Thursday, April 22, 2010

CD of the Day - "Marcus Miller: A Night in Monte-Carlo"

CD of the Day
Marcus Miller: "A Night in Monte-Carlo" (Soulfood/Dreyfus) 2010Produced & Arranged by Marcus Miller, recorded live in Monaco at the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival, it was released in Europe last March 26, and will be out in Japan (by JVC) next May 19.
Featuring: Marcus Miller (doubling on electric bass & bass clarinet), Roy Hargrove(trumpet), Raul Midon (vocals & guitar), Alex Han (alto sax), DJ Logic (turntables), Federico Gonzalez Pena (piano, keyboards, percussion), Poogie Bell (drums), special guest Herbie Hancock (piano on “Strange Fruit”) and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tracklist also includes remakes of Miles Davis' "So What," Gershwin's "I Loves You Porgy," Miller's own hit for Miles Davis "Amandla," the gorgeous jazz ballad "I'm Glad There Is You," the spiritual "Amazing Grace" and an amazing medley with the famous aria "O Mio Babbino Caro" (from Giacomo Puccini's 1918 opera "Gianni Schichi") and Jorge Ben's "Mas Que Nada" (previously recorded by Miller on Al Jarreau's 1994 "Tenderness" project).


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