Mark Isham – Blue Sun – 320kbps

Artist: Mark Isham
Title: Blue Sun
Year Of Release: 1995
Label: Columbia
Genre: Jazz
Quality: Mp3 / 320kbps
Total Time: 60:40 min
Total Size: 143 MB
WebSite: Album Preview

01. Barcelona
02. That Beautiful Sadness
03. Trapeze
04. Lazy Afternoon
05. Blue Sun
06. In More Than Love
07. And Miles to Go Before He Sleeps
08. In a Sentimental Mood
09. Tour de Chance
A fine album by this trumpeter better known for film scores and Windham Hill new age electronics than for jazz. However, on this outing, Mark Isham struts his jazz stuff. Although the instrumentation includes electric bass, occasional electric piano, and a sprinkling of atmospheric electronics, the feel here is of an acoustic recording of the cool jazz school. Isham’s quintet includes Steve Tavaglione on tenor saxophone and David Goldblatt on piano, both of whom inform this music with elegance and grace. Isham himself has never sounded better on record, recalling the Miles Davis of the ’50s at times, and the rhythm section of drummer Kurt Wortman and bassist Doug Lunn keeps the music moving at a relaxed pace. Isham’s work in his Windham Hill days was, while interesting, easily identifiable and properly classified in the new age bin. Here, he has moved in a new, classy direction, proving he can write and perform well-crafted music of substance. ~ Jim Newsom
Personnel: Mark Isham (trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, programming); Lisbeth Scott (vocals); David Torn, Peter Maunu (guitar); Steve Tavaglione (tenor saxophone); David Goldblatt (piano, electric piano); Doug Lunn (electric bass); Kurt Wortman (drums).

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