Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Quiet Nights

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Quiet Nights

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Linton Garner (pno) Ross Taggart (ts) Russ Bottten (bs) Recorded November 17, 2002 - Vancouver, BC, Canada

Days of Wine and Roses/All The Things You Are/Blues For Jimmy O./Corcovado/Don't Blame Me/It Could Happen To You/Just Friends/Polka Dots and Moonbeams/Things Ain't What They Used To Be TT: 75:37

It must be a real downer being the brother of a famous jazz musician. Freddie Cole, the pianist-singer brother of Nat could probably tell us what that is all about. Anyway, Linton Garner made very few recordings in his professional life and has ended up not much more than a footnote in the history of jazz. This CD may bring deserving recognition. This is a live performance in a club by the name of the The Cellar Restaurant/Jazz Club in Vancouver. Linton is in good form despite that he had less than 5 months to live beyond this live date. His playing is not at all like his famous brother. He is much more economical. But like his brother, he is rooted into the blues.

Ross Taggart gets plenty of solo space. He is a good player but not outstanding. Ross does not wonder too far from the melody. …

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