Gene Bertoncini: Quiet Now (2005)
Of the four medleys, his pairing of "Giant Steps" and "On a Misty Night may seem unusual until Bertoncini gets right to the gist. He slows down the pulse of the first and then invigorates the second with a bright harmonic touch, the contrast working well enough. Over on the classical side, he lets the melody of Schumann's "Traumerei fall softly, adding texture and harmonic depth through the use of the bass strings. He brings about the innate sentimentality of "My One and Only Love in slow exposition, never missing out on the underlying vibrancy, a quality that rises from the chunky chords he intersperses into the melody.
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Track Listing: Lush Life/Ifsahan; My One and Only Love; Giant Steps/On a Misty Night; Traumerei; So in Love/The More I See You; Olha Maria; Quiet Now; Nessun Dorma; Waltz for Debbie/Very Early; Theme From Bang the Drum Slowly.
Personnel: Gene Bertoncini: guitar.
Record Label: Ambient Records