Joe Locke – Moment To Moment: The Music of Henry Mancini – 320kbps

Artist: Joe Locke
Title: Moment To Moment: The Music of Henry Mancini
Year Of Release: 1994
Label: Milestone
Genre: Jazz
Quality: Mp3 / 320kbps
Total Time: 57:00 min
Total Size: 131 MB
WebSite: Album Preview

01. Slow Hot Wind
02. Moon River
03. Moment To Moment
04. Whistling Away The Dark
05. Charad
06. Loss Of Love
07. The Days Of Wine & Roses
08. Two For The Road
09. Dreamsville
Vibraphonist Joe Locke offers a fresh look at works by Henry Mancini on this release, as he leads a powerhouse quartet that includes pianist Billy Childs, bassist Eddie Gomez, and drummer Gene Jackson. His dramatic and spacious treatment of one of Mancini’s most beloved works, “Moon River,” gives the oft-recorded song a very new sound, while another frequently played number, “Days of Wine and Roses,” begins with a dreamy introduction before progressing into a head-shaking hard bop arrangement. “Charade” is another well-loved movie theme that gets a thorough revamping; in Billy Childs’ chart the piano alternates between a swirling line that contrasts with the leader as he plays its theme with a straight-ahead bop segment. But the group is not content just to stick to Mancini’s best-known songs; “Loss of Love” is a straight-ahead ballad nailed on the first take, while “Whistling Away the Dark” showcases Eddie Gomez’s lovely arco bass. When one combines great compositions and inventive, talented musicians such as the member of the Joe Locke Quartet, the results have to be highly recommended. ~ Ken Dryden
Personnel: Joe Locke (vibraphone); Billy Childs (piano); Eddie Gomez (bass); Gene Jackson (drums).

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