Barry Levenson - Heart To Hand MP3/Flac

Bitrate: 320K/s
Time: 59:16
Size: 137.1 MB
Label: Storyville
Styles: Jazz-blues
Year: 1998
Art: Front

[7:13] 1. Cobra Days/blue Tears
[3:59] 2. Whole Lotta Blues
[4:58] 3. Blue Stew
[5:42] 4. The Late Show
[5:31] 5. Royal Albert
[5:46] 6. Slippin' Down
[3:19] 7. Earl's Ride
[5:54] 8. Steel Life
[4:34] 9. Wrong Side Of The Blues
[6:07] 10. West Side Rain
[6:08] 11. Crawford's Grill

On this wide-ranging set, guitarist Barry Levenson's debut, he is featured on all types of blues from lowdown to swinging. It is obvious, listening to these selections (all but three of which are instrumentals), that although Levenson is very much a bluesman, his roots are in jazz. He dedicates "Crawford's Grill" to guitarist Grant Green, uses the saxophonists liberally, and stretches out in his solos, sometimes hinting at Charlie Christian. The resulting music, which features Levenson with a strong rhythm section, should be of strong interest to collectors of both blues and blues-oriented jazz. ~ Scott Yanow

Recorded at Pacifica Studios, Los Angeles, California.

Barry Levenson (guitar, alto horn); Phil Krawzak (saxophone, alto horn); Chris Jennings (saxophone); Mike Thompson (piano); Dave Kida (drums); Johnny Dyer (vocals, harmonica)

Heart To Hand

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