Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. A sweet 70s set from the ultra-hip rhythm duo of bassist John Lee and drummer Gerry Brown – working here in a European setting with loads of great reed work to support the "bamboo" vibe of the title! Flute player Chris Hinze blows both bamboo and regular flute – and the feel of the set is like some of his excellent fusion dates from the same time – but the record also has lots of great work from Gary Bartz on alto and soprano sax, plus some keyboards from Hubert Eaves and Jasper Van'T Hof – two very different players who balance out the mood nicely. Some tracks are full-on fusion, but they're offset by mellower, more introspective passages – of the sort that really let the reed players come out strongly – and titles include "Jua", "Rise On", "Who Can See The Shadow Of The Moon", "Infinite Jones", and "Deliverance".
Like so many contemporary official soundtrack releases, Evening brings together the film's original score with a batch of familiar period pop hits – unlike most soundtracks, the two disparate halves prove surprisingly complementary, each capturing the film's romantic intimacy without sentimentality or mawkishness. Composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek's score returns to his signature piano and strings, but he exhibits an uncommon restraint and subtlety here that allows his lovely melodies room to breathe. This is music that arrives by its sophistication naturally, favoring nuance over Sturm und Drang. No less compelling are contributions like Peggy Lee's "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You" and Sarah Vaughan's "Stairway to the Stars," which further underscore the maturity and elegance of the cumulative listening experience.
The plain truth is that there's only one Jerry Lee Lewis and Rock and Roll music will never see another like him! The piano thumping, egocentric wild man with an unquenchable thirst for living captured live! Rock and Roll classics as well as down home blues and country ballads, there is nobody like the Killer! Tracks include: 'Keep My Motor Running', 'You Win Again', 'Lucile', 'Over The Rainbow', 'Sweet Little Sixteen', 'You Are The Won', 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On' And 'Great Balls Of Fire'.
Is there an early rock & roller who has a crazier reputation than the Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis? His exploits as a piano-thumping, egocentric wild man with an unquenchable thirst for living have become the fodder for numerous biographies, film documentaries, and a full-length Hollywood movie. Certainly few other artists came to the party with more ego and talent than he and lived to tell the tale.
Rit 2 album by Lee Ritenour was released Jan 25, 2005 on the Collectables label. As a producer and musical arranger, Lee Ritenour has proven to be a tasteful genius, and it never shows more strongly than on here.