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Bacharach to the Future - Part 2

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As a young adult, Burt Bacharach used fake IDs to get into 52nd Street jazz clubs to have his mind blown by heroes of the bebop revolution like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Those early impressions could not but leave a mark in his sophisticated pop songs, seeds that would later make those very same songs blossom in the hands of jazz players, going full circle. As a composer and songwriter he had a remarkable gift for combining simplicity and ...


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Bacharach to the Future - Part 1

Read "Bacharach to the Future - Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

A celebration of the genius of Burt Bacharach, Mondo-Jazz style, focusing on off-the-beaten path takes on his idiosyncratic repertoire, since Bacharach's music is accessible yet complex and sophisticated to intrigue even the most forward looking musicians.Romantic songs, political songs, themes for soundtracks, but all--without fail--earworms that stay with you well beyond the last note.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Django Bates “A House Is Not a ...



Burt Bacharach: At This Time

Read "Burt Bacharach: At This Time" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

This article was first published on All About Jazz on October 31, 2005. What the world needs now, it seems, is Burt Bacharach, as one of the greatest songwriters in pop history reemerges with At This Time, released internationally by Sony BMG on October 24 and on November 1 in the US by Columbia Records. At This Time features Andrew Hale of Sade serving as A&R project director, with contributions from trumpeter Chris Botti and singer-songwriters Elvis Costello ...


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