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Moore, Michael & Fred Hersch / This We Know
Album:This We Know Collection:Jazz
Artist:Moore, Michael & Fred Hersch Added:10/2008
Label:Palmetto Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-12-21 Pull Date:2009-02-22 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:15 Feb8 Feb1 Feb25 Jan11 Jan4 Jan

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Album Review
Reviewed 2008-12-19 
Hersch's lush piano meets the jazzy but artsy clarinet/sax of Michael Moore (not the filmmaker). Moore is better known for a quirky style of Dutch jazz, but in an accessible way, with hints of Klezmer. Hersch is more mainstream but gets pushed into some off-color tricks (moments of track 3, e.g.) Overall mood is like a velvety film noir, hushed and heavy.

By the way, this pairing isn't so random: The two guys have known each other since 1975.

1- Soft, romantic. Quiet New England autumn leaves.
2- Light, dancing
3- Slow, heavy. Moore gets into squeaky, piping notes
4- Light and fleeting. Sounds like something Myra Melford would do: A lilting, sunny ballet that doesn't fit the usual jazz mold but wouldn't feel out of place in a jazz club.
5- Drifting but assertive. Touches of blues in the later soloing.
6- Upbeat. Bouncy jazz-standard feel.
7- Classical feel, delicate
8- Mid/fast.
9- Wandering and wistful
10- Mid/fast; soft but perky. Gets bouncy. Klezmer hints.
11- Mid/fast but softly content.

Track Listing
1.Aquellos Ojos Verdes 6.Doce De Coco
2.Bedtime Story 7.This We Know
3.The Sad Bird 8.Lee's Dream
4.Four In One 9.Sandwiches & Brandy
5.Spirit Of '76 10.Langrage