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Warren Vache and the Scottish Ensemble: Don't Look Back

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A veteran trumpeter with an extensive resume that includes stage, radio and television performances, Warren Vaché filled a void in his three-decade career with the recoding of Don't Look Back. Having once stated that "Everybody really serious about jazz music dreams of making a recording with a string ensemble, Vaché accomplishes this long-held desire by joining forces with the Scottish Ensemble, a twelve-piece virtuoso string group that once specialized in only baroque music. Playing against the backdrop of the strings, his trumpet and cornet convey a warm and pleasant mood associated with a classical-jazz atmosphere.

On six of the ten tunes on this album, Vaché leads the Scottish Ensemble, and his trumpet is the only other instrument accompanying the group. Preferring to limit the music in this manner, he employs a rhythm section on four other tracks: bassist Ronnie Rae, pianist John Rae and drummer Brian Kellock. Another important contributor to this project was guitarist James Chirillo, who provides various arrangements and wrote "Valse Prismatique. The selections include lush standards like the Harold Arlen's "It was Written in the Stars, Hoagy Carmichael's "April in My Heart, Sammy Cahn's " I Fall in Love Too Easily and an absolutely beautiful rendition of the David Raskin classic "My Love and I.

Typical of classical-jazz music, Don't Look Back quenches the thirst for that soft and gentle side of jazz that we all need a sip from sooner or later. Vaché interprets the selections on this relaxing, soul-searching and soothing jazz session with graceful accompaniment from his instrumental collaborators.

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Track Listing: It Was Written in The Stars; My Mistress' Eye; Spring; My Love and I; Molly on The Shore; April in My Heart; Valse Prismatique; I Fall in Love Too Easily; Love is For The Very Young; On The Street Where You Live.

Personnel: Warren Vache: leader, trumpet, cornet; James Chirillo: guitar; Brian Kellock: drums (3,4,8,10); John Rae: piano (3,4,8,10); Ronnie Rae: bass (3,4,8,10). Scottish Ensemble (1,2,5-7,9): Jonathan Morton: director, violin; Cheryle Crockett, Liza Webb, Lowri Porter, Tamas Andras, Laura Ghiro, Amira Bedrush-McDonald: violins; Fionna Winning, Becky Jones: violas; Alison Lawrence,Naomi Boole-Masterson: cellos;Diane Clark: double bass; Helen Macleod: harp; Katherine Mackintosh: oboe.

Title: Don't Look Back | Year Released: 2006 | Record Label: Arbors Records


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