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The Harry Allen Quintet - Plays Music From The Sound Of Music (2012)

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The Harry Allen Quintet - Plays Music From The Sound Of Music (2012)

Artist: The Harry Allen Quintet
Title Of Album: Plays Music From The Sound Of Music
Year Of Release: 2012
Label: Arbors Records (ARCD 19410)
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Swing
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log)
Bitrate: Lossless
Total Time: 01:12:24
Total Size: 451 MB (Scans)

There have been numerous jazz albums exploring the music of a single musical, but this effort by the Harry Allen Quintet -- with guitarist Joe Cohn, pianist Rossano Sportiello, bassist Joel Forbes, and drummer Chuck Riggs, and featuring vocalists Eddie Erickson and Rebecca Kilgore -- includes music from both the Broadway and film versions of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music. Since many fans of the film (made a few years after its long Broadway run) didn't get to see the stage version or hear the original cast album starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel, they missed out hearing songs omitted from the Hollywood version starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The arrangements are true to the melodies, providing a perfect backdrop for the vocals of Kilgore and Erickson, who have developed a great chemistry through their numerous appearances together on CDs and stages over the years. Kilgore's warm vocal is complemented by Allen's subtle tenor sax. "Do Re Mi" and "The Lonely Goatherd" are played as breezy instrumentals, while "So Long, Farewell" starts quietly and turns into an uptempo bop vehicle. "Something Good" was written for the film by Rodgers after his partner's death, and Kilgore's dreamy rendition of his music and lyric revives this ballad from unjust obscurity. There's a twist in "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," as it is a feature for Erickson rather than Kilgore (sung by the Mother Superior in the film), and recast as a soft bossa nova. John Coltrane's modal reworking of "My Favorite Things" is unlikely to be eclipsed in a jazz setting, but the return to a more traditional lyrical interpretation by Kilgore with Allen's lush, reserved tenor and a smaller vocal role for Erickson stands on its considerable merits. Will Friedwald's literate, informative liner notes are an added bonus to this enjoyable CD. ~ Ken Dryden Personnel: Harry Allen (tenor saxophone); Eddie Erickson, Rebecca Kilgore (vocals); Joe Cohn (guitar); Rossano Sportiello (piano); Chuck Riggs (drums). Arranger: Harry Allen.


01.How Can Love Survive {05:01}
02.Maria {06:09}
03.Do Re Mi {06:18}
04.Something Good {03:37}
05.No Way to Stop it {04:44}
06.Climb Every Mountain {04:57}
07.Sixteen Going on Seventeen {05:35}
08.My Favorite Things {04:51}
09.Lonely Goatherd {06:17}
10.The Sound of Music {07:03}
11.I Have Confidence {05:51}
12.An Ordinary Couple {03:54}
13.So Long, Farewell {05:15}
14.Eidelweiss {02:45}

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