Barnes, Alan: Yeah!

Barnes, Alan SKU: 21974175
Alan Barnes & Ken Mathieson's Classic Jazz Orchestra: Yeah!

Barnes, Alan: Yeah!

Barnes, Alan SKU: 21974175

Format: CD

Regular price $17.99
/

On average, orders containing available-to-ship items are processed and dispatched within 1-2 business days, although this is not guaranteed.

Orders containing preorder items will ship as 1 fulfillment once all items in the order are available to ship.

Please note, Tower Records Merchandise and Exclusives are dispatched separately. On average, these items take 3-4 business days to dispatch, although this is not guaranteed.

The estimated shipping times that are displayed at checkout are from the point of dispatch. 

See our shipping policy for more information.

We have a 30-day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item(s) to make a return.

To be eligible for a return of an unwanted item, your item must be in the same condition that you received it and in its original packaging.

In the unfortunate situation that a product is damaged/faulty/incorrect, let us know and we will endeavor to correct any issue as soon as possible.

Please see our refund policy for more information.

Description

Title: Yeah!
Artist: Barnes, Alan
Label: Proper
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS
UPC: 805520070027
Genre: Rock

Here Barnes pays tribute to hard bop pianist/composer Horace Silver. Pianist John Donaldson has transcribed all the pieces, which are mainly taken from the classic Blue Note quintet recordings of the early 60s. Donaldson's crisply funky playing is a neat fit with Silver's soulful, airy tunes, but his occasional Tyner-esque splashes take the energy level up a notch. Trumpeter Steve Waterman (an eclectic, technically assured player) takes the Blue Mitchell role with relish. Fat-toned, precise and fiery, he's a perfect foil for the leader. While there are only two ballads here, they provide Barnes' best moments. Donaldson's lucid, Bill Evans-esque chording inspires a sweetly poignant reading of "Lonely Woman", while the opening of "Peace" features a meltingly gorgeous statement on alto, accompanied only by Dave Green's ever thoughtful bass. One of my favourite musical moments of the year so far, I reckon. Not that the uptempo numbers are in any way shabby; the band kick up some serious dust at times and of course Barnes enjoys working at speed - check the furious solo on "Finger Poppin'" for details. This is assured, beautifully played jazz. It won't change the world, perhaps, but who cares.

Tracks:
1.1 Yeah!
1.2 Tokyo Blues
1.3 Baghdad Blues
1.4 Lonely Woman
1.5 Cape Verdean Blues
1.6 Opus de Funk
1.7 Horacescope
1.8 Peace
1.9 Juicy Lucy
1.10 Senor Blues
1.11 Fingerpoppin'
Recently viewed