Artist: The Charlie Byrd Trio
Title Of Album: Au Courant
Year Of Release: 1997
Quality: mp3 320kbps
Total Size: 139mb(rar, +5% recovery)
01. This Can?t Be Love
02. My Romance
03. St. Louis Blues
04. On A Clear Day
05. There?ll Be Some Changes Made
06. If You Never Came To Me
07. I Didn?t Know What Time It Was
10. There?s A Small Hotel
11. Blue Room
12. Have You Met Miss Jones
13. Willow Weep For Me
14. Days Of Wine And Roses
Au Courant indeed! Here's Charlie Byrd playing W.C. Handy, Rodgers and Hart, Jobim, Johnny Mercer, and, for goodness' sake, Henry Mancini with nothing but an acoustic guitar, his brother Joe's upright bass, and Chuck Redd's vibraphone! Does it work? Does it work! These are highly familiar songs played in a quiet, intimate setting that illustrates with peculiar and intoxicating vividness why these guys' songs have lasted this long. The no-voltage setting turns one's attention to the melodies, revealing aspects of them that may have been obscured before by the pizzazz of the presentation: "St. Louis Blues"'s tango feel, for one. We also have Rodgers and Hart's "This Can't Be Love" played with Doc Watsonian finger-picking fervor. We have "On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)" light and danceable. "There'll Be Some Changes Made" bouncy and ragtimy.
Charlie Byrd will be 73 in 1998, and he's pretty set in his ways. The same criticisms that have been leveled against some of his earlier albums can be set against Au Courant as well: no adventure, no chances, no unexpected choices of material, no lack of high-gloss in the production. All that may be true, but Au Courant is particularly valuable for the stripped-down presentations-it's fresh, enlightening, and entertaining.
Other tracks include Jobim's "If You Never Came to Me," R & H's "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," "Blue Room," "Have You Met Miss Jones?" and "There's a Small Hotel," "Emily" by Mercer, "Days of Wine and Roses" by Mancini, and "Avalon" and "Willow Weep for Me." With but minor changes this could have been recorded in 1967 instead of 1997, but only on a nice day.
You must register before you can view this text.
Dear visitor, You have entered on a site as not registered user. We recommend you to be registered or to enter on a site under your username.
InformationMembers of Guests cannot leave comments.
What music genre you like most?
Arabian, Armik, Balkan, Balkan Brass, Balkans, Boban Markovic, Bulgaria, Electronic, Esma Redzepova, Ethno, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Ferus Mustafov, Flamenco, Folk, Gipsy, Goran Bregovic, Guca, Gypsies, Gypsy, Gypsy Punk, Hungary, Instrumental, Ivo Papasov, Jazz, Jewish, Klezmer, Kroke, Latin, Macedonia, Muzica De Colectie, Putumayo Presents, Romania, Rough Guide, Saban Bajramovic, Serbia, Soundtrack, Turkey, Video, World, World Music
Show all tags
Show all tags