TINA LOUISE - IT'S TIME FOR TINA: THE SONGS OF TINA LOUISE
Everyone s favorite red-haired castaway and star of Gilligan s Island, the lovely Tina Louise, shows off her prodigious talents on this rarely heard collection of late night lounge classics - featuring Coleman Hawkins on sax! Includes Tonight Is The Night; Hands Across The Table; Snuggled On Your Shoulder; Embraceable You; I m In The Mood For Love; Baby, Won t You Say You Love Me; It s Been A Long, Long Time; Hold Me; I Wanna
Be Loved; Let s Do It; How Long Has This Been Going On?; and Goodnight My Love.
KEITH JARRETT & CHARLIE HADEN – LAST DANCE
Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden broaden the scope of their duo project to showcase jazz classics like Thelonious Monk s Round Midnight and Bud Powell s spritely Dance Of The Infidels. Love songs, however, are to the fore in this selection, with tender versions of My Old Flame, My Ship, It Might As Well Be Spring, Everything Happens To Me, and Every Time We Say Goodbye as well as alternate takes of Where Can I Go Without You and Goodbye, every bit as touching as the Jasmine renditions. When we play together it’s like two people singing, said Jarrett of his reunion with Haden. The intentions of the song are honored, the shades of meaning in a melody or a lyric explored instrumentally. As Charlie Haden put it, Keith really listens, and I listen. That s the secret. It s about listening. The music of Last Dance was recorded at Keith Jarrett s home studio is is available on CD and vinyl. Recording Engineer: Martin Pearson DDD. Produced by Manfred Eicher. ~Amazon
SOPHISTICATED LADY JAZZ QUARTET - SOPHISTICATED LADY
The Sophisticated Lady Jazz Quartet's debut recording should be of great interest to fans of forward-looking straight ahead jazz. Each of the four musicians is excellent both as soloists and in ensembles, the music that they perform ranges from melodic versions of standards to lyrical originals and freer explorations, and their subtle playing keeps one guessing. This CD is well worth exploring and I certainly recommend it. --Scott Yanow, Los Angeles Jazz Scene More jazz records should be like Sophisticated Lady Quartet - relaxed yet focused, tradition-based yet modern, elegant yet conveying a sure sense of swing. The recording is so pure that you almost feel as if you're eavesdropping on four musicians who seem completely in their element while performing, in a one-take environment, a set that's evenly split between previously rehearsed arrangements and performances where they had one chance to turn a composition into a memorable piece of music. No splicing or editing here-just a live-in-the-studio recording where the mood, playing and sonics are so solid that that jazz lovers will wish that the mostly-classical label Yarlung wandered over to this side of the street more often. --Jeff Wilson, The Absolute Sound Look out Brubeck, Sophisticated Lady's remarkable debut should perhaps be re-titled TAKE ONE. Why? Each tune was captured in one take! The 60+ minute CD also celebrates Yarlung's audiophile venture into JAZZ with a splatter of Chet Baker's seductive, kicked-back Californication daubed with a drizzle of Miles at his mellowest. No matter how busy your day, an evening spin through this one will definitely move your mood. --David Thomson, Record Collector News