|Broadbent, Alan With The London Metropolitan Orchestra At Abbey Road / Developing Story|
|Add Date:||2017-07-26|| ||Pull Date:||2017-09-27|| ||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||3 Sep||27 Aug||13 Aug|
Review: Broadbent is a multi-Grammy winning composer & pianist, and also arranges the orchestra for Diana Krall. This is his lifetime dream recording, combining lush orchestral arrangements with a superb piano trio. Sometimes they play together and sometimes separately. Sometimes the orchestra plays under the trio and sometimes the go it alone, often on the same track. Some originals and some very interesting recreations of old standards.
If You Like: George Shearing, Bill Evans, Gil Evans, Don Sebesky, the CTI label in the '70s
Favorite Tracks: 3/ Developing Story - 3rd Movement 5/ Naima 6/ Blue In Green 7/ Lady In The Lake 8/ Milestones
Track Review: 1/orchestra starts> slow tempo> piano plays over the top in midtempo> orchestra swings into midtempo> beautiful piano solo> slows to fade & false stop & fade again (9:49) 2/ orchestra starts> piano kicks in> slow tempo jam> lovely piano solo> orchestra swell and fades (7:12) 3/ piano starts. uptempo jam> sort but powerful drum solo> orchestra mellows then swings in intensity and crescendos> trio & orchestra midtempo jam and builds in intensity then mellows again with string section (9:19) 4/ orchestra starts. piano kicks in> slow tempo jam> slow fade (6:36) 5/ horns start> lovely slow tempo jam> (8:28) 6/ strings start> midtempo jam> fade (8:06) 7/ piano starts> slow tempo jam. slow fade (4:35) 8/ horns start> uptempo orchestral jam> quick stop (5:02) 9/ strings start> slow tempo> slow fade (6:23)
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