Work To Do

  • Kod: MAC1045
  • Producent: Mack Avenue Records
  • Kod producenta: 0673203104525
  • Wykonawca: Carl Allen & Rodney Whitaker
  • Nośnik: CD
  • Cena: 77,99 zł
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Modern Jazz
premiera polska:
Wydawnicto Audiofilskie

kontynent: Ameryka Północna
kraj: USA
opakowanie: plastikowe etui

"On Carl Allen and Rodney Whitaker's Work to Do, their second collaboration with Mack Avenue Records, the musicians focus on groove, beauty and respect for the tradition.
Allen and Whitaker provide a swinging backdrop for some of New York's finest and most respected musicians, including guitarist Rodney Jones and saxophonist Vincent Herring, two very distinctive contributors to the album. Joined by five other accomplished artists, the A-list lineup combines to make an electrifying 9-piece ensemble.
Work to Do features 11 tracks, including reworked pop-classics and originals that range from achingly beautiful tunes to those possessing an energized post-bop feel. Highlights include Whitaker's hard-bop original "For Garrison," written for his son, who was named after jazz legend Jimmy Garrison. Here, the melody played by both Chandler and Herring is supported rhythmically by Allen who also provides suspense through his fills, which lead the band into an unbreakable and energized swing feel for the solo section.
The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby," is uniquely interpreted with the band switching effortlessly between 5/4 and 4/4 throughout, and which Herring uses to his advantage to create a truly impressive solo.
On Johnny Mandel's "Time for Love," Jones' sensitivity as a player is heard through the enchanting lines which accompany Whitakers' bowed melody. Finally, for the bonus track, Allen and Whitaker play a duo a version of "For Garrison," displaying their effortless musical partnership.
Although Work to Do may not be categorized as an innovative album, it does possess remarkable musicality throughout, created by a group of players who have an obvious love for making music together and enjoy an array of different styles-as long as it feels good.:
by Angela Davis

Carl Allen: drums
Rodney Whitaker: bass
George Colligan: piano
Rodney Jones: acoustic and electric guitars
Dorsey "Rob" Robinson: B3 organ
Brandon Lee: trumpet
Kirk Whalum: tenor and soprano saxophone
Vincent Chandler: trombone
Vincent Herring: alto and soprano saxophone

1. Work to Do 6:06
2. Speak to My Heart 6:29
3. For Garrison (Both) 7:03
4. Giving Thanks 6:24
5. What's Going On 5:30
6. Eleanor Rigby 6:57
7. With You I'm Born Again 6:49
8. Grahamstown 6:38
9. A Time for Love 3:03
10. Relativity 8:57

more info: www.mackavenue.com
more info2: carlallen.com
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