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Summer Wind - Live At the Loa


Download links and information about Summer Wind - Live At the Loa by Ray Brown Trio. This album was released in 1988 and it belongs to Jazz, Bop genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 55:42 minutes.

Artist: Ray Brown Trio
Release date: 1988
Genre: Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 8
Duration: 55:42
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No. Title Length
1. Summer Wind (Live) 5:40
2. The Real Blues (Live) 7:56
3. Li'l Darlin' (Live) 8:40
4. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) [Live] 7:12
5. Mona Lisa (Live) (featuring Ray Brown) 5:48
6. Buhaina Buhaina (Live) 5:57
7. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Live) 9:31
8. Bluesology (Live) 4:58



Ray Brown has many great contributions to jazz as a leader and a sideman, but one additional way in which he helped jazz was his encouraging Gene Harris to give up his early retirement and go back out on the road. The pianist was a part of Brown's groups for several years before he formed a working quartet and became a leader for good once again. This 1988 concert at a since-defunct Santa Monica night club (co-owned by Brown) finds the two, along with drummer Jeff Hamilton, at the top of their game. A phone ringing in the background distracts momentarily from Brown's opening solo in his composition "The Real Blues," during which Harris repeats a bluesy tremolo, which may be an inside joke about the early distraction. Harris take a blues-drenched approach to "Mona Lisa" before giving way to the leader's solo, while his lyrical approach to "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" is shimmering. Hamilton's soft brushes are prominent in "Little Darlin'," but his explosive playing provides a powerful pulse to the very unusual strutting take of "It Don't Mean a Thing." This extremely satisfying CD is warmly recommended.