Summer Wind: Live at the Loa

Summer Wind: Live at the Loa

by Ray Brown Trio
     
 

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Ray Brown has many great contributions to jazz as a leader and a sideman, but one additional way in which he helped jazz was his encouraging Gene Harris to give up his early retirement and go back out on the road. The pianist was a part of Brown's groups for several years before he formed a working quartet and became a leader for good once again. This 1988 concert at… See more details below

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Ray Brown has many great contributions to jazz as a leader and a sideman, but one additional way in which he helped jazz was his encouraging Gene Harris to give up his early retirement and go back out on the road. The pianist was a part of Brown's groups for several years before he formed a working quartet and became a leader for good once again. This 1988 concert at a since-defunct Santa Monica night club (co-owned by Brown) finds the two, along with drummer Jeff Hamilton, at the top of their game. A phone ringing in the background distracts momentarily from Brown's opening solo in his composition "The Real Blues," during which Harris repeats a bluesy tremolo, which may be an inside joke about the early distraction. Harris take a blues-drenched approach to "Mona Lisa" before giving way to the leader's solo, while his lyrical approach to "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" is shimmering. Hamilton's soft brushes are prominent in "Little Darlin'," but his explosive playing provides a powerful pulse to the very unusual strutting take of "It Don't Mean a Thing." This extremely satisfying CD is warmly recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/27/1990
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0013431442622
catalogNumber:
4426
Rank:
51213

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Performance Credits

Ray Brown Trio   Primary Artist
Ray Brown   Indexed Contributor,Bass,Track Performer
Monty Alexander   Piano
Johnny Griffin   Tenor Saxophone
Jeff Hamilton   Drums
Gene Harris   Piano
Martin Drew   Drums

Technical Credits

Allen Farnham   Producer
Leonard Feather   Liner Notes
Fred Jacobs   Authoring
John Burk   Producer,Executive Producer
Phil Edwards   Engineer,Remixing
Carl Jefferson   Producer,Executive Producer
Nick Phillips   Producer
Chip Deffaa   Liner Notes
Sandi Young   Art Direction
Abbey Anna   Art Direction
Glen Barros   Executive Producer
Ted White   Engineer

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