Allegro 2011 Winter Sampler

January 11, 2011 | Format: MP3

FREE
Song Title Artist
Time
Popularity  
30
1
5:18
30
2
2:40
30
3
3:03
30
4
6:04
30
5
8:02
30
6
4:49
30
7
5:22
30
8
3:48
30
9
5:46
30
10
3:09


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 11, 2011
  • Label: Allegro
  • Copyright: 2011 Allegro
  • Total Length: 48:01
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B004IE274Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37 Free in Albums (See Top 100 Free in Albums)

Customer Reviews

The music is very soothing -- perfect for rest time.
Stephanie L.
Really nice music to listen to also makes great background/ambient music as well.
Johnny O
"Scrabble," is very enjoyable, and is my favorite song on the album.
Peggy A

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

49 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Jeddy 3 TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 20, 2011
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This is a real winner. Anyone who has even the slightest fondness for jazz should pick it up. It's got a wide variety of styles, and the selections are really good, not throwaways.

To me, the standouts in this excellent mix were:

"Scrabble" by Lorraine Feather, a hilarious and Cole Porter-esque ditty about a nerdy boyfriend who's infuriatingly unbeatable at Scrabble. "He knows a full array of U-less Q words -- every time we play I pick up new words!"

"Guaji-Rita," a slinky little Latin piano number by Hector Martignon.

"Elysian Fields," a lovely, elegiac waves-of-synths song from venerable new-ager Deuter.

I wasn't enamored with "Putt Jattan Da," a techno-ethno Bollywoodish dance number, but it's not my kinda thing, so maybe I'm not the best judge of its quality. Data point: the moment it came on, my 5-year-old son ran into the room, delighted, and asked what this wonderful music was. He then commenced to get down in his unique style, best described as an energetic hybrid of Mick Jagger and Charo. So maybe I'm misjudging the song.

"The Rebel Piper" by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards is probably the weakest number, but I've always liked the bizarre, so I say: Disco bagpipes? Hey, go for it!

All in all, another repeat-listen-worthy free sampler from Amazon. Keep 'em coming, guys!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Edward Alexander Gerster VINE VOICE on March 19, 2011
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Some fantastic jazz singles here, with a couple bizarre tracks at the end. James Moody's piece on this album is a real gem -- his saxophone playing will be sorely missed -- and this track is a fitting memorial. Freddy Hubbard's "The Intrepid Fox" is phenomenal and shows off both his technical proficiency and emotional expressiveness. The remaining tracks are all good solid performances, ranging from bebop to latin jazz, with the last two baffling me as to why they were included. One is an Indian tune that is quite catchy but feels more pop than jazz, and the then one bizarre folk/disco Scottish bagpipe piece that I have no words to describe! And I even learned to play bagpipes when I was young, so there is no prejudice as to the use of instruments.

Thank you Allegro for sharing this nice Jazz compilation!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mike Brooks on June 26, 2013
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I'm a fan of these as they let me find new artists that are quirky, talented and less "produced." It is nice to see talent before the recording industry really puts its polished image on it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Johnny O on May 28, 2012
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Really nice music to listen to also makes great background/ambient music as well. The sound quality is also really good on these there variable bit rate V0 encoded mp3 files like most mp3's from amazon but listen to these decent quality stereo or headphones and your in for a treat. Most modern music is mastered poorly with heavy clipping and compression to the sound(look up loudness war) so its nice to hear high quality music like this with some actual dynamic range for once! The actual collection is a mix of some instrumental jazz and some accompanied by vocals and I enjoyed most of the songs in this collection really only the last 3 stand out as out of place but the other songs are good to great and would make an excellent addition to any one looking to expand there jazz collection and considering its free means you have nothing to lose by trying highly recommend you download this along with the other 3 allegro 2011 sampler packs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tim on July 28, 2013
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I listen to this when I fly. It makes me Happy. some times there are screaming children that make me up tight. then this calms me. I like to be calm.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 30, 2013
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this is an eclectic collection of wintry music. It was uneven at times, but the collection was overall pretty good. The best: it was free!
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By J. Parks Hammond on July 15, 2014
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Good
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By Richard Lambert on June 22, 2014
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The music is okay, it's just not my type of music. It is a good mix of music and other's will probably like it.
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