Soular Energy Reviews

Soular Energy

Soular Energy

No Description Available
No Track Information Available
Media Type: CD
Artist: BROWN,RAY
Title: SOULAR ENERGY
Street Release Date: 01/01/1987

List Price: $ 11.98

Price: $ 6.51

Find More Solar Energy Products

3 Responses to “Soular Energy Reviews”

  1. J. Lovins "Mr. Jim" Reply October 5, 2012 at 7:45 pm
    38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    “Brown & Harris creativity has peaking moments”, January 3, 2001
    By 
    J. Lovins “Mr. Jim” (Missouri-USA) –
    (VINE VOICE)
      
    (TOP 500 REVIEWER)
      
    (HALL OF FAME REVIEWER)
      
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: Soular Energy (Audio CD)

    The secret ingredient for this Concord Jazz release – “Soular Energy” is how Ray Brown interacts with pianist Gene Harris, who is the master of mixing funky with honey-smooth ballads, not to mention two-handed blues and jive-swing…who can say what creativity each tune can achieve with each player’s input.

    Carl E. Jefferson recruited Brown for an all-blues Ernestine Anderson recording session during the 1984 Concord Jazz Festival, it was there Ray insisted that he use Harris too, we’ve played every song known to mankind in every different way. Ray and Gene have this spontaneity, no rehearsal as they pick songs and work them out while in the studio…kept playing them till they felt good…and that was that.

    Of course highlights – “TAKE THE “A” TRAIN” a Billy Strayhorn tune of melodic quality…”THAT’S ALL” with Gene’s clear as a bell tones on the ivorys, pure style with a lot of heart…”EASY DOES IT” is not one of Count Basie’s best-known compositions, but it will be after you hear this arrangement and performance by the whole gang…and lastly “SWEET GEORGIA BROWN” with Ray Brown on bass and Harris echoing his chords, this one will make you feel good, never sounding as fresh or better…so sit back and enjoy this jam session with Ray Brown and Gene Harris on their musical trip to the land of Blues and Jazz!

    Total Time: 45:52 on 8 Tracks…Concord Jazz CCD-4268…(1985)

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

  2. Robert J. Ament "papacoolbreeze" Reply October 5, 2012 at 8:04 pm
    17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    One Of Ray Brown’s Best Trios!, January 8, 2003
    By 
    Robert J. Ament “papacoolbreeze” (Ballwin, MO United States) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: Soular Energy (Audio CD)

    Besides the Master bassist, this album heralded the return of the soul and blues tinged stylings of Gene Harris, previously acclaimed leader of the “Three Sounds” of the 60’s. The combination of these two huge talents produces some very fine sounds best described as soulful bop.

    All of the selections are very good but my favorites are:

    “Exactly Like You”, a good medium tempo offering, “Cry Me A River”, forever associated with the late Julie London and a suitable vehicle for displaying Gene Harris’ talents with a ballad, “Take The ‘A’ Train”, done at a very slow tempo displaying the real beauty of the melody (note Ray’s pretty bass work throughout), “Mistreated But Undefeated Blues”, one that really rocks with the addition of Red Holloway, a strong bop soloist, and guitarist Emily Remler, “That’s All”, featuring tempo changes and a nice finish by Ray Brown, and “Sweet Georgia Brown” which has some beautiful exchanges taken at a slow tempo.

    If you like the playing of either Ray Brown or Gene Harris, or just like good bop, you will enjoy this cd!

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

  3. 12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Groove to Burn, September 5, 2000
    By 
    Adam Grupp (Seattle, WA) –

    This review is from: Soular Energy (Audio CD)

    This CD is a must have for jazzoids hooked on Gene Harris, Ray Brown, blues or just good music! Gene and Ray have a synergy on this album that is a trademark of their many collaborations. With Gene’s energized, hard-swinging licks and Ray’s intensely driving bass lines, their music is sure to make an enthusiastic fan of most casual listeners. In the unforgettable words of comic Bill Cosby, “Buy one, it’ll make you smile.”

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

The owner of this website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com.