Kind Of Blue
Release date: June 19th 2007
As Bobby Hutcherson told Todd Barkan for the album liner notes: "One of the hardest things in the world to do is to play simple, to give the listener room to become part of the creative possibilities of the experience." And this very much sums up the rationale of this excellent album. Think Bobby Hutcherson's "Bouquet" on his outstanding album "Happenings" and you will have the essence of "For Sentimental Reasons" where this approach is worked to perfection on eleven standards ranging from the Gershwin Brothers' "Embraceable You" to Fats Waller's "Jitterbug Waltz".
Renee Rosnes and Bobby Hutcherson have been colleagues in the SF Jazz Collective for a number of years now and their mutual understanding is central to the success of the album with Renee Rosnes' piano effectively and subtly complementing Bobby Hutcherson's expressive vibe playing. Dwayne Burno (bass) and the great Al Foster (drums) complement the central duo well.
The album title is taken from the opening track, the Best-Watson composition "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons" but this does not really sum the album up. There is little here that is sentimental or easy listening; beneath the quiet and unassuming exterior is music of real depth and beauty.
Strangely, not yet available via iTunes Music store or amazon MP3 download.
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