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Say It Plain


Download links and information about Say It Plain by Scotty Barnhart. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Jazz, Rock genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 01:10:49 minutes.

Artist: Scotty Barnhart
Release date: 2009
Genre: Jazz, Rock
Tracks: 12
Duration: 01:10:49
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No. Title Length
1. Giant Steps 5:47
2. Say It Plain 6:04
3. The Burning Sands 7:20
4. Haley's Passage 5:14
5. Dedicated to You 2:23
6. Put On a Happy Face 7:29
7. Con Alma (feat. Wynton Marsalis) 8:57
8. Jnana 5:25
9. Young At Heart (feat. Jamie Davis) 5:25
10. I've Never Been In Love Before 6:02
11. I'm Glad There Is You 7:13
12. Pay Me My Money (feat. Clark Terry) 3:30



Scotty Barnhart has been a well-kept secret, though he has recorded with Marcus Roberts, Rosemary Clooney, and the Count Basie ghost band, while also being involved as a jazz educator at Florida State. This is his first album as a leader, and unlike many youngsters who prematurely rush into studios to make try to make a name for themselves, Barnhart is full of confidence, great musical ideas, and he's also more than willing to share the spotlight. His amusing New Orleans strut setting of John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" incorporates both traditional and modern elements, with an occasional whistle added for fun, to spice up some of the intricate interplay. His muted horn is delightful in his infectious gospel tune "Say It Plain." Barnhart utilizes the flumpet (a hybrid of trumpet and fl├╝gelhorn, made popular by the late Art Farmer) in his soulful "Haley's Passage," which also showcases guitarist Rick Lollar and soprano saxophonist Todd Williams. "Jnana" is a driving hard bop tune that would have been welcomed by other bands if it had only been available during the 1960s. There are several notable guests as well. Clark Terry adds his trumpet and a hilarious vocal to the likely improvised blues "Pay Me My Money," while "Con Alma" adds Wynton Marsalis and pianist Bruce Barth. Roberts joins his former sideman on piano on several tracks, while Ellis Marsalis is also a welcome guest. Hopefully, Scotty Barnhart won't wait too long for a follow-up recording to his excellent, long-awaited debut CD.