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viernes, 7 de octubre de 2016

Herb Ellis • Thank You, Charlie Christian

Review by Jason Ankeny
Thank You Charlie Christian pays homage to the legendary jazz guitarist in a manner most appropriate to an innovator of his stature -- rather than merely imitate that which is inimitable, Herb Ellis channels the imagination and expressiveness of his hero to create a lean, mean sound far more forward-thinking than nostalgic. Like Christian, Ellis favors feeling over flash and economy over excess -- paired here with pianist Frank Strazzari, bassist Chuck Berghofer, cellist Harry Babasin and drummer Kenny Hume, he creates a series of compact and determinedly contemporary bop snapshots in vivid Technicolor, not the black-and-white of a bygone era. A beautiful and heartfelt record that draws from the past but refuses to live in it.

1 - Pickley Wickley
2 - I Told You I Loved You, Now Get Out
3 - Cook One
4 - Karin
5 - Cherry Kuafa
6 - Thank You, Charlie Christian
7 - Alexander's Ragtime Band
8 - Lemon Twist
9 - Everything's Pat
10 - Workin' With The Truth

Label: Verve Records
Release Date: 1960
Duration: 36:52
Genre: Jazz
Styles: Bop

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