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Mr Cool

by Ron Burris

Ron Burris has done an excellent job on this CD, demonstrating his creative song writing ability -as well as his excellent Saxophone playing. His playing on "Mr Cool" is sweet and his compositions are very tasteful. Good Jazz music for all occasions.
Genre: Jazz: Bebop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mode for Hank
4:05 $0.99
2. Song for Tanya
6:22 $0.99
3. Mrs. Lillian B.
5:10 $0.99
4. Alto Samba
4:43 $0.99
5. Mr. Cool
5:39 $0.99
6. Mr. P.C.
4:14 $0.99
7. Blues for Carla
5:19 $0.99
8. Mrs. Lillian B. Vocal
5:00 $0.99
9. You Send Me
4:23 $0.99
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Album Notes
The nine tune set starts with "Mode for Hank," written for Ron's departed friend and organist Hank Upton. "Mode for Hank" is a modal song that swings madly from start to finish with strong fluid soprano playing by Ron. Many of Ron's tunes are written for and inspired by relationships and track two, the Latin tinged "Song for Tanya" is no exception as Ron switches to tenor with passionate play, "written for my oldest daughter," says Ron.

Staying with the tenor on the medium groove of Mr. Lillian B., Ron's fine playing is joined with excellent solos from pianist Wayne Dela Cruz and guitarist Leo Cavanaugh. There is also a vocal version included with lyric's by Lillian Burris and a very original vocal performance by Laurice Mcoy-Ozyuwah.

Next up is Alto Samba, but actually played by Ron on the Tenor Saxophone. It has a nice samba beat with percussion interplay between Ron Caron on Conga's and Evan Carr on drums. The entire groups swings hard on this one.

Th title track "Mr. Cool" was written and dedicated to Ron's brother Hewitt Clinton Burris, who was called "Mr. Cool" by family and friends. On this title cut, Ron displays a soulful tenor that expresses the meaning of what it means to be Cool.

The first of the two none originals is the hard hitting, hard swinging, superb tenor playing of "Mr. P.C." Here, the light shines bright on the entire group or this classic gem! Excellent solos by both Wayne and Leo here. The tenor terror continues on "Blues for Carla " a simple and happy blues that was written for Ron's youngest daughter. And the bassist, Stephen Webber has an excellent solo on this one.

The set concludes with the classic, "You Send Me" by Sam Cooke and features Leo Cavanaugh on guitar with Wayne De La Cruz playing a very soulful organ, making for a very sweet conclusion to a very passionate and emotional listening experience.



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