Monday, February 7, 2011

CD of the Week - "Mika Yoshida & Steve Gadd: Mikarimba!"

CD of the Week
Mika & Steve Gadd: "Mikarimba!" (VAM) 2010

Produced by Steve Gadd for VAM (Video Arts Music)
Recorded in Stockholm (Sweden) & New York City (NY, USA)
Arranged by Steve Gadd & Anders Wihk
Featuring: Mika Yoshida (marimba), Anders Wihk (pianos), Eddie Gomez (bass) & Steve Gadd (drums)
Highlights: Chick Corea's "Sicily" (originally heard on Chick's Grammy-winning "Friends" album), Eddie Gomez's lush "Morning Love," a surprising take on Zequinha de Abreu's "Tico Tico no Fubá" (a favorite of Urszula Dudziak too!), an adaptation of Beethoven's "Pathetique Sonata," a short version of Ennio Morricone's "Deborah's Theme" (from his score to "Once Upon a Time in America"), Benny Anderson's "Glasgow Boogie," and Gadd's own "The Strenght" and "Gaddabout."

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