Tuesday, July 08, 2014

New Releases: Juliette Greco - Greco Chante Brel; Chuck Webb - No Smoke No Mirrors, Rod Tate - Love


One of the most striking albums we've ever heard from legendary French singer Juliette Greco – a beautiful tribute to the music of Jacques Brel, sung in a style that's quite different from her earlier work! Greco is quite advanced in years, and almost speaks more than sings – but with a commanding presence that brings a very different flavor to Brel's famous compositions – almost giving them the spirit of a small piece of dramatic work – which, in some way, was the original intention of the tunes! Backings are never overdone, and Greco's voice is stunningly upfront in the mix – really dominating the whole thing as she moves through songs that include "Amsterdam", "Ces Gens-La", "Ne Me Quitte Pas", "J'Arrive", "J'Amais", "Fils De", "Le Tango Funebre", and "Bruxelles". ~ Dusty Groove


"No Smoke No Mirrors" is Chuck Webb’s first release as a solo artist! The music is a mixture of acoustic jazz, electric funk and R&B which represents the influences that have shaped his highly sought after bass style. Chuck has played with Ramsey Lewis, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Sample, Freddie Hubbard, McCoy Tyner, Willie Pickens, Henry Johnson, Phil Upchurch, Danny Barber, Ken Chaney, The Gerald Wilson Big Band, Dee Alexander, Barbara Morrison, Bobby Shiff & many others...  Tracks include Song for Bilbao; Momo's Groove; Armando's Rhumba; Beatrice; Swank; Goodbye Pork Pie Hat; Epistrophy; Living For The City; and Get On the Good Foot (Pts 1, 2, & 3). ~ CD Universe


Love is Rod Tate's latest musical offering. This CD is Rod's Smooth/Contemporary Jazz musical interpretation of the various joyous aspects of Love. From the moment of seeing the person for the first time and the journey to falling in love. Is the music all slow ? No. Because love has moments of romance, heart pounding, laughter, joy, excitement, happiness, etc. Love is a milestone CD release for Rod. It has been 20 years since his first CD release, "A Taste Of Eternity" in 1994. We invite you to get your copy of "Love" today. Hopefully this CD will bring up great memories in your love relationship and that the music will be the backdrop as you create more great love moments and memories. ~ CD Universe

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