Under Rousseau's Moon

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Gil Goldstein has always been an adventurous musician testing boundaries, but this may be his most eclectic release. With a group that includes elements of straight-ahead and contemporary jazz (saxophonist Chris Potter, trumpeter Michael Brecker, vibraphonist Mike Maineri and electric bassist Richard Bona), plus the Zebra Coast String Trio, the keyboardist looks to break down barriers. Opening with a dramatic setting of Robbie Robertson's "The Moon Struck One," the band segues into a decidedly contemporary setting of Charlie Parker's "Donna Lee," though Bona's plodding bassline proves to be a handicap. Several tracks composed by the late Jaco Pastorious prove a bit uneven; ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Gil Goldstein has always been an adventurous musician testing boundaries, but this may be his most eclectic release. With a group that includes elements of straight-ahead and contemporary jazz (saxophonist Chris Potter, trumpeter Michael Brecker, vibraphonist Mike Maineri and electric bassist Richard Bona), plus the Zebra Coast String Trio, the keyboardist looks to break down barriers. Opening with a dramatic setting of Robbie Robertson's "The Moon Struck One," the band segues into a decidedly contemporary setting of Charlie Parker's "Donna Lee," though Bona's plodding bassline proves to be a handicap. Several tracks composed by the late Jaco Pastorious prove a bit uneven; the boisterous treatment of "Liberty City" works well, while the reggae-flavored "Good Morning Anya" quickly grows tiresome. The leader switches to accordion for his subdued ballad "The Camel's Lament," played unaccompanied. While this project may not please every listener all the way through, its ambitious scope and the strong efforts of the musicians involved make it an ear-opening experience worth revisiting.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/5/2006
  • Label: Halfnote Records
  • UPC: 616892452720
  • Catalog Number: 4527
  • Sales rank: 230,060

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Moon Struck One (2:01)
  2. 2 Donna Lee (6:17)
  3. 3 Three Women (3:19)
  4. 4 Good Morning Anya (8:26)
  5. 5 Bass Solo (1:27)
  6. 6 Boplicity/Some Skunk Funk (7:16)
  7. 7 Sarah's Touch (9:40)
  8. 8 Percussion Solo (1:07)
  9. 9 Liberty City (9:29)
  10. 10 Three Views of a Secret (7:27)
  11. 11 The Camel's Lament (2:52)
  12. 12 Moondreams (2:41)
  13. 13 Suninga (5:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gil Goldstein Primary Artist, Piano, Accordion
Don Alias Percussion
Randy Brecker Trumpet
Joyce Hammann Violin
Mike Mainieri Vibes
Lois Martin Viola
Chris Potter Bass Clarinet, Saxophone
Richard Bona Bass, Vocals
Dave Eggar Cello
Technical Credits
Robbie Robertson Composer
Gil Goldstein Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Orchestration
Jaco Pastorius Arranger, Composer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Gil Evans Arranger, Composer
Mike Mainieri Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Charlie Parker Composer
Steven Remote Engineer
Jeff Levenson Producer, Author
Chummy MacGregor Composer
Phil Pagano House Sound
Richard Bona Composer
Steven Bensusan Executive Producer
Jon D'Uva Digital Editing
Molly Gobel Artwork
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