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Play Music of Reed Kotler

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Night to Remember
    2. Calypso Bop
    3. Jenny
    4. Just Having Some Fun
    5. One for Bobby
    6. You Are the One
    7. Distant Song, A
    8. Take Me With You
    9. One for Smith
    10. Blues for T.H.
    11. Beautiful Evening
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Blues for Kenny B.
    2. Coop
    3. Nice Groove
    4. Darling I Love You
    5. Tears for Evans
    6. Happy Day
    7. Too Soon
    8. I Never Knew Clifford
    9. Tuesday Blues
    10. I Couldn't Have Loved You More
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1

  • Credits
    ProducerBobby Shew
    EngineerJohn Ungarte; John Ugarte

    , Gary Foster & Friends.
    Personnel includes: Bobby Shew (trumpet, flugelhorn); Gary Foster (saxophone, flute); Bill Cunliffe (piano); Darek Oleszkiewicz (bass); Paul Kreibich (drums, chimes).
    Recorded at the Track House, Van Nuys, California. Includes liner notes by Reed Kotler.
    Composer: Reed Kotler.
    Personnel: Bobby Shew (trumpet, flugelhorn); Gary Foster (flute, alto flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Bill Cunliffe (piano); Paul Kreibich (drums, wind chime).
    Audio Mixer: Larry Darling.
    Liner Note Author: Reed Kotler.
    Recording information: The Track House, Van Nuys, CA.
    Arranger: Bobby Shew.
    Trumpeter Bobby Shew and saxophonist Gary Foster helm this collection of straight-ahead modern jazz featuring the compositions of Reed Kotler. Kotler, a Bay Area native and protg of pianist/composer Don Haas, writes in an engaging and often moody style not unlike Bill Evans. There is also more than a hint of the classic West Coast sound redolent of the jazz that came out of L.A. in the 1950s. In fact, Shew's burnished and mellow trumpet sound combined with Foster's soulful interplay may remind some of the classic 1956 pairing of Chet Baker and Art Pepper, Playboys. Backed up thoughtfully by pianist Bill Cunliffe, drummer Paul Kreibich, and bassist Darek "Oles" Oleszkiewicz, the group is ideally suited to such notable songs as the lithe and pretty "Jenny" as well as the cool bopper "Coop." While never dazzling or fiery, this double-disc set is full of truly gorgeous music that deserves a wider audience. ~ Matt Collar

  • Critic Reviews
    JazzTimes (9/02, p.125) - "...Attractive compositions conducive for soft-bop blowing..."
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