Richie Cole

Plays Ballads and Love Songs (RCP 002)

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2016

Plays Ballads and Love Songs

Richie Cole

Richie Cole Presents

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DRJ 150423

RCP 002

JAZZ

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Plays Ballads and Love Songs

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CD 12,39 €

DIGIPACK EDITION

FIRST BALLADS ALBUM FOR THE GREAT SAXOPHONIST!

Back in the mid-'70s, when bebop was being greatly overshadowed by fusion, a reduced number of musicians showed that not only was bop not old-fashioned, but it could be quite fun. Veteran bebop alto saxophonist Richie Cole, was one of them. Now after 45 years in the jazz world and with over 50 albums as leader, has issued his first album dedicated to ballads and romances.

It was largely unplanned. It came about because the horn section left for a gig when Cole had studio time remaining, and the band decided to goof around with some old melodies while the recorder was on. With just a single take each, they found they had eight worthwhile tracks, all ballads.

Having an entire album consistently in a down tempo vein is precisely what sets Plays Ballads & Love Songs apart, a delightfully different outing from Cole and an album that should become a favorite despite running against the grain of his career.

PERSONNEL:

RICHIE COLE, alto sax
ERIC SUSOEFF, guitar
MARK PERNA, bass
VINCE TAGLIERI, drums

Aspinwall, PA, September 2015

TRACKS:

01. Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
02. Second Time Around
03. Sara
04. Internationale
05. Chances Are
06. Alfie
07. Emily
08. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
09. It's Magic
10. That Sunday, That Summer
11. Sunday Kind of Love.