|Rupert, Jeff / From Memphis To Mobile|
|Album:||From Memphis To Mobile||Collection:||Jazz|
|Add Date:||2010-04-04||Pull Date:||2010-06-06||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||6 Jun||23 May||2 May||25 Apr|
|1.||Jun 04, 2010:||The Songsmith Show |
|4.||Apr 30, 2010:||No Cover, No Minimum |
|2.||May 22, 2010:||Music Casserole |
If I Had Only Known
|5.||Apr 23, 2010:||Vocal Concoctions |
|3.||May 01, 2010:||Music Casserole |
I Loves You, Porgy
|Guest DJ Account|
Dripping with soul, southernness, and sometimes sentimentality, this record is a jazz-blues fusion from the New Jersey jazz heavyweight who currently teaches at the University of Central Florida. Quartet features Rupert on tenor, accompanied by a rhythm section. Ranges from reinterpretation of classic standards to uptempo bebop-style improvisatory tracks to blues ballads. The synthesis comes of pretty well. No FCCs|
track 1: lighthearted, uptempo track in blues form/structure yet with a distinctly jazz aesthetic, reminiscent of the tempo and tonal character of bebop, great piano solo from Kenny Drew jr
track 2: haunting, oscillating minor piano melody, has a bossa-nova rhythm, midtempo. air of mystery yet still permeated with cool.
track 3: classic downtempo blues in both song form and harmonic structure. wailing sax plays well off gutbucket style bass. evokes a romantic/sentimental vibe.
track 4: unaccompanied sax/piano duet, strong use of unison and contrasting or aligning rhythms. harmonies are a little predictable. downtempo
track 5: uptempo rhythm section and piano comping drives this piece, over which rupert solos effortlessly. great piano harmonies
track 6: Rupert's interpretation of George Gershwin's classic ballad duet for piano and tenor is melancholy and powerful
track 7: uptempo, bouncy, energetic, characterized by fast, virtuosic sax solos.
track 8: downtempo, sentimental and sappy. wack. introduces Lyman Brodie on flugelhorn for exchange between the two horns
track 9: begins by imitating Louis Armstrong's iconic introductory solo on the classic "West End Blues," paying homage to greats. song itself is another kind of boring downtempo duet.
track 10: has a midtempo rockabilly feel, blues tonalities, saxophone's laidback southern drawl
track 11: remake of Duke Ellington ballad from his "Queen Suite."
|1.||Rock Skippin'||6.||I Loves You, Porgy|
|2.||Bad Moon||7.||Chasin' Tail|
|3.||If I Had Only Known||8.||Walking Home|
|4.||Beatrice||9.||Basin Street Blues|
|5.||The Norfolk Southern R.R.||10.||Thunderbird|
|11.||A Single Petal Of A Rose|