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Milt Buckner – More Chords (1969/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Milt Buckner – More Chords (1969/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 39:10 minutes | 403 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HighResAudio | Front Cover | © MPS Classical

More Chords is the third MPS Milt Buckner production, with bassist Jimmy Woode and drummer Kenny Clare back on board. I De Clare was written for Clare. It’s a hot tune with great drum-piano interaction and a terrific drum solo. I Want a Little Girl to Call My Own features Buckner’s blues-drenched soulful piano ringing out striking glissandos and upper register trills. The trio turns the popular 1920’s waltz Three o’clock in the Morning into a hard-driving 4/4 with vibrant piano and bass solos. Pennies from Heaven features a two-handed parallel-lines piano and drums in a lively exchange. Jimmy Guiffre’s Four Brothers was written for Woody Herman’s 2nd “Herd” big band and its famous sax section. Buckner does the piece justice –with his voicings there’s no need for the horns. Buckner takes Back Home in Indiana at a medium-up tempo, showing off his bebop chops by playing Charlie Parker’s Donna Lee (based on the same chord changes) as the end theme. If I Could Be With You is a beautiful theme-driven ballad. Taking a Chance on Love ends the set – no risk here – this music’s easy to fall in love with. Want more Buckner? Check out MPS’s Alive & Jumping

01 – I De Clare
02 – I Want a Little Girl to Call My Own
03 – Three o’clock in the Morning
04 – Pennies from Heaven
05 – Four Brothers
06 – Back Home in Indiana
07 – If I Could Be With You
08 – Taking a Chance On Love

Produced by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer.
Recorded in April 1969 at MPS-Tonstudio, Villingen, Germany.
Digitally Remastered.

Milt Buckner – piano, organ
Jimmy Woode – bass
Kenny Clare – drums


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