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Donald Brown - Piano Short Stories (1996) Mp3

4-08-2015, 19:57

Donald Brown - Piano Short Stories (1996) Mp3

Artist: Donald Brown
Title Of Album: Piano Short Stories
Year Of Release: 1996
Label: Space Time Records
Genre: Post-Bop
Quality: Mp3
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Total Time: 01:13:02
Total Size: 189 Mb


01. I Didn't Know What Time It Was (5:34)
02. For Pops (4:34)
03. On A Green Dolphin Street (5:27)
04. I Am Thrue With Love (5:09)
05. In Walked Toot (4:54)
06. Dolphin Dance (7:23)
07. I Mean You (4:55)
08. Give Me The Simple Life (5:16)
09. Black Narcissus (5:07)
10. Self Portrait (4:28)
11. Clermont By Night (bonus track) (7:57)
12. Take The ''A'' Train (bonus track) (5:41)
13. Philippe's Stomp (bonus track) (6:39)

Donald Brown's first solo piano date is an imaginative and wide-ranging program. Starting off with a well-disguised, funky introduction to an eye-opening take of Rodgers and Hart's "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," his sprightly interpretation of the old warhorse "On Green Dolphin Street" should get any crowd snapping their fingers. Brown is equally effective exploring other jazz composers' works. His unique way of opening Herbie Hancock's "Dolphin Dance" adds a degree of suspense to this normally lighthearted song; Thelonious Monk's features a wild boogie-woogie bass. "Take the 'A' Train" seems to follow a predictable route, but briefly detours into a collage of themes from the 1930s and 1940s. Brown grew to become one of the most respected jazz composers during the decade, and this live CD has four fine examples of his work: the delightful, striding "For Pops"; the discordant, Monk-influenced "In Walked Toot"; the very tender ballad "Self Portrait"; the gospel-flavored "Clermont by Night"; and the bluesy "Philippe's Stomp." The audience is respectively silent as they witness these masterful performances; this release should appeal greatly to a wide range of jazz piano fans.

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