Saturday, May 12, 2012

Al Mone and Ions/Bob Christian/Georges Jouvin - Haute tension/Réflexion sur un dentier/Rhythm and Blues for trumpet

I have a love and hate relationship with Easy Listening trumpet records, 90% of them are saturated with dull instrumental covers of almost forgotten hits and moreover, Easy Listening trumpet players act as if they always had three rules in mind...

1) Always stick to the melody, never ever disgress or improvise.
2) Absolutely no inflection of any note should be allowed. Play as straight as possible. Always keep in mind that you have to show people that you are not some kind of Jazz musician.
3) Play loud, even louder than loud, it will help to compensate the fact that you have absolutely no style.

...But sometimes, one or two tracks are worth a spin. I believe that this is the case here.

I do not know much about Al Mone and Bob Christian, i do know a little bit more about Georges Jouvin but let's resumate it this way. I'm quite sure that he never heard of Tomasz Stanko.

The above record is one of the two Jouvin records worth owning, that's it.

Haute tension

Réflexion sur un dentier

Rhythm and Blues for trumpet

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