Sungbird (After Albeniz)

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Pianist Helen Sung's third CD as a leader heads in a different direction. During a European tour, she decided to look for some Spanish classical work to adapt for her group, choosing Isaac Albéniz's "Espana, Op. 156." But for this recording, she intermingled her own compositions with solo piano interpretations of individual movements of Albéniz's work, creating a seamless recording in which one composer's contributions complement the other's. Her classical background is apparent, though she takes some liberties with the Albéniz's melodies. On the quintet tracks, her supporting band, including Marcus Strickland (tenor and soprano saxophones), bassist Reuben Rogers, drummer ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Pianist Helen Sung's third CD as a leader heads in a different direction. During a European tour, she decided to look for some Spanish classical work to adapt for her group, choosing Isaac Albéniz's "Espana, Op. 156." But for this recording, she intermingled her own compositions with solo piano interpretations of individual movements of Albéniz's work, creating a seamless recording in which one composer's contributions complement the other's. Her classical background is apparent, though she takes some liberties with the Albéniz's melodies. On the quintet tracks, her supporting band, including Marcus Strickland (tenor and soprano saxophones), bassist Reuben Rogers, drummer Nasheet Waits and percussionist Samuel Torres, follow her muse and bring out the full potential of her catchy tunes. Clocking just under 43 minutes, Sung actually leaves the listener wanting more.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2007
  • Label: Sunny Side
  • UPC: 016728117326
  • Catalog Number: 1173
  • Sales rank: 147,432

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Prelude (1:50)
  2. 2 Tango (2:23)
  3. 3 Preamble (1:12)
  4. 4 Shall We Tango? (6:28)
  5. 5 Malagueña Miniatura (2:10)
  6. 6 Malagueña (3:16)
  7. 7 Serenata (3:42)
  8. 8 Sungbird (6:10)
  9. 9 Capricho Catalan (3:35)
  10. 10 Capricho American (3:28)
  11. 11 Free Fusion (5:50)
  12. 12 Encore: Zortzico (2:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Helen Sung Primary Artist, Piano
Nasheet Waits Drums
Reuben Rogers Bass Guitar
Samuel Torres Percussion
Marcus Strickland Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Isaac Albéniz Composer
Chris Herles Mastering
Christopher Drukker Graphic Design
Michael Brorby Engineer
Helen Sung Composer, Liner Notes
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