Saturday, October 10, 2009

CD of the Day - "Verve Today 2009"

CD of the Day
"Verve Today 2009"

Compiled by Sven Fobbe, with liner notes by Jörg Eipasch.
Highlights: Diana Krall ("Walk On By", magnificently arranged by Claus Ogerman), John Scofield ("Never Turn Back"), Sonny Rollins ("Tenor Madness"), Kristin Asbjornsen ("Afloat"), Bugge Wesseltoft ("Hands"), Nils Petter Molvaer ("Friction") and, the highlight of the highlights, Ketil Bjornstad on "Lucian," a haunting solo piano piece from his Emarcy album "The Rainbow".
This CD also includes tracks by Melody Gardot, Teddy Thompson, Sophie Hunger, Jazzanova, Labelle, Maria João & Mario Laginha, and Italian pianist Stefano Bollani (backed by Marçalzinho, Zé Nogueira, Marco Pereira, Jorge Helder & Jurim Moreira) on Pixinguinha/Benedito Lacerda's "Segura Ele."

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