Monday, March 31, 2014

The Beatles A Jazz Tribute Celebrating 50 Years HighNote 2014

The best jazz tribute to the Beatles...ever, burn the rest!
Brent Black /
Grady Tate, Dave Liebman, and Sheila Jordan are just some of the giants of jazz that stopped by to lend a hand with The Beatles / A Jazz Tribute. Larry Coryell along with Eric Alexander, Eric Reed and Bruce Barth turn what could have been just another tribute release into something special that honors legends with reharms that never mangle the original melody but instead raise it to a new harmonic level of cerebral wonder.
You know the tunes, "Taxman" along with "Eleanor Rigby" and "Something." You know the players as previously outlined. This particular recording works so incredibly well do to the imaginative arrangement given by such artists as Larry Coryell's "Something" and Eric Reed's "Yesterday." The key to the success of this particular Beatles tribute is that there are as many diverse arrangements as there are artists. This is simply not a cover release as so many are in the attempt to look for a quick pay check.
HighNote consistently puts out the finest in straight ahead improvisational music and given the diverse talent assembled here both jazz and Beatles fans not to leave out those that enjoy both should have a great deal to cheer about with this particular release!
Tracks: Things We Said Today; Taxman; The Art of Dying; Norwegian Wood; Eleanor Rigby; Little Song / Blackbird; Here Comes The Sun; Something; In My Life; Yesterday.