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Clarke, Stanley / Bireli Lagrene / Jean-Luc Ponty / D-Stringz
Album:D-Stringz Collection:Out for Review
Artist:Clarke, Stanley / Bireli Lagrene / Jean-Luc Ponty Added:09/2016
Label:Impulse Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-10-04 Pull Date:2016-12-04 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:4 Dec27 Nov20 Nov23 Oct16 Oct9 Oct

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 03, 2016:Old Fart at Play
Blue Train
4.Nov 25, 2016:Rebop
2.Dec 02, 2016:Rebop
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
5.Nov 16, 2016:At the Cafe Bohemian
3.Nov 29, 2016:Clean Copper Radio
Childhood Memories
6.Nov 15, 2016:Clean Copper Radio
Bit Of Burd, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, Nuages

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2016-09-27 

Violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and bassist Stanley Clarke collaborated 20 years ago on an electric album with Al DiMeola. Now they team up with French guitarist Bireli Lagrene for an acoustic set of mixed originals and standards. RIYL early Return to Forever, Gypsy swing, bossa nova, etc.

All instrumental. No FCC issues.

1 * Mid-fast. Upbeat and peppy, a blend of modern & Gypsy jazz. Exuberant violin. (3:30)
2 Mid-fast. Improvisational and sort of funky. Strong interplay. (6:15)
3 Slow. Ballad sounds grating on violin vs original saxophone. Lovely bass solo. (7:30)
4 ** Fast. Hard driving bebop. Good solos by all. (3:29)
5 * Mid-fast. Django’s famous tune led mainly by the violin. Jaunty, lively. (5:16)
6 Slow. Guitar arpeggios & arco bass intro, then violin & guitar trade improv’d solos. (5:39)
7 Mid-fast. Coltrane classic oddly sped up on violin. Nice walking bass line. (6:17)
8 Slow. A mixed bag. Soft and dreamy, but not especially pleasant. (6:14)
9 * Joe Zawinul wrote this for Cannonball. It’s slower here, but surprisingly good. (6:31)
10 Mid-fast. Light and breezy. Enjoyable, soft jazz. (4:00)

Track Listing
1.Stretch 6.Childhood Memories
2.To And Fro 7.Blue Train
3.Too Young To Go Steady 8.Paradigm Shift
4.Bit Of Burd 9.Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
5.Nuages 10.One Take