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Artist(s) Los Angeles Jazz Quartet, Ensemble
Period(s) 20th CenturyContemporaryRomantic
Genre Contemporary Jazz
Category Contemporary Jazz
Catalogue 86045-2
Label Naxos Jazz
Quality   320kbps


Review By The San Diego Union-Tribune,October 2001

"One of the finest working bands on the scene."

Review By The San Diego Union-Tribune,October 2001

"One of the finest working bands on the scene."

Review By Greg Burk,L.A. Weekly,April 2000

"Here's what makes you forget everything else and listen to these guys: They sound like one person speaking directly to you. Not for nothing is their Naxos Jazz CD from last year called Conversation Piece. In their version of "Round Midnight," even the intense presence of Thelonious Monk slides into the background behind a network of seemingly simple individual choices. Chuck Manning's tenor sax, just this side of grave, puts a melody in every bar. Larry Koonse's gentle guitar appreggios, interspersed with rhythm-conscious pauses, frame the composition with 3-D clarity. Darek Oleszkiewicz's sparse bass notes are like hand gestures drawing attention to a phrase or offering a shade of ambiguity. And Kevin Tullius' light brushes and cymbals are the unifying factor, the spirit of the



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