Gay Pearson | Nature Girl

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Nature Girl

by Gay Pearson

This debut release represents a unique crossover style, blending classical feel and technics with straightaway jazz, along with some funk, gospel and contemporary flavors, full of variety and versatility. Two of the tracks feature the alto madness sounds
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Caravan
5:12 $0.99
2. Someone to Watch Over Me
4:26 $0.99
3. If I Were a Bell
6:25 $0.99
4. Rachy Boogies Down
4:55 $0.99
5. How Do You Keep the Music Playing
5:43 $0.99
6. I Wish I Knew How It Feels to Be Free
3:48 $0.99
7. How Insensitive
5:19 $0.99
8. There Is No Greater Love
5:49 $0.99
9. Freedom Jazz Dance
5:01 $0.99
10. Nature Girl
5:48 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
"Pianist-composer-arranger Gay Pearson is a confessed latecomer to the jazz scene, discovering Miles Davis and jazz combos just a decade ago. She exibits estimable talent on her first album, a trio outing with bassist Tyrone Brown and drummer Jim Miller that delivers creative versions of Ellingtons's "Caravan", Jobim's "How Insensitive" and Eddie Harris' " "Freedon Jazz Dance."
Guest Richie Cole adds his capricious alto to "If I Were a Bell" and "I Wish I Knew How It Feels To Be Free," and sister Beth Pearson's cello complements "Someone To Watch Over Me." Especially notable are the gospel-imbued original title track and the pianist's funky merger of Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto and Al Jarreau's "Boogie Down" into "Rachy Boogies Down." Gay Pearson is a superb addition to the jazz world."

Patricia Myers Jazz Times May 1999



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