Silent Pool

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Rather than "Silent Pool," the Marian McPartland selection on this rather sleepy CD that best sums up the music is "Melancholy Mood." Long adept at writing harmonically sophisticated originals, pianist McPartland is featured on a dozen of her compositions with the backing of 20 strings, bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Harold Jones. Alan Broadbent's string arrangements a throwback in some ways to the mood music records of the 1950s are lush, dreamy, always middle-of-the-road and sometimes dull. McPartland plays well as usual on the ballad-oriented set that includes at least three of her best-known originals "A Delicate Balance," "Ambiance" and "Threnody", but the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Rather than "Silent Pool," the Marian McPartland selection on this rather sleepy CD that best sums up the music is "Melancholy Mood." Long adept at writing harmonically sophisticated originals, pianist McPartland is featured on a dozen of her compositions with the backing of 20 strings, bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Harold Jones. Alan Broadbent's string arrangements a throwback in some ways to the mood music records of the 1950s are lush, dreamy, always middle-of-the-road and sometimes dull. McPartland plays well as usual on the ballad-oriented set that includes at least three of her best-known originals "A Delicate Balance," "Ambiance" and "Threnody", but the unadventurous strings clearly weigh down the music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/14/1997
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431474524
  • Catalog Number: 4745
  • Sales rank: 136,915

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marian McPartland Primary Artist, Piano
Ray Kelley Cello
Alan Broadbent Conductor
Murray Adler Violin
Israel Baker Violin
Jodi Burnett Cello
Charles Veal Violin
Marci Dicterow Violin
Maurice Dicterow Violin
Assa Drori Violin
Bonnie Douglas Violin
James Getzoff Violin
Harold Jones Drums
Jerry Kessler Cello
Gina Kronstadt Violin
Jorge Moraga Viola
Cynthia Morrow Viola
Don Palmer Violin
Stanley Plummer Violin
Harry Shirinian Viola
Paul Shure Violin
Andy Simpkins Bass
Tibor Zelig Violin
Suzie Katayama Cello
Fred Seykoura Cello
Mimi Granat Viola
Technical Credits
Alan Broadbent Arranger, String Arrangements, String Conductor
Meredith d'Ambrosio Illustrations, Cover Illustration
Horace Silver Composer
George Young Composer
Jimmy McPartland Composer
John Burk Producer, Executive Producer
Phil Edwards Engineer
George Horn Mastering
Nick Phillips Producer
Paul Shure Contributor
Allen Toussaint Composer
Dick Sudhalter Liner Notes
Kent Judkins Art Direction
Abbey Anna Art Direction
Glen Barros Executive Producer
Ted White Engineer
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