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Ledonne, Mike / I Love Music
Album:I Love Music Collection:Review Shelf
Artist:Ledonne, Mike Added:08/2014
Label:Savant Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2015-03-27 Pull Date:2015-05-29 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:31 May24 May10 May3 May26 Apr19 Apr12 Apr5 Apr
Airplays:21121113

 Recent Airplay
1.May 29, 2015:Rebop
Blues For Ball
4.May 08, 2015:Rebop
Blues For Gene
2.May 25, 2015:No Way To Say
Blues For Gene
5.May 02, 2015:Music Casserole
Blues For Ball
3.May 20, 2015:5-20-2015
Blues For Ball
6.Apr 27, 2015:Clean Copper Radio
Do I Do

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2015-03-26 
HARD-BOP JAZZ ORGAN
Veteran LeDonne plays the Hammond B3 and leads an ensemble with tenor sax, guitar & drums (no bass) on this album of all covers. We get a few jazz compositions but more pop songs.

All instrumental. No FCC issues.

1 * Mid-fast. Cool, sophisticated Milt Jackson piece. Good hollow-body guitar solo. (6:32)
2 Mid-tempo. Sax & guitar trade improv lines on a simple Stevie Wonder melody. (8:58)
3 Very fast. Technical showpiece especially for sax & drums. I didn’t love the tune. (10:38)
4 Slow. Sassy, bluesy take on a very familiar melody. Left me wanting more. (5:50)
5 ** Soulful theme & variations. Sax & guitar both shine on this McCoy Tyner tune. (6:48)
6 Mid-tempo. Competent cover of 70s hit by the group War. A good high school stage band could play this. (6:39)
7 Very fast. Stevie Wonder again. A showy toccata for organ. I don’t know why. (8:03)

Track Listing
1.Blues For Gene 4.Put On A Happy Face
2.I Love Every Little Thing About You 5.Blues For Ball
3.I Love Music 6.The World Is A Ghetto
 7.Do I Do