Say It Plain

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Scotty Barnhart has been a well-kept secret, though he has recorded with Marcus Roberts, Rosemary Clooney, and the Count Basie ghost band, while also being involved as a jazz educator at Florida State. This is his first album as a leader, and unlike many youngsters who prematurely rush into studios to make try to make a name for themselves, Barnhart is full of confidence, great musical ideas, and he's also more than willing to share the spotlight. His amusing New Orleans strut setting of John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" incorporates both traditional and modern elements, with an occasional whistle added for fun, to spice up some of the intricate interplay. His muted horn is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Scotty Barnhart has been a well-kept secret, though he has recorded with Marcus Roberts, Rosemary Clooney, and the Count Basie ghost band, while also being involved as a jazz educator at Florida State. This is his first album as a leader, and unlike many youngsters who prematurely rush into studios to make try to make a name for themselves, Barnhart is full of confidence, great musical ideas, and he's also more than willing to share the spotlight. His amusing New Orleans strut setting of John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" incorporates both traditional and modern elements, with an occasional whistle added for fun, to spice up some of the intricate interplay. His muted horn is delightful in his infectious gospel tune "Say It Plain." Barnhart utilizes the flumpet (a hybrid of trumpet and fl├╝gelhorn, made popular by the late Art Farmer) in his soulful "Haley's Passage," which also showcases guitarist Rick Lollar and soprano saxophonist Todd Williams. "Jnana" is a driving hard bop tune that would have been welcomed by other bands if it had only been available during the 1960s. There are several notable guests as well. Clark Terry adds his trumpet and a hilarious vocal to the likely improvised blues "Pay Me My Money," while "Con Alma" adds Wynton Marsalis and pianist Bruce Barth. Roberts joins his former sideman on piano on several tracks, while Ellis Marsalis is also a welcome guest. Hopefully, Scotty Barnhart won't wait too long for a follow-up recording to his excellent, long-awaited debut CD.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/19/2009
  • Label: Dig Music
  • UPC: 766057073823
  • Catalog Number: 137
  • Sales rank: 336,143

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Giant Steps (5:47)
  2. 2 Say It Plain (6:04)
  3. 3 The Burning Sands (7:20)
  4. 4 Haley's Passage (5:14)
  5. 5 Dedicated to You (2:23)
  6. 6 Put on a Happy Face (7:29)
  7. 7 Con Alma - Wynton Marsalis (8:57)
  8. 8 Jnana (5:25)
  9. 9 Young at Heart (5:25)
  10. 10 I've Never Been in Love Before (6:02)
  11. 11 I'm Glad There Is You (7:13)
  12. 12 Pay Me My Money - Clark Terry (3:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Scotty Barnhart Primary Artist, Flute, Trumpet, Musician
Ellis Marsalis Piano, Musician
Marcus Roberts Piano, Musician
Herlin Riley Percussion, Tambourine, Musician
Bruce Barth Piano, Musician
Clark Terry Trumpet, Vocals, Musician
Wynton Marsalis Trumpet, Musician
Bill Peterson Piano, Musician
Leon Anderson Jr. Drums, Human Whistle, Musician
Rodney Jordan Bass, Musician
Greg Williams Bass, Musician
Todd Sebastian Williams Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Musician
Todd Williams Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Jamie Davis Vocals
Marion Felder Percussion, Musician
Etienne Charles Percussion, Musician
Lindsey Sarjeant Piano
Leon Anderson Jr. Drums
Bill Peterson Piano
Technical Credits
Bill Cosby Author
Johnny Richards Composer
Mark Bingham Engineer
Frank Loesser Composer
Scotty Barnhart Arranger, Composer
Clark Terry Composer
John Coltrane Composer
Stanley Crouch Liner Notes
Jimmy Dorsey Composer
Greg Errico Producer, Audio Production
George Horn Mastering
Paul Mertz Composer
Charles Strouse Composer
Les Stephenson Engineer
Woody Woodruff Engineer
Carolyn Leigh Composer
Lee Adams Composer
Jamie Davis Executive Producer
Leon Anderson Jr. Whistle
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespe Composer
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