Results for "Love Call"
By Joan Stiles
Label: Zoho Music
Track listing: 1. Spherical 2. When I Fall in Love 3. Daahoud 4. Creole Love Call 5. Surrey With the Fringe on Top 6. Tea for Two 7. Blood Count 8. Take the "A" Train 9. I've Never Been in Love Before 10. My Man's Gone Now 11. Almost Like Being in Love
by Jochem van Dijk
A genre not too often reiterated: songbook rephrasings with a tightly arranged ensemble in various appearances. Although pianist and arranger Joan Stiles is by all means a fine and thoughtful player, it is in the underrated art of writing and conducting horn charts for small ensembles, that Love Call really shines. She makes ...
by Dan McClenaghan
On Joan Stiles debut, Love Call, the pianist sometimes had me thinking of Erroll Garner, with a bright elan in her right hand flourishes; and sometimes she had me thinking of Thelonious Monk, with quirky chords and odd angles; but mostly she reminds me--as an arranger, not a player--of Ellington, penning her charts, masterfully, with the ...
by Elliott Simon
Joan Stiles' solo piano artfully interprets a clever arrangement of Take the A Train" and perfectly portrays the full range of emotions inherent in Billy Strayhorn's final composition Blood Count." This is after leading an octet in which tenor giant Frank Wess and baritone man Joe Temperley cut loose on Clifford Brown's Daahoud." In addition, the ...