Fantasy

August 21, 2007 | Format: MP3

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9:24
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6:05
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4:48

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 21, 2007
  • Label: Palmetto
  • Copyright: (c) 2007 Palmetto
  • Total Length: 50:33
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  • ASIN: B00AL1KW8S
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #653,295 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 23, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Heard this trio the other night and had to buy the CD. The fusion of jazz and classical works here-- and there's an extra bit of toe-tapping goodness that makes me want to play it over and over. Especially love the 3 "Fantasy" movements. I actually think it's a masterpiece of writing. The piano, horn and cello sometimes sound like a full orchestra-- they are so filled with tone, harmony and counterpoint. Just love this recording.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By James A. Vedda VINE VOICE on March 8, 2008
Format: Audio CD
The list of recording artists who have successfully rendered both jazz and classical idioms is short, but remarkable. Some that come to mind are Eddie Daniels (clarinet), Bill Watrous (trombone), Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), and Holly Hofmann (flute). Add to that list two more names: Bill Mays (piano) and Marvin Stamm (trumpet & flugelhorn). Joined on five of the nine tracks by the talented Alisa Horn on cello, they have given us an album that is hard to categorize. I puzzled over which iPod playlists to sort the tunes into - jazz? classical? easy listening?
The material is an ear-catching mix of jazz standards ("Baubles, Bangles, & Beads," Charlie Parker's "Ah-Leu-Cha"); adaptations of themes from Bach, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, and Gershwin; and Mays' composition "Fantasy for Cello, Trumpet, and Piano" in three movements. All are executed with classical precision and contemporary feeling. I reacted with joy when I heard how cleverly Mays and Stamm merged Bach's Two-Part Invention with Parker's "Ah-Leu-Cha." Suffice it to say that if you have any interest at all in the intermingling of jazz and classical, you've got to hear this.
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Bill Mays is one musician I trust. Although I am no classical music fan, I trust Mays and I love Marvin Stamm. This CD shows why.

Duets and trios, and even the classical stuff is outstanding. Marvin Stamm has never sounded better and IMHO, he should put away his other axes because he is a remarkable flugelhorn player.

Favorite cut? the opener and Sometime ago, which has one of the most beautiful melodies I have ever heard.

Throw out the labels except for good and bad. This is good.
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