Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sunday Music Muse Day, Super Bowl Sunday Edition, Duke Ellington, Gianni Gagliardi with Gild Hekselman, and Pace de Lucia

Today is Super Bowl Sunday, so here is my Sunday Music Muse post before kick off.  First up, the Duke Ellington Anatomy of a Murder, music from the Otto Preminger motion picture.  This is a nice re-issue CD with additional bonus tracks not on the original release.  As a side note, my father, Sam, doesn't play on this.

My second selection is Paco de Lucia, Antologia Vol. 2.  A collection of tunes by the late great Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist.  This CD has a few cuts of Paco playing with Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin.  I had a chance to see them perform several times.  Paco's playing was truly amazing.  He help introduce a new generation of listeners to flamenco inspired music.  I count myself as one of them.

My last selection was picked up on blind faith, Gianni Gagliardi, Nomadic Nature.  I picked up this tenor saxophone player's CD because of the guitarist Gilad Hekselman, who was mentioned in article about the new young, up and coming, jazz artists.  From first listen it's a good CD, a modern group sound, which leans toward avant garde at time, but not too much to be distracting.  Well worth a listen.

Well, looks like I finished, just the start of the Super Bowl.  If the half time show sucks, at least have these CD as fall back.  Enjoy.

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