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Artist: Katia Labeque
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Little Girl Blue CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 60122494
UPC: 764911618623
UPC 14: 00764911618623
Release Date: 5/21/1996
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. We Will Meet Again - (with Chick Corea) ~ Katia Labeque
2. My Funny Valentine - (with Herbie Hancock) ~ Katia Labeque
3. On Fire - (with Marielle Labeque) ~ Katia Labeque
4. Besame Mucho - (with Gonzalo Rubalcaba) ~ Katia Labeque
5. Prolong Comienzo - (with Gonzalo Rubalcaba) ~ Katia Labeque
6. Little Girl Blue ~ Katia Labeque
7. Quiza, Quizas, Quizas - (with Gonzalo Rubalcaba) ~ Katia Labeque
8. Volcano For Hire - (with Joe Zawinul) ~ Katia Labeque
9. Turn Out The Stars - (with Chick Corea) ~ Katia Labeque
10. Summertime - (with Joey Defrancesco) ~ Katia Labeque
11. La Comparsa - (with Michel Camilo) ~ Katia Labeque

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Katia Labeque, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Marielle Labeque, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Joe Zawinul, Joe DeFrancesco, Michel Camilo (piano).
Muze PNote Engineers: Claude Ernelin, Bernie Kirsch, Ed Rak.
Muze PNote Recorded at Davout Studio, Paris, France; Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles, California; Clinton Studio, New York, New York. Includes liner notes by Brian Priestly.
Muze PNote Personnel: Katia Lab?que (piano); Chick Corea, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Joey DeFrancesco, Michel Camilo, Marielle Lab?que (piano).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Claude Ermelin; Joe Zawinul.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Brian Priestley.
Muze PNote Recording information: Clinton Recording Studios, Inc., New York, NY; Davout, Paris, France; Mad Hatter Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Muze PNote Directors: Christian P?gand; Katia Lab?que.
Muze PNote Editor: Jean-Pierre Loisil.
Muze PNote Photographers: Arthur Elgort; Brigitte Lacombe; Alma Arboleda.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Chick Corea; Gonzalo Rubalcaba; Herbie Hancock; Brian Priestley; Joey DeFrancesco; Michel Camilo; Oscar Peterson.
Muze PNote While Katia Labeque usually can be found shaking up classical houses with her sister Marielle in piano duets, here she finds new partners from the jazz world, tackling a series of transcriptions and partial transcriptions combined with improvisations from her guests. She doesn't fool around, either; she chooses to combine forces with bona fide stars like Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Joe Zawinul, and younger technical dynamos like Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Michel Camilo, and Joey DeFrancesco -- all of whom are classically trained to some extent. One could argue whether or not this music feels like jazz; very little of it has a pulse, even less swings, and -- being transcriptions -- spontaneity is a sometime thing. But a more pertinent point is whether or not this succeeds on its own terms as music. The lengthy duet with Hancock on "Round Midnight" -- a stitched-together mosaic from several sources -- comes alive when Hancock injects some jazz feeling into his improvisational passages. There are three tracks with Rubalcaba, one with Camilo, and a duet with Marielle on a Camilo composition, but these only catch fire when the Latin pianists latch onto some chordal vamps from their homelands. The one iconoclast in this collection is the crusty Zawinul, who lays down his own exciting synthesized piano ostinatos in "Volcano for Hire" and actually gets some propulsive swing going; unlike the others, he also did his own mix in his New York home studio. While many of these experiments might make refreshing additions to the concert hall repertoire of classical pianists, to be honest, the best ones are those where the jazzers don't seem intimidated by the world-class technique of Labeque. ~ Richard S. Ginell

Producer: Daniele Feuillerat; Katia Lab?que

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Chick Corea
Muze Guest Artist Michel Camilo
Muze Guest Artist Herbie Hancock
Muze Guest Artist Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Muze Guest Artist Joe Zawinul
Muze Guest Artist Joey DeFrancesco

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Man Who Cried

Associated Artists and Works

Martin, Mayte

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/21/1996
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1995
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 36186
Music Label Name Label : Dreyfus Records (France)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00764911618623

Professional Reviews

JazzTimes (10/96, pp.119-120)
- "For those of us who need a provocative reminder as to just how wonderful an artform is jazz, we have this new offering from Katia Labeque....heard here in duet with seven of her keyboard colleagues, in prepared settings that give her classical training full rein....The results throughout are intriguing."

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