Rhodes Spedale & Live Jazz Group | Live at Center Stage

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Live at Center Stage

by Rhodes Spedale & Live Jazz Group

A live concert quartet recording interprets swinging jazz standards and Great American Songbook selections with warmth, imagination, and invention!
Genre: Jazz: Jazz quartet
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1. Fly Me to the Moon (Live)
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2. The Preacher (Live)
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3. Too Close for Comfort (Live)
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4. My Funny Valentine (Live)
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5. Blue Bossa (Live)
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6. Stella by Starlight (Live)
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7. That's Life (Live)
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8. Alexander's Ragtime Band (Live)
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9. A Day in the Life of a Fool (Live)
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10. You'd Be so Nice to Come Home To (Live)
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11. Lulu's Back in Town (Live)
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12. Body & Soul (Live)
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13. Ac-Cent-Tuate-Ate the Positive (Live)
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Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Rhodes Spedale and LIVE JAZZ GROUP chooses selections from the Great American Songbook and Jazz standards and make them interesting and enjoyable to today's listeners.

Although respectful of the original composers intentions, they are played with innovative twists: For example, the contrapuntal Bach-like first selection, FLY ME TO THE MOON, the New Orleans Second line approach to ALEXANDER"S RAGTIME BAND & AC-CENT-TUATE THE POSITIVE, the contemporary vision of TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT, the sensitively portrayed MY FUNNY VALENTINE & BODY & SOUL.

Reverence is given to modern jazz standards such as THE PREACHER and BLUE BOSSA and a re-imagining of Hampton Hawes interpretation of STELLA BY STARLIGHT from Hamp's only student, Rhodes Spedale. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FOOL(Manha de Carnaval) has heartfelt yearning and THAT'S LIFE is an anthem for persistence. LULU'S BACK IN TOWN is a celebration and YOU"D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO makes you want to meet the one who would be so nice to come home to.

The entire CD goes from BACH to BOP with a few interspersed second lines and a whole lot of warmth and feeling.


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