Simpler Times | Yarlung Records YAR65006

Simpler Times

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Label: Yarlung Records

Cat No: YAR65006

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Jazz

Release Date: 28th August 2015

Contents

Artists

Sophisticated Lady Quartet

Artists

Sophisticated Lady Quartet

About

Track Listing:
1. Bicycles (Gary Wicks)
2. Simpler Times (Gary Wicks)
3. Bob Be (Keith Jarrett)
4. Stumbling (Misha Bigos)
5. Los Barriles (J J Kirkpatrick)
6. Blue Corn Moon (Misha Bigos)
7. Hello My Name Is (Gary Wicks)
8. Left Coastin’ (Gary Wicks)
9. For Sebastian (J S Bach)
10. Flutterby Girl (Gary Wicks)
11. Secret Love (Sammy Fain)
12. Sketches of a Melancholy Bass (Gary Wicks)

"More jazz records should be like Sophisticated Lady Quartet—relaxed yet focused, tradition-based yet modern, elegant yet conveying a sure sense of swing. The recording is so pure that you almost feel as if you’re eavesdropping on four musicians who seem completely in their element while performing, in a one-take environment, a set that’s evenly split between previously rehearsed arrangements and performances where they had one chance to turn a composition into a memorable piece of music. No splicing or editing here - just a live-in-the-studio recording where the mood, playing and sonics are so solid that that jazz lovers will wish that the mostly-classical label Yarlung wandered over to this side of the street more often." - Jeff Wilson, The Absolute Sound

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