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by AAJ Staff
When John Gentry Tennyson's new Cd Europa came across my desk for review, judging from the layout and the rundown of songs (all of which are in Italian)I thought that I just received the soundtrack record to The Godfather , or possibly cocktail music from the Olive Garden ? Fortunately, this CD is neither. As a matter of fact, this disc can be considered a jazz record, or at least a hybrid of sorts; for it does incorporate much of ...read more
by Jim Santella
Pianist John Gentry Tennyson’s use of impressionism blends a classical style with a cocktail lounge player’s sense of adventure. To prepare for this project, Tennyson lived in Monte Carlo for three months, absorbing the overlapping essence of French, Spanish and Italian cultures. Jazz, of course, is represented in the pianist’s swinging approach to these ethnic flavors and in his keen sense of spontaneity. A child piano prodigy who majored in jazz studies and performance at North Texas State, Tennyson paints ...read more