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John Ellis, IT'S YOU I LIKE

John Ellis -][- IT’S YOU I LIKE – [Criss Cross, 2012] –

Melody and groove are the watchwords on John Ellis’ masterful Criss Cross debut, which mixes optimistic songs composed by the iconic children’s television host, Fred (a.k.a. ‘Mister’) Rogers, himself a fine jazz pianist, and dark ones by the late singer-songwriter Elliott Smith.

Joined by New York A-listers Mike Moreno (guitar), Aaron Goldberg (piano), Matt Penman (bass), and Rodney Green (drums), Ellis – playing mostly tenor saxophone and a bit of bass clarinet – addresses the repertoire with a surefooted time feel, gorgeous tone,and abiding melodicism. -[Amazon | Editorial Reviews]-

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