Teranga


Teranga by Koch Records at Your Free Album. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Jon Faddis has been showing he is one of the best trumpeters in jazz in 35 years now, and it is clear on his new album, ''Teranga.'' It shows his almost-unbelievable like range and power as well as his virtuosic quickness. On ''Hey, Lalo!,'' for instance, his muted solo rips into an upper-register statement of ''Flight of the Bumblebee.'' But he can back down and be touching too, as he shows on ''Waltz for My Fathers & Brothers,'' dedicated to Michael Brecker, afflicted with bone marrow disease.


Teranga by Koch Records
4.9 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews
Condition: New
Availability: In Stock
$48.75


Quantity:  

 


Product Description & Reviews

Jon Faddis has been showing he is one of the best trumpeters in jazz in 35 years now, and it is clear on his new album, "Teranga." It shows his almost-unbelievable like range and power as well as his virtuosic quickness. On "Hey, Lalo!," for instance, his muted solo rips into an upper-register statement of "Flight of the Bumblebee." But he can back down and be touching too, as he shows on "Waltz for My Fathers & Brothers," dedicated to Michael Brecker, afflicted with bone marrow disease. Faddis is gentle with the Brazilian "Laurelyn" and somewhat somber with "Transitions." The album also includes guests such as guitarist Russell Malone, flutist Frank Wess and trumpeter Clark Terry, who joins in on "The Fibble-Ow Blues," a bit of classic Terry garble-talk. They may offer great work, but Faddis is the star. By Bob Karlovits, The Pittsburgh Tribune. Though Jon Faddis has enjoyed a distinguished a career as a trumpeter and bandleader, he has underachieved as a recording artist. He has made relatively few albums, none of them classics. (Interestingly, for all the albums his legendary mentor Dizzy Gillespie made, he isn't regarded as a great recording artist, either.) Teranga may not completely rehabilitate Faddis's studio reputation, but it's a solid, satisfying effort that draws cohesiveness from the presence of his working quartet and high spirits from the guest presence of the inimitable Clark Terry on "The Fibble-Ow Blues" (there's also a duet with guitarist Russell Malone). The soft, folk-melodic rhapsodizing on the 12-minute title cut, which features Senegalese percussion, is a bit cloying (think Herb Alpert), but it is overshadowed by moments of taut beauty and sly wit. Faddis enjoys toying with us with his muted, sotto voce tones before unleashing those trademark upper-register exhortations. The sure-footed rhythm section of David Hazeltine, Kyoshi Kitagawa and Dion Parson finds variety in the grooves and, on Benny Carter's "The Courtship," eloquence. --Lloyd Sachs

Features & Highlights

Additional Information

Manufacturer:
Koch Records
Category:
Bebop
Release Date:
2006-06-06
UPC:
099923996927
Artist:
Jon Faddis
Publisher:
Koch Records
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.37 pounds
Item Size:
5.75 x 0.5 x 5 inches
Package Weight:
0.18 pounds
Package Size:
4.97 x 0.54 x 5.55 inches

 


Have questions about this item (0099923996927), or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product by Koch Records, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


mpn: unknown, ean: 5017261204301,
Digitally remastered reissue of the album that first appeared in 1964 where the jazz guitar master paid tribute to one of his heroes. Pass didn't so much imitate Reinhardt's style so much as he simply played his music in his (Pass's) own mellifluous ...

mpn: 559 945-2, ean: 0791439180042,
John McLaughlin made his mark in jazz by blazing a speed-freak guitar trail through the electric thickets and torrential rhythms. Then there was Shakti, the East Indian-meets-fusion band McLaughlin founded after Mahavishnu. Revisiting Shakti on this ...

mpn: 5479492, ean: 0731454794923,
1999 solo album on ECM, recorded at his home studio in 1998 featuring 'Meditation' & 'Be My Love'. This solo recording is a fitting coda for Keith Jarrett's more restrained, less prolific output in the 1990s. The fitful vamps and long, ruminative imp...

mpn: MOVLP 30, ean: 0886973921814,
Head Hunters was a pivotal point in Herbie Hancock's career, bringing him into the vanguard of jazz fusion. Hancock had pushed avant-garde boundaries on his own albums and with Miles Davis, but he had never devoted himself to the groove as he did on ...