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Two for the Road: The Music of Henry Mancini

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Download links and information about Two for the Road: The Music of Henry Mancini by Dave Grusin. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 47:37 minutes.

Artist: Dave Grusin
Release date: 1996
Genre: Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 10
Duration: 47:37
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Peter Gunn 4:41
2. Dreamsville (featuring Diana Krall) 4:37
3. Mr. Lucky 4:23
4. Moment to Moment 4:10
5. Baby Elephant Walk 3:57
6. Two for the Road 5:35
7. Days of Wine and Roses 5:28
8. Hatari 4:56
9. Whistling Away the Dark 4:54
10. Soldier in the Rain 4:56

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Dave Grusin's tribute to Henry Mancini starts out quite strong, with a few fine examples of Grusin's piano playing (particularly "Peter Gunn" and "Mr. Lucky"). Unfortunately, as the set progresses, the music gets more and more routine and closer to easy listening. Grusin is joined by bassist John Patitucci and drummer Harvey Mason, singer Diana Krall does fine on two lazy ballads, a horn section (including trombonist Andy Martin) is heard on two songs, and the obscure harmonica player Tollak Ollestad (sounding like Toots Thielemans) has a pair of appearances. The use of overdubbed strings on some numbers weighs down the set, and what could have been something special ends up being pleasing but predictable.