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The Literature

by Rich Halley 3

Imaginative and exciting reinterpretations of twelve classic tunes by the Rich Halley 3 featuring Clyde Reed and Carson Halley.
Genre: Jazz: Avant-Garde Jazz
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1. Little Willie Leaps
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2. Misterioso
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3. Chano Pozo
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4. Broad Way Blues
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5. High Powered Mama
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6. Mood Indigo
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7. Brilliant Corners
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8. Motherless Children
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9. Pussy Cat Dues
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10. Kingdom of Not
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11. Someday You'll Call My Name
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12. Law Years
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Album Notes
My previous twenty recordings are devoted to originals, so I decided it was time for an album of tunes by other musicians. In classical music, people refer to a body of written works as “literature.” Jazz is based on oral tradition, so the history we draw on comes mostly from listening to recordings and live gigs.

I called this album “The Literature” because it presents tunes from some of my influences, people whose recordings form the “literature” that pointed the way for what we do today. For me, the most important part of music is the feeling, so while we used different approaches to these tunes, we tried to retain the feeling that makes them speak authentically.

I’ll end by saying that the tunes by Jimmie Rodgers, The Carter Family and Hank Williams go back to the days when I worked in the woods in the Pacific Northwest and listened to country and western music. It’s worth noting that Jimmie Rodgers, the father of country music, recorded with Louis Armstrong and was known for performing blues tunes.

Rich Halley



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