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Kindred Spirits


Download links and information about Kindred Spirits by Bill Watrous, Pete Christlieb, The Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 01:03:45 minutes.

Artist: Bill Watrous, Pete Christlieb, The Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra
Release date: 2006
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 12
Duration: 01:03:45
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No. Title Length
1. Lester Leaps In 5:05
2. Theme from Chinatown 5:34
3. Girl Talk 5:46
4. Beautiful Love 5:00
5. My Foolish Heart 6:37
6. Kindred Spirits 5:32
7. Danny Boy 4:12
8. E.S.P. 5:33
9. That Old Feeling 6:51
10. My Ship 4:44
11. No More Blues 6:07
12. I'll Be Seeing You 2:44



While it is nearly impossible for jazz musicians to tour much at all as a big band, from time to time, units are assembled for memorable studio sessions such as the ones heard on Gary Urwin's Kindred Spirits. Most of the leader's charts were written to showcase veterans Bill Watrous (trombone) and Pete Christlieb (tenor sax, though he plays clarinet and flute as well in the ensemble passage), while he gathered some of the best players around Southern California as well. Jerry Goldsmith's rarely heard "Theme from 'Chinatown'" benefits from Urwin's superb scoring and Watrous' warm soloing. Urwin adds a nice touch to "Girl Talk," a swinging favorite from Count Basie's songbook, while the snappy treatment of "Beautiful Love" is another gem. The addition of harp and a trombone choir behind Watrous gives a new dimension to the old chestnut "Danny Boy." The touching finale is a subtle trio chart with pianist Christian Jacob setting up Christlieb and Watrous with a lush opening chorus and superb accompaniment.