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Avenue of the Americas


Download links and information about Avenue of the Americas by Tom Lellis. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Latin genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 53:58 minutes.

Artist: Tom Lellis
Release date: 2006
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Latin
Tracks: 11
Duration: 53:58
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No. Title Length
1. For Better Days Ahead 5:50
2. Norwegian Wood (suite) 5:05
3. Baubles Bangles and Beads 4:42
4. Olinda Wind 5:24
5. For Wisdom 5:25
6. Pure Imagination/Waiting for Angela 3:02
7. River of Light 6:01
8. A Choice of Fates 4:26
9. Isle Awhile 6:18
10. Ain't No Mountain High Enough/I Still Haven't Found What I'm Loo 4:48
11. Lucky Southern/Maracangalha 2:57



Based on this music, Avenue of the Americas symbolizes where North, Central, and South American music meet. Some of the music on this set is Brazilian jazz while other selections are post-bop American music. Tom Lellis contributed lyrics to pieces by Pat Metheny, guitarist Toninho Horta, the Yellowjackets, and Keith Jarrett in addition to writing "A Change of Fates" by himself. In addition to individual songs, he performs a few medleys, and on the last two pieces, he contributes all of the voices and the instruments. Even with all of the hard work, the lyrics are generally not that terribly memorable and the modern music lacks very many catchy melodies. However Lellis is in top voice and he utilizes his sidemen, particularly guitarist Horta and flutist Jeremy Steig (who duets with Lellis on the medley of "Pure Imagination" and "Waiting for Angela") quite well. This is very much a haunting and atmospheric set, one of Lellis' most intriguing to date.