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Vocalogy: Distilled

Song NameArranger
Dry Cleaner From Des MoinesJohn Knutson
Black OrpheusDavid Scott
Oh Darlin'John Knutson
NutvilleGerhard Guter
Some Other TimeGerhard Guter
Just FriendsJohn Knutson
It Could Happen To YouJohn Knutson
I Thought About YouDavid Scott
Theme From Piano Concerto #2Gerhard Guter
Groove MerchantDavid Scott
Old FriendsDavid Scott
Time Is A HealerJohn Knutson
Dodger BlueDavid Scott

Produced by George Stone

Arising from an artist-in-residency program under Grammy-nominee Phil Mattson, who recorded their debut CD with them, "Is God a Three-Letter Word for Love?," and now self-directed, "Distilled" is Vocalogy's 3rd excellent CD. "Distilled" is an all jazz-band accompanied collection of 13 jazz standards and originals, some favorites: Charles Mingus/Joni Mitchell's tongue-in-cheek "Dry Cleaner from Des Moines," smoky-jazz arrangements of Lennon/McCartney's "Oh Darlin'," and Leonard Bernstein's "Some Other Time," a latin treatment of "Just Friends," two Jimmy Van Heusen classics, "It Could Happen to You" and "I Thought About You," Rachmaninoff's "Piano Concerto #2" turned into a bluenote lament, a sassy, upbeat "Groove Merchant," a stark arrangement of Paul Simon's "Old Friends," and, despite our interest in the local Giants, David Frishberg's "Dodger Blue." As we've noticed in a number of cases, Phil Mattson's musical progeny are unfailingly outstanding, and vocally, all accompaniment aside, Vocalogy is right up there with the best in jazz!

Item code: 4631C | 1 CD | $14.98 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | Mixed | United States
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