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BeatleJazz

If one loves melodies and a blend of great harmonies with exciting rhythmic explorations, one will love Beatlejazz live or on CD. Brian Melvin and Dave Kikoski create a beautiful new standard for the music of The Beatles. Like the great modern jazz trios of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett, "Beatlejazz" represents this type of clarity and consciousness in their playing. As the jazz artists of the past always paid homage to the popular standards of their days, Beatlejazz take their hats off to one of the greatest body of music ever written. All four Beatlejazz CDs have been in top 10 of USA radio charts.

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All You Need

Label: Lightyear Entertainment
Released: 2007

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BeatleJazz: All You Need

Read "All You Need" reviewed by J Hunter


Remember when Miles Davis used Michael Jackson's “Human Nature" and Cyndi Lauper's “Time After Time" as concert staples? The uproar over his choices brings up a question: What, exactly, is a standard? Is the definition strictly limited to the contents of The Great American Songbook? Or is it simply a tune that did not originate as ...

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With a Little Help From Our Friends

Label: Lightyear Entertainment
Released: 2005
Track listing: 1. Yes It Is 2. Piggies 3. Imagine 4. Strawberry Fields Forever 5. I Will 6. Working Class Hero 7. A Hard Day's Night 8. Across the Universe 9. Lovely Rita 10. And I Love Her 11. The End 12. Chains

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BeatleJazz: With a Little Help from Our Friends

Read "With a Little Help from Our Friends" reviewed by Jim Santella


With its third album of reinterpreted songs associated with the era of the Beatles, this sterling piano trio (plus guests) explores spiritual themes and poignant melodies that have long been tucked away in our mind's library of influential music. Both the latter, mystical period and the earlier, blue collar, everyday affair with the Beatles are included ...

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BeatleJazz: With a Little Help From Our Friends

Read "With a Little Help From Our Friends" reviewed by Paul Olson


Let me be the first to admit that I am prejudiced against jazz musicians covering the Beatles. This is in no way related to the source material: like all sentient mammals on the Planet Earth, I adore pretty much every note the Fabs recorded. It's just that their material is so weighted with cultural and nostalgic ...

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Another Bite Of The Apple

Label: Zebra Records
Released: 2001
Track listing: I'll Follow the Sun; Here, There and Everywhere; Let It Be; Give Me Love; Michelle; Magical Mystery Tour; It Won't Be Long; Blackbird; Julia; Blue Jay Way; Tomorrow Never Knows.

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BeatleJazz: Another Bite Of The Apple

Read "Another Bite Of The Apple" reviewed by Jim Santella


Most nightclub trios don't take requests. Those that do, however, probably know each of these songs inside and out. Many of us grew up with 'em. They're beautiful songs that take us somewhere special every time we hear them. BeatleJazz laces each familiar tune with new spices. It's the kind of swinging improvisation that comes out ...


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