Ron Boustead | Unlikely Valentine

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Unlikely Valentine

by Ron Boustead

A straight-ahead be bop jazz record, featuring a mix of original jazz compositions and inventive covers of jazz standards. Vocals, backed by full band with quartet plus horn section.
Genre: Jazz: Bebop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Unlikely Valentine
3:21 album only
2. Love Potion #9
3:35 album only
3. Coffee
5:46 album only
4. I Won't Scat
4:08 album only
5. Til Now
4:20 album only
6. Autumn Leaves
4:35 album only
7. Love's Carousel
4:09 album only
8. Along Came Betty
4:45 album only
9. I Love My Wife
4:31 album only
10. Love Came on Stealthy Fingers
4:46 album only
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Album Notes
Ron Boustead is a hip, adventurous vocalist with a distinctive and edgy voice. UNLIKELY VALENTINE, his fourth CD as a leader, comprises a mix of original tunes, with lyrics by Boustead, and fresh takes on lesser-done standards.
Boustead produced his first straight-ahead album 34 years ago. Since then, he’s added a variety of musical styles to his repertoire, including smooth jazz, pop, and soul, but he felt it was now time to make another CD that reflected his evolving tastes and growth as an artist. He also wanted the music to be upbeat and bebop-oriented, yet accessible to people who aren’t necessarily hard core jazz fans.
Boustead is a versatile artist who is adept at presenting a wide range of musical styles and emotional tones. Echoes of Mark Murphy, Boustead’s biggest musical influence, can be heard throughout the CD. He’s joined on this project by a Who’s Who of the finest musicians in Southern California.
UNLIKELY VALENTINE has echoes of bebop and cool, but is firmly rooted in modern jazz.
Ron Boustead vocals
Bill Cunliffe piano, Rhodes, Hammond B3
Mitchel Forman piano, Rhodes, Hammond B3, accordion John Leftwich acoustic bass
Jake Reed drums, percussion
Pat Kelley acoustic & electric guitar
Bob Sheppard saxes, flute
Bob McChesney trombone
Ron Stout flugelhorn
Fabiana Passoni vocal on “ Til Now”



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