Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Hearts and Numbers

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Hearts and Numbers

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Dan Grolnick featuring Michael Brecker

Hearts And Numbers

Art Of Life Records AL 10422

Michael Brecker (ts), Dan Grolnick (p, synth), Hiram Bullock, Jeff Mironov (g), Marcus Miller, Tom Kennedy, Will Lee (b, el b), Steve Jordan, Peter Erskine (d), Clifford Carter (synthesizer programming)

Pointing At The Moon/More Pointing/Pools/Regrets/Four Sleepers/Human Bites/Act Natural/Hearts And Numbers

Any Jazz recording that lists in its personnel someone responsible for "synthesizer programming" is one that I probably wouldn't buy on my own. Nevertheless, I was pleasantly surprised by the musicality and intensity of this disc - qualities I generally don't associate with this style of music.

Originally recorded in 1985 and featuring two performers who were at the forefront of the smooth/fusion Jazz of the 1970s, this disc acts as a legacy to two careers ended much too soon by cancer (three, counting Bullock). Grolnick composed and arranged all the tunes and featured on all but the last is Brecker. …

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