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Styne & Mine

by Christian Jacob

This 2005 release by the "Christian Jacob trio" (with guest appearance by Tierney Sutton) pays tribute to Jule Styne with some creative arrangements. (P) Christian Jacob - (B) Trey Henry - (D) Ray Brinker.
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Just In Time
4:43 $0.99
2. It's You Or No One
5:00 $0.99
3. Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
4:43 $0.99
4. Never Never Land
5:13 $0.99
5. Lydia's Crush
4:47 $0.99
6. Piece One
6:47 $0.99
7. Piece Two
4:53 $0.99
8. Piece Three
4:45 $0.99
9. People
6:22 $0.99
10. As Long As There's Music
4:18 $0.99
11. I Fall In Love Too Easily
4:51 $0.99
12. Time After Time
5:25 $0.99
13. The Party's Over
3:01 $0.99
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Album Notes
In 1978 Christian was one of the youngest students to graduate with a First Prize from the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique (or Paris conservatory). He later studied at Boston's Berklee College of Music. "I'd say the first thing that shocked me when I arrived was that I discovered I wasn't bad," he laughs. "I began to concentrate 100 percent on jazz, on improvising and building it slowly into something personal."
Christian toured with one of his mentors at Berklee, Gary Burton, for two years. He then joined ebullient big-sound trumpeter Maynard Ferguson's Big Bop Nouveau Band. He's spent much of the 90s writing and arranging for Ferguson and it was this association that brought about his two CDs for Concord Records "Maynard Ferguson Presents Christian Jacob", and "Time Lines".

Christian's ten year collaboration with Telarc vocalist Tierney Sutton is taking on a life of its own, with the release of their latest recording together "Dancing in the Dark" the band has begun touring nation wide. Christian orchestrated and conducted the string orchestra that enriches the texture on five of the 12 tracks.
Christian's main focus at present is his new trio CD "Styne & Mine" with Trey Henry and Ray Brinker. The recording is a mix of Christian's originals and the music of Jule Styne. Tierney Sutton sings beautifully on two of the tracks.
Besides working with Tierney Sutton I would say that "Styne & Mine" is my main project. It is my first attempt at releasing my own CD and it's is turning out to be a fantastic ride. For a complete touring schedule go to
For more band member details go to

"Descriptive words such as virtuoso and genius are not words I easily throw around. When I first heard Christian Jacob I knew he was something special... I believe that Christian Jacob is about to become a major force in jazz today!"
~Maynard Ferguson

Christian's taste and touch are impeccable.
Jule Styne would love this CD and so will you.
~Alan and Marilyn Bergman

"A post-bop modernist touched by the souls of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett...Pianist Christian Jacob is a wonderful player whose crystalline melodies and expansive harmonies mark him as someone to keep an ear on."
~Jazz Times

"I've heard and played with many pianists over many years, including some of the great ones, so that it would take one with exceptional talent to cause my ears to "stand up." Christian has done just that with this CD. It is rewarding and quite fulfilling to hear someone of his talent, and the unique ability to extemporaneously bring things to life."
This is real jazz at its finest.
You owe it to yourself to listen to this man.
~Benny Golson



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Paul Kneipp

Styne & Mine confirms what the Tierney Sutton CDs demonstrated - that Christian Jacob will one day be considered among the most important musicians of the era. I particularly liked his Three Pieces. Outstanding album!

Paul Kneipp

Tom Keating

Mr. Jacobs is a very talented pianist.
This is a must-have CD.I hope Mr.Jacobs performs music by other great composers in the future.(I think his accmppaniement to Tierney Sutton on EARLY AUTUMN was exceptional.)

Stephanie Schueler

My favorite cut is 'Just In Time' - it is very infectious.

Robert J. Robbins

Jule Styne would be most proud of this collection.
Pianist Christian Jacob, who incidentally is the son-in-law of Maynard Ferguson (for whose Big Bop Nouveau Band he played and arranged some fifteen years ago), offers up first-class, contemporary interpretations of the music of one of the twentieth century's supreme composers of popular, Broadway, and Hollywood songs, in addition to several of his own Bill Evans-inspired compositions. Jule Styne, whose centenary will be celebrated at the end of next year, would be most proud of this collection.

Peter Ingram

Creative, brilliant, original - in the best Keith Jarrett/Mulgrew Miller/Brad Me
What a pleasure to listen to such a well recorded talented artist together with his equally talented partners. They truly think alike musically - a sure sign of a great trio. And they swing! My only slight peeve is that I felt the the drums were too overpowering (busy) during some of the piano solos, at times to the point of distraction; but being a drummer....I understand!!

Helen Hoffpauir

This is one of the best CDs I've heard in a long time. The arrangements are the draw - all very innovative, original and fresh, and the execution could not be tighter. I saw this group with Tierney Sutton in D.C., who performs flawlessly as usual on this recording. Consummate jazz players. I'll give this as gifts this year!

Frank Weder

This CD is the best I've heard.The trio and Tierney are great and this CD should be at the top of the charts.The musicians are the greatest.I'd recommend this CD to everyone who loves Jazz.

Seamus McCormack

I wonder, after hearing Christian play, why I even bother to play the piano.
I have been playing Jazz for about 40 years and after hearing the incredible playing of Christian Jacob, I wonder why I even try. The man sounds like he has seven fingers on each hand. What blows my mind the most are his arrangements. I cannot even begin to imagine what goes through his mind with the arrangement of People for example. Absolute genius!!!


This CD is AWESOME!!


All the artists on this CD are very talented.
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