Joe Lovano -[|]- RUSH HOUR -(MP3)- [BLUE NOTE, 1995]
There is a great deal of variety on this album, with tunes from Monk, Mingus, Ellington, Coleman and a few standards and originals by Gunther Schuller and Lovano. The settings range from lush scoring for band and strings to Lovano alone. Gunther Schuller’s “Rush Hour” is for me the highlight of this set- it’s a frantic, 12-tone bop line with some fairly free solos. Also outstanding is the arrangement of Monk’s “Crepuscule With Nellie” which manages to capture something of Monk’s original quirkiness while still sounding new. This album has a lot to offer, and while some of the tracks are more accessible than others, all are worth repeated listenings.
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