You and the Night and the Music

You and the Night and the Music

by Alan Broadbent
     
 

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The two-time Grammy winning arranger (for Natalie Cole and Charlie Haden featuring Shirley Horn) is used to working with big band charts and multi-harmonic orchestral arrangements, but at heart he's a pianist with a great love for standards and all things jazz. The idea on thisSee more details below

Overview

The two-time Grammy winning arranger (for Natalie Cole and Charlie Haden featuring Shirley Horn) is used to working with big band charts and multi-harmonic orchestral arrangements, but at heart he's a pianist with a great love for standards and all things jazz. The idea on this beautiful trio date is to go small, strip down to the basics of seven classics and see what he -- long a believer in the often unpredictable joys of improvisation -- can do with the swinging help of bassist Brian Bromberg and drummer Joe La Barbera. For those who love piano trio music, the answer is, quite a lot. The tunes range in time from six-and-a-half to nine minutes, plenty of time to have intricate emotional conversations that dash on unexpected journeys. The title track starts out like a ballad, but within minutes becomes a spirited, jaunty stroll with rushes of flurried ivories keeping pace above the brushes and Bromberg's cool throb. They play "I Wish I Knew" a little simpler, as a graceful romance, but pick up the pace with the odd locomotive meters and snappy basslines of "With the Wind and the Rain in Her Hair." "What's New" begins with a low register cadenza underpinning some wild upper register movement before settling into a tender, reflective pocket. It's beautifully played, but the most remarkable feature is the choice of material which draws more obscure selections from familiar names. All the more open palette for the trio to play with.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/24/2006
Label:
Artistry Music
UPC:
0181475700722
catalogNumber:
7007
Rank:
184368

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alan Broadbent   Primary Artist,Piano
Brian Bromberg   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Joe La Barbera   Drums

Technical Credits

Brian Bromberg   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Lee Morgan   Composer
Bob Haggart   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Tom McCauley   Engineer
Eddy Schreyer   Mastering
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Bill Traut   Management
Harry Warren   Composer
Denny Stilwell   Executive Producer
George Forrest   Composer
Robert Haggart   Composer
Kent Anderson   Executive Producer
Susumu Morikawa   Executive Producer
Steven Graybow   Liner Notes
Patricia Vogt   Graphic Design
Robert Wright   Composer

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