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Performer: Bill Charlap Trio
Genre: Jazz / Media & Screen
Title: Somewhere - The Songs Of Leonard Bernstein
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 2004
FLAC version ZIP size: 1208 mb
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Rating: 4.2
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Photography – Donald Dietz. Piano, Arranged By – Bill Charlap. Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Joel Moss. Recorded By – Bryan Russell (2), Dan Bucchi. Written-By – Green (tracks: 2 to 4, 6, 8, 11), Comden (tracks: 2 to 4, 6, 8, 11), Bernstein, Sondheim (tracks: 5, 10, 12). Notes.

Bill Charlap Trio ‎Somewhere CD Album The Songs Of Leonard Bernstein Blue Note.

ALONG with Lynne Arriale, Bill Charlap keeps the flag flying for the more lyrical breed of American pianists. No tortured bombast here. If there was a mildly fogeyish strain to his early sessions, his recent albums have got better and better, the filigree phrasing enhanced by extra muscle. Tribute albums can be depressingly tame affairs, but not this time. The opening version of Cool, from West Side Story, could just be the sharpest number Charlap has ever put on record, thanks in part to the unfailingly crisp drumming of Kenny Washington.

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Similar to 2000's Hoagy Carmichael-based Stardust, Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein finds pianist Bill Charlap continuing his exploration of great American composers. A longtime fan of Bernstein's work, Charlap conveys a very personal feeling throughout the album. Some may ask, why is another jazz trio album of standards necessary? Charlap answers this admirably with highly sophisticated yet direct arrangements and his usual stellar improvisational skills. Many of the songs from West Side Story work astonishingly well in a modern jazz format

Unusually for a youngish jazz pianist, Charlap comes from a Broadway background. His father, Moose Charlap, was a composer and his mother, Sandy Stewart, a singer. Even in his most adventurous rearrangements of these 12 songs by Leonard Bernstein, his love of melody is on display. There is also a kind of completeness about each piece that makes it memorable. Lucky To Be Me' (from Wonderful Town ) is a case in point, with its severe, sit-up-straight opening giving way to a spacious, easy-loping stroll

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1 Cool 4:02
2 Lucky To Be Me 4:49
3 It's Love 5:42
4 Lonely Town 6:37
5 Jump 2:32
6 Some Other Time 6:57
7 Glitter And Be Gay
Written-By – Wilbur*
7:36
8 A Quiet Girl 1:35
9 Big Stuff 5:37
10 America 3:52
11 Ohio 7:19
12 Somewhere 2:58

Credits

  • Artwork By, Design – Burton Yount
  • Bass – Peter Washington
  • Design [Package] – Karen Thomas
  • Drums – Kenny Washington
  • Engineer [Protools©] – Jan Folkson
  • Liner Notes – John Guare
  • Mastered By – Ric Wilson
  • Photography – Donald Dietz
  • Piano, Arranged By – Bill Charlap
  • Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Joel Moss
  • Recorded By [Assistant] – Bryan Russell , Dan Bucchi
  • Written-By – Green* (tracks: 2 to 4, 6, 8, 11), Comden* (tracks: 2 to 4, 6, 8, 11), Bernstein*, Sondheim* (tracks: 5, 10, 12)

Notes

Recorded October 15-16, 2003 The Hit Factory NYC

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 243 5 94808 2 4

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Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
7243 5 94808 2 4 Bill Charlap Trio Somewhere - The Songs Of Leonard Bernstein ‎(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) Blue Note 7243 5 94808 2 4 UK & Europe 2004
07243 5 948082-4 Bill Charlap Trio Somewhere - The Songs Of Leonard Bernstein ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Blue Note 07243 5 948082-4 Germany 2004
7 243 5 94807 2 5 Bill Charlap Trio Somewhere - The Songs Of Leonard Bernstein ‎(CD, Album) Blue Note 7 243 5 94807 2 5 US 2004