Love Songs Ballads And Standards CD (2008)

Artist: Irvin Mayfield

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Label Stickfigure Distribution
SKU 207539241
UPC 652905040522
UPC 14 00652905040522
Format CD
Release Date 4/1/2008
Author Irvin Mayfield
Associated Artist/Work Bridgewater, Dee Dee
Associated Artist/Work Los Hombres Calientes
Associated Artist/Work Sawyer, Jaz
Technical Info
Engineer Steve Reynolds
Producer Irvin Mayfield; Irvin Mayfield
CatalogID BSR 0405
Lable Name Basin Street Records
Released 04/01/2008
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 65m : 32s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00652905040522
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Irvin Mayfield (trumpet); Ellis Marsalis (piano); Neal Caine (bass instrument, bass guitar); Jaz Sawyer (drums, drum); Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
Audio Mixer: Steve Reynolds.
Liner Note Author: Irvin Mayfield.
Recording information: New Orleans Museum Of Art (06/2004-06/2007); Orpheum Theater (06/2004-06/2007); Piety Street Studios (06/2004-06/2007).
Photographer: Greg Miles.
A case study in how disparate generations can be united by a love of music, LOVE SONGS, BALLADS AND STANDARDS finds young-lion trumpeter Irvin Mayfield joining forces with elder-statesman pianist Ellis Marsalis. New Orleans natives both, Mayfield and Marsalis honor their city and the jazz tradition on this collection of standbys ("In a Sentimental Mood," "Round Midnight") and contemporary pop (Norah Jones's "Don't Know Why"). Mayfield lost his father in Hurricane Katrina (along with the original tapes for this album), and a sense of loss and mournfulness informs the more delicate passages. Marsalis's tasteful piano is the perfect complement to Mayfield's mellow, plaintive trumpet, and together they deliver an elegant, deeply felt, and enjoyable set.
Professional Reviews
Down Beat (p.76) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Marsalis operates as a discreet accompanist, supporting Mayfield and offering melodic direction. His brief solo on the trio version of 'Yesterday' is lovely and his outings on 'Mo' Betta Blues' and ''Round Midnight' are full of rhythmic, blues-rooted ?lan."
JazzTimes (p.108) - "Most of the highlights...find Mayfield and Marsalis soulfully interpreting vintage pop and jazz favorites, aided by bassist Neal Caine and drummer Jaz Sawyer's hand-in-glove support."
Disc 1
1 Yesterday
2 Superstar
3 Romeo And Juliet
4 My One And Only Love
5 Mo' Betta Blues
6 Round Midnight
7 Don't Know Why
8 In A Sentimental Mood
9 Come Rain Or Shine
10 Like A Star
11 Blame It On The Sun
12 House Is Not A Home, A
13 You And I
14 Yesterday
Product Attributes
Artist Mayfield,Irvin
Music Format Compact Disc

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