Star Turtle

Star Turtle

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by Harry Connick Jr.
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/02/1996
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646757529
catalogNumber:
67575

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harry 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 Credits

Harry Connick   Composer
Richard White   Artwork,Graphic Design
Tracey Freeman   Producer
Gregg Rubin   Engineer
Arnold Levine   Art Direction

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3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd was pathetic.it was not coherant.not like harry at all.come on harry, you've done better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of his best albums - Well done Harry
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