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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

CD Review - Sergio Mendes - Warner's Original Album Series.

Another of Warner's highly acclaimed Original Album Series - this time it's 5 albums in one package from Brazilian pianist Sergio Mendes.
The Swinger From Rio/ In Person at El Matador!/The Great Arrival/The Best of Brazil/Sergio Mendes' Favourite Things.
Difficult to know what to write about these. They're so brilliantly done, so tasteful, so well played and arranged - perfect is the word that came to mind and yet...
...Imagine someone gives you a box of chocolates and you pick one out and it's a coffee cream. Yummy! So you have another and it too is a coffee cream and so it goes on - they're all coffee creams. By the end of the box you never want to taste another coffee cream ever!
In other words, these are albums to dip into, play at a party or at a corporate as background music (muzak?) that won't offend or intrude and, if you hit lucky, as eine klein nachtmusik!
Don't blame it on the Bossa Nova and there are redeeming features in the form of Hubert Laws (flute), Phil Woods (alto), Art Farmer (flugel) who lift things to beyond the bland...
Lance.
Released November 21, 2011.

1 comment :

Liz said...

reading about Sergio Mendes brings to mind the time I went to see Frank Sinatra at the Royal Albert Hall. We were all seated, excitement in the air, an absolutly electric atmosphere...Sergio was on first, giving us a taste of his particular style of music, but oh dear...all we wanted was Frank..and I am ashamed to say that poor Sergio was never really appreciated that night!
Liz

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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