The Lalama Brothers | The Crepuscule Variations (On Songs Our Parents Gave Us) [feat. Nicole Pasternak-Lalama]

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The Crepuscule Variations (On Songs Our Parents Gave Us) [feat. Nicole Pasternak-Lalama]

by The Lalama Brothers

Very personal Jazz interpretations of songs from the Great American Songbook
Genre: Jazz: Mainstream Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Just in Time
4:10 $0.99
2. Time After Time (feat. Nicole Pasternak-Lalama)
5:37 $0.99
3. The Days of Wine and Roses
5:58 $0.99
4. Moon River (feat. Nicole Pasternak-Lalama)
4:11 $0.99
5. All of Me
8:53 $0.99
6. The Shadow of Your Smile (feat. Nicole Pasternak-Lalama)
6:52 $0.99
7. I Love You for Sentimental Reasons (feat. Nicole Pasternak-Lalama)
4:36 $0.99
8. A House Is Not a Home (feat. Nicole Pasternak-Lalama)
6:07 $0.99
9. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
6:45 $0.99
10. Embraceable You (feat. Nicole Pasternak-Lalama)
6:12 $0.99
11. I Don't Know Why (I Love You Like I Do) [feat. Nicole Pasternak-Lalama]
4:48 $0.99
12. There Will Never Be Another You
5:36 $0.99
13. Here's That Rainy Day
5:26 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Growing up in a home surrounded by Love of Family and the Great American Songbook was a precious gift from our parents. This music has been in both our genetic and memetic code since Day One. Our mother Jennie used to sing the beginning of I Don’t Know Why (I Love You Like I Do) every time we would come in through the basement window after having played tackle football in the backyard during a rainstorm. (She would hose us down while breaking into song!) Our father Nofrey was always drumming on the steering wheel of the family car with every song on the radio, with special emphasis on the (new at that time) audio cassettes of Count Basie, Sonny Stitt, Jimmy Smith and Stan Getz.

Thus, this recording.

Jazz Music owes quite a debt to the universality of the Theme and Variations form found in European Art Music. This same presentation of a main thematic idea followed by developmental changes is common throughout the continuing evolution of the Jazz tradition. Indeed, the Sonata form’s Exposition, Development and Recapitulation provide a macro-formal foundation in most of the improvisational routines found in both recorded and live performances in the Jazz milieu.

In this particular recording, no tangible preparation (unless one feels eating and discussing tunes and keys a rehearsal!) was at work here. We decided to emulate our live improvisational duo gigs in the Systems Two studio. When I told the Executive Producer (our father) what we were going to do, he said “Really? Just the TWO of you? I think you’d better ask Nicole to sing on it!”

Being the good sons that we are, that’s exactly what we did.

The wonderful Nicole Pasternak Lalama has been a member of our family now for many years. It is because of her voice and interpretation of these timeless, classic melodies and lyrics that we came upon the title of this recording. Accordingly, we respectfully suggest that at some time you consider listening to the first track in transit to your home after a busy day of life, then open a bottle of wine, relax and enjoy the rest of The Crepuscule Variations with someone you love.



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