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Turn Up the Quiet
     

Turn Up the Quiet

by Geoff Keezer
 
After several excellent dates as a leader, this Geoff Keezer session comes up short by comparison. The culprits are the extremely dull, new-agey "Island Palace" and "Bibo No Aozora," which are both infused with electronic keyboards and programming as well as forgettable melodies. They are way out of place on what otherwise is an outstanding jazz CD. Fortunately, the

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After several excellent dates as a leader, this Geoff Keezer session comes up short by comparison. The culprits are the extremely dull, new-agey "Island Palace" and "Bibo No Aozora," which are both infused with electronic keyboards and programming as well as forgettable melodies. They are way out of place on what otherwise is an outstanding jazz CD. Fortunately, the remainder of this release is quite enjoyable. Bassist Christian McBride and saxophonist Joshua Redman join Keezer on his playful tribute to his daughter, "Precious One," and an adventuresome take of "Stompin' at the Savoy." Diana Krall adds strong vocals to "Love Dance" and a touching version of "The Nearness of You." Keezer's solo covers of "My Shining Hour" and "Lush Life" capture the essence of these familiar standards, while his solo take of "Lose My Breath" (written by the pop group My Bloody Valentine) also proves to be a captivating, melancholy ballad.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/16/1998
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646898826
catalogNumber:
68988

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Geoff Keezer   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards
Nona Hendryx   Vocals,Background Vocals
Joshua Redman   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Cyro Baptista   Percussion,Drums,Bass Drums,Triangle
Scott Frankfurt   Hi Hat
Maria Kitsopoulos   Cello
Christian McBride   Bass
Diana Krall   Keyboards,Vocals,Track Performer
Tony McAnany   Keyboards
Caryl Paisner   Cello
Laura Bontrager   Cello
Maureen McDermott   Cello

Technical Credits

Geoff Keezer   translation
Jason Miles   Programming
Joel Moss   Producer,Engineer
May Ann Topper   Executive Producer
Tony McAnany   Producer,Engineer
Akiko Pavolka   translation

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