Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Appleby Blues

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Appleby Blues

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APPLEBY BLUES

GORDON BECK

ART OF LIFE AL 1025-2

Gordon Beck (pno) Jeremy Brown (bs) Tony Levin (dms) Recorded at Appleby Jazz Festival, Cumbria, England, July 31, 2005

Solar/With A Heart In My Song/For P. J./The Old Country/Appleby Blues/Gone With The Wind/California Here I Come TT: 74:50

How does an artist play a live set at a jazz festival and come up with so much class music? You know, recordings are cruel. If there is a flaw anywhere it is there for all time. You find a flaw in this recording and I'll buy you a ticket!

The program is a mixture of well known songs, some nice bebop and several originals. Oh yes, by the way, the tune "With A Heart In My Song" is properly quoted. It is a Gordon Beck original and is very typical of his sense of humor. The genius of this artist is very apparent throughout. …

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