Pink Elephant Magic
Download links and information about Pink Elephant Magic by Joanne Brackeen. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to New Age, Jazz genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 01:06:11 minutes.
|Genre:||New Age, Jazz|
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|1.||Pink Elephant Magic||6:42|
|4.||What's Your Choice, Rolls Royce?||5:50|
|5.||Beethoven Meets the Millennium In Spain||8:12|
|9.||Cram 'N Exam||6:23|
Joanne Brackeen's 22nd recording as a leader, this CD is one of her best overall recordings due to the high-quality material, the unpredictable arrangements, the variety, and the exciting and inventive solos by the pianist and her sidemen. Brackeen creates a tender version of Dave Brubeck's "Strange Meadowlark" unaccompanied, uses bassist John Patitucci and drummer Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez on of all the other selections, and is joined by trumpeter Nicholas Payton on three songs and Chris Potter (on tenor and soprano) on those three plus one other. In addition, Kurt Elling sings the eccentric "What's Your Choice, Rolls Royce" and soprano saxophonist Dave Liebman is a guest on two numbers. The young giant, Potter, in particular, excels among the supporting cast. All ten selections (seven of which are the leader's originals) have their colorful moments, particularly the whimsical "Pink Elephant Magic," a trio exploration of Jobim's "Wave," the very wide-ranging "Beethoven Meets the Millennium in Spain" and a heated version of "Tico Tico" in 5/4 time. The music is quite unpredictable but joyful and ultimately logical. Highly recommended.