldings even finds the jazz possibilities of Björk's "Cocoon," and why shouldn't he? Contrary to what some of the more myopic folks in the jazz world would have you believe, worthwhile popular music didn't end with Tin Pan Alley. From Goldings' skillful piano playing to his intriguing variety of material, Quartet is a CD that the improviser should be proud to have in his catalog.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/24/2006
  • Label: Palmetto Records
  • UPC: 753957211523
  • Catalog Number: 2115
  • Sales rank: 110,464

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Singsong (4:09)
  2. 2 Au Bord de l'Eau (5:57)
  3. 3 Valsinha (5:21)
  4. 4 The Wedding (5:55)
  5. 5 Hesitation Blues (4:05)
  6. 6 Jackie-Ing (3:50)
  7. 7 Dario and Bario (3:00)
  8. 8 A Dream About Jaki Byard (3:15)
  9. 9 Cocoon (7:11)
  10. 10 Hidalgo (3:14)
  11. 11 Denoument (2:31)
  12. 12 We Shall Overcome (3:35)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Larry Goldings Primary Artist, Piano, Accordion, Glockenspiel, Harmonium, Wurlitzer
Ben Allison Bass
Matt Wilson Percussion, Drums
Madeleine Peyroux Vocals
Technical Credits
Matt Balitsaris Producer, Engineer
Chico Buarque Composer
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Larry Goldings Composer, Producer
W.C. Handy Composer
Ben Allison Composer, Art Direction
Abdullah Ibrahim Composer
Thelonious Monk Composer
A.T. Michael MacDonald Mastering
Chad Fischer Vocal Engineer
John Sneider Composer
Traditional Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously