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O'connell, Bill / Rhapsody In Blue
Album:Rhapsody In Blue Collection:Jazz
Artist:O'connell, Bill Added:Jan 2011
Label:Challenge Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-01-16 Pull Date:2011-03-20 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Mar 20Mar 6Feb 27Feb 20Feb 13Feb 6Jan 30Jan 23

 Recent Airplay
1.May 03, 2011:legitimate taste, popular taste: "saving" "classical" radio
Rhapsody In Blue
4.Mar 01, 2011:Rebop
Rhapsody In Blue
2.Mar 15, 2011:Rebop
Monk's Cha-Cha
5.Feb 27, 2011:The Donner Party
3.Mar 04, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Pocket Change
6.Feb 22, 2011:Rebop
Pocket Change

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-01-11 
BILL O’CONNELL: Rhapsody in Blue
Challenge, 2010

MAINSTREAM/LATIN JAZZ – Pianist Bill O’Connell leads a jaunty session of mostly original tunes, joined by a rotating cast of Latin-jazz and straightahead musicians. A nice session with a light atmosphere.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 6, 8, 9

1. 6:29 – midtempo, steamy Latin groove; flowing piano & vibes, sassy sax
2. 5:55 – jabbing theme, then quick, hard-swinging rhythm for punchy solos
3. 5:11 – Gershwin classic played with a breezy Latinized swing
4. 6:16 – standard ballad, relaxed sway with soprano sax, romantic piano
5. 6:56 – sashaying 6/8 theme, easygoing swing for solos; good trombone
6. 6:03 – hot Latin romp: piano & sax whirl over hard-edged drums
7. 6:05 – shifting groove: soprano sax skips/struts, piano feints & gets bluesy
8. 5:25 – strong piano in this light, gliding tune; alto sax slips ‘n’ slides
9. 6:39 – pensive duet ballad: alto sax broods, piano flies; turns optimistic
10. 5:13 – standard gets a Latin wiggle, light banter between piano/drums

[ Fo ] 01/11/11

Track Listing
1.Monk's Cha-Cha 6.Off-Center
2.Pocket Change 7.Two Worlds
3.Rhapsody In Blue 8.Log-A-Rhythm
4.It Never Entered My Mind 9.Rose Hill
5.J-Man 10.Bye Bye Blackbird