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Lay Down My Heart: Blues & Ballads Vol.1

Label: Motéma Music
Released: 2013
Track listing: Ain't No Sunshine; Broken Toy; Bittersweet; I Can't Make You Love Me; The Meaning of the Blues; Simone; This New October; Makin' Whoopee; Dedicated To You.

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Joe Locke: Lay Down My Heart: Blues & Ballads Vol.1

Read "Lay Down My Heart: Blues & Ballads Vol.1" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

The successful combination of two chordal instruments--like vibes and piano--requires giant ears and mutual respect in order to avoid melodic pile-ups and harmonic collisions. On this CD, vibraphonist and composer Joe Locke and pianist Ryan Cohan provide a textbook example of how this is done. They are happily aided and abetted by bassist and co-producer David ...

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Joe Locke: Lay Down My Heart: Blues & Ballads Vol.1

Read "Lay Down My Heart: Blues & Ballads Vol.1" reviewed by Edward Blanco

The ever versatile vibraphonist extraordinaire Joe Locke returns to his early days of music-making, where he once felt that jazz was, is and “should always be, people music." On his third recording for the Motema label, Locke presents Lay Down My Heart: Blues & Ballads Vol. 1 designed as a vehicle for people everywhere who need ...


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