Cold Spring Jazz Quartet | Urban Pastoral

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Urban Pastoral

by Cold Spring Jazz Quartet

Eclectic mainstream jazz with male vocals.
Genre: Jazz: Mainstream Jazz
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1. I Love Being Here with You
3:25 album only
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2. Highpockets
4:12 album only
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3. Hackensack
4:34 album only
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4. Favela
4:27 album only
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5. Doodlin'
4:58 album only
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6. Tippin'
5:00 album only
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7. Perception
6:32 album only
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8. Fallow
3:39 album only
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9. Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby
4:32 album only
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10. Black Olive
4:07 album only
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11. Sneakin'
4:43 album only
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12. The Big C
4:54 album only
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13. You Don't Know What Love Is
2:35 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The title reflects CSJQ’s versatility and range of influences. The selections on this, the band’s second disc, showcases their contemporary polish while also paying tribute to their deep roots in bebop and blues.

The “city” side opens with Peggy Lee’s “I Love Being Here with You,” which features Mark Osteen’s insouciant vocal. The next five tracks offer a variety of urban sounds, from Latin jazz (in a smooth samba called “Highpockets,” and a smoking rendition of Jobim’s “Favela” ) to bop (“Hackensack,” “Tippin’”) to the risque city blues of “Doodlin,’” which again spotlights Osteen’s sassy singing.

The “country” side presents a set of sharp original compositions—the Latin “Perception,” the haunting ballad “Fallow,” the insinuating shuffle “Sneakin,’” the multi-rhythmic “Black Olive,” and a driving, hard bop number entitled “The Big ‘C’”—punctuated by two standards: a snappy take on “Is You Is” and a lyrical duo version of “You Don’t Know What Love Is.”

Urban Pastoral. It’s current. It’s classic. Above all, it’s cool.

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