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De Felitta Trio, The / Pre-War Charm
Album:Pre-War Charm Collection:Jazz
Artist:De Felitta Trio, The Added:11/2019
Label:Media Entertainment 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-11-28 
Reviewed: 2019-11-28
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Elegant and masterful, as if tinkling on a keyboard illuminated by a yellow moon and New York's skyline in silhouette behind him. Pre-war charm was a thing, even if it existed solely in dark movie theaters. After all, it got us through an economic wipe-out followed by the horrors of World War II. In pianist de Felitta's hands, the songs are played as they should be heard.
If You Like: Art Tatum, Fats Waller
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
**1/ My Heart Belongs To Daddy (4:13) – piano/bass start> fast tempo jam> piano solo> bass solo> uptempo jam with drum fills> uptempo jam> quick stop> pause> fade
*2/ Mine (5:50) – piano starts> midtempo jam> piano solo> bass solo> piano solo> midtempo jam> quick stop
*3/ Drop Me Off In Harlem (3:15) – piano starts> uptempo jam with clarinet> rocking piano solo> fast tempo jam with drum fills> quick stop
*4/ Blue And Sentimental (5:45) – piano starts> midtempo jam> piano solo> bass solo> midtempo jam> crescendo end
5/ Deep In A Dream (4:45) – piano starts> slow tempo jam> piano solo swings to midtempo> slow jam> slow fade
***6/ Out Of Nowhere (3:42) – full band starts> fast tempo jam> piano solo> bass solo> fast jam with drum fills> quick stop
**7/ I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling (3:04) – piano starts> midtempo bouncy jam> slows to fade
8/ Stars Fell On Alabama (4:30) – piano starts> midtempo jam with clarinet> clarinet solo> piano solo> midtempo jam> slow fade
9/ What’s New (6:25) – piano starts> midtempo jam> piano solo> bass solo> midtempo jam> slow fade> crescendo end
*10/ You Go To My Head (3:15) – piano starts> slow tempo jam> jaunty piano solo> slow jam> fade
**11/ Deep Purple (3:20) – clarinet starts> uptempo jam>piano solo> clarinet solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
12/ Then I’ll Be Tired Of You (3:56) – piano starts> slow tempo jam> piano solo> slow jam> slow fade
**13/ The Way You Look Tonight (4:25) – piano starts> midtempo jam> piano solo swings uptempo> uptempo jam> crescendo end

Track Listing
1.My Heart Belongs To Daddy 7.I've Gor A Feeling I'm Falling
2.Mine 8.Stars Fell On Alabama
3.Drop Me Off In Harlem 9.What's New?
4.Blue And Sentimental 10.You Go To My Head
5.Deep In A Dream 11.Deep Purple
6.Out Of Nowhere 12.Then I'll Be Tired Of You
 13.The Way You Look Tonight