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Cunningham, Adrian & His Friends / Play Lerner & Lowe
Album:Play Lerner & Lowe Collection:Jazz
Artist:Cunningham, Adrian & His Friends Added:11/2019
Label:Arbors Records 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-12-01 
Reviewed: 2019-12-01
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: In the 1950s, everyone knew Lerner and Loewe’s music. The tunes were instantly memorable, and they seemed to be everywhere, on the screen as well as on original cast LPs, reaching homes where little other music penetrated. Cunningham is a saxophonist and clarinetist who spent months studying the Lerner and Loewe corpus before deciding on his sequence of tunes. He is accompanied by one of the most celebrated groups in contemporary jazz: the Fred Hersch trio
If You Like: Ken Peplowski, Dexter Gordon
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Say A Prayer For Me (4:08) – - piano starts> midtempo jam> clarinet solo> piano solo> midtempo jam> fade
**2/ I Could Have Danced All Night (4:23) – trumpet starts> muted uptempo jam> sax solo> piano solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
*3/ Just You Wait (4:13) – bass starts> midtempo jam swings uptempo> flute solo> piano solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
4/ I Talk To The Trees (4:31) – clarinet starts> midtempo jam> clarinet solo> piano solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
5/ If Ever I Would Leave You (4:47) – piano starts> midtempo jam> clarinet solo> piano solo> midtempo jam> clarinet solo to fade
*6/ Thank Heaven For Little Girls (4:38) – piano starts> uptempo jam> guest trumpet solo> sax solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
7/ The Heather On The Hill (5:36) – piano starts> midtempo jam> clarinet solo> piano solo> midtempo jam> fade
**8/ I Was Born Under A Wand’rin’ Star (4:23) – piano starts> rocking uptempo jam> sax solo> guest trombone solo> sax solo> crescendo end
9/ They Call The Wind Maria (3:47) – drums start> uptempo jam> sax solo> trumpet solo> uptempo jam> crescendo & fade
**10/ The Rain In Spain (2:36) – flute starts> fast tempo jam> flute solo> fast jam> quick stop
*11/ Brigadoon (3:04) – piano starts> slow tempo jam> piano solo> sax solo> slow jam> slow fade

Track Listing
1.Say A Prayer For Me 6.Thank Heaven For Little Girls
2.I Could Have Danced All Night 7.The Heather On The Hill
3.Just You Wait 8.I Was Born Under A Wanderin' Star
4.I Talk To The Trees 9.They Call The Wind Maria
5.If Ever I Would Leave You 10.The Rain In Spain
 11.Brigadoon