Craig Taborn: Tales

Craig Taborn: Tales
Title: Tales
Label: Sunnyside

There is much to gain in collaborations between musicians from different generations. The younger receives an education, lessons in history, technique and taste that only experience can provide, while the older can utilize the youthful energy and drive, challenging themselves further.The legendary pianist Ran Blake has long been known as a unique and eloquent stylist, his style ranging from the evocative to romantic to avant-garde. He is also known as a tremendous and supportive accompanist to vocalists. Sara Serpa is a vocalist of a much younger generation, who approaches the songs of the American songbook, music from her native Portugal, and her own original material with equal expertise. Taken from live recordings from Jazz at the Kitano made during two residencies in 2013 and 2014, their new recording Kitano Noir displays the duo's development since their first recording in 2010. They present a wide-ranging program of pieces, from original Blake compositions to standards to more eclectic song forms from Europe.

1.1 Field Cry (Blake)
1.2 When Sunny Gets Blue (Segal/Fisher)
1.3 Curtis (Blake)
1.4 Fine and Dandy (Swift/James)
1.5 Cry Wolf (Blake)
1.6 Mãe Preta (Piratini/Caco Velho)
1.7 Indian Winter (Blake)
1.8 Mood Indigo (Ellington/Bigard/Mills)
1.9 Moonride (Guryan)
1.10 Round Midnight (Monk/Hanighen)
1.11 Addio Lugano (Gori)
1.12 Get Out of Town (Porter)
1.13 Driftwood (Goodman/Udell)
1.14 Short Life of Barbara Monk (Blake)
1.15 Good Morning Heartache (Higginbotham/Drake/Fisher)
1.16 Sing a Rainbow (Hamilton)

Craig Taborn: Tales

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