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Elling, Kurt/ James Morrison / Live In New York
Album:Live In New York Collection:Jazz
Artist:Elling, Kurt/ James Morrison Added:09/2019
Label:New Prescription Records 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-10-01 
Reviewed: 2019-10-01
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: This Elling/Morrison collaboration is an improbable one, the former having spent his career restlessly pushing boundaries; the latter content to stay comfortably within them, but on this disc it all blends superbly.
If You Like: Frank Sinatra, Jon Hendricks, Joe Williams, Harry “Sweets” Edison,
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
***1/ September In The Rain (3:21) – (countdown) full band starts> swinging uptempo song> trumpet solo> uptempo song> crescendo & quick stop
2/ Intro – Goin’ To Chicago (2:07) – spoken word
*3/ Goin’ To Chicago> (5:34) – drums/piano start> slow song slowly builds in volume> crescendo end
**4/ Benny’s From Heaven (4:02) – (spoken word intro) vocal starts> slow hesitating song> pause> swinging uptempo song> brief trumpet solo> scat solo> uptempo song> crescendo end
5/ Intro -I Was Telling Her About You/ A Cottage For Sale (3:02) – spoken word & band intro
*6/ I Was Telling Her About You/ A Cottage For Sale (10:23) – full band starts> slow tempo song> sax solo> slow song> trumpet solo slowly builds in volume> slow song> crescendo end on vocal
*7/ Brother Where Are You (8:26) – drums/piano starts with spoken intro> midtempo song slows> trumpet solo starts slow & builds into uptempo jam> drum solo> uptempo song> slow fade on vocal
*8/ Save Your Love For Me (7:12) – piano/bass starts> slow tempo song> muted trumpet solo> slow song> crescendo end on vocal
9/ Nature Boy (6:06) – drums start> uptempo song> drum solo> spoken band intro> uptempo song> crescendo end on vocal


Track Listing
1.September In The Rain 5.Intro -I Was Telling Her About You/ A Cottage For Sale
2.Intro - Goin' To Chicago 6.I Was Telling Her About You/ A Cottage For Sale
3.Goin' To Chicago 7.Brother Where Are You
4.Benny's From Heaven 8.Save Your Love For Me
 9.Nature Boy