Star Turtleby Harry Connick Jr.
Star Turtle is Harry Connick, Jr.'s most ambitious album, a four-part suite that attempts to tell the evolution of jazz and R&B to funk and rock. Given such an unwieldy concept, it's surprising how well the album works, actually. Connick can play jazz and R&B with flair, if not much identity. What sinks the album is when he treads too closely to contemporary waters, because he sounds old-fashioned and surprisingly conservative when he works in a rock & roll or funk-oriented idiom. Nevertheless, Connick's revivalism works quite well when he sticks to more traditional forms and that's what makes Star Turtle an entertaining listen.
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Performance CreditsHarry Connick Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Clarinet,Piano,Trombone,Trumpet,Tuba,Electric Bass,Conga,Drums,Bass Drums,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Tenor Saxophone,Voices,Multi Instruments,Acoustic Bass,fender rhodes,Mini Moog
Lucien Barbarin Percussion,Trombone,Cymbals
Jonathan DuBose Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,wah wah guitar,Soloist
Jerry Weldon Tenor Saxophone
Mark Mullins Trombone
Jeremy Davenport Trumpet
Raymond Weber Percussion,Drums,Snare Drums
David Schumacher Baritone Saxophone
Ned Goold Tenor Saxophone
Dan John Miller Trumpet
Tony Hall Bass,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Soloist
Technical CreditsHarry Connick Composer
Richard White Artwork,Graphic Design
Tracey Freeman Producer
Gregg Rubin Engineer
Arnold Levine Art Direction
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this cd was pathetic.it was not coherant.not like harry at all.come on harry, you've done better.
One of his best albums - Well done Harry