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Blue Gardenia

Label: Sojourner
Released: 2005
Track listing: Get Out Of Town; Summer Samba; La-Dee-Da; Animation; Blue Gardenia; I'm Walkin'; Laura; East Of The Sun

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Michael Lampert: Blue Gardenia

Read "Blue Gardenia" reviewed by Stephen Latessa

When you think of lead instruments in jazz, the electric mandolin probably doesn't spring to mind. However, if all its practitioners could match the dexterity and achieve the same feel as Michael Lampert, perhaps that would change. In Lampert's hands, the instrument sounds nothing like what fans of bluegrass would expect. Instead, it sounds closer to ...

Jacaranda

Label: Sojourner
Released: 2001
Track listing: Ken?s Blue Hat; Jacaranda; Rumplestiltskin; Ballad in D-Flat; NWLA; Blues For Iain; Bahiamar; Pres-Ly; Like Jelly.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Michael Lampert: Jacaranda

Read "Jacaranda" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

And now for something totally unexpected. Something along the lines of David Grisman or Mike Marshall's bluegrass-jazz might be anticipated from a jazz mandolinist, yes? But Michael Lampert is a master of the four-string electric mandolin, a rare beast indeed. Without the added sonority of the usual double-courses of strings, Lampert's instrument sounds much closer to ...

Sojourner

Label: Greene Jeens
Released: 1998

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Barry Greene: Sojourner

Read "Sojourner" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Guitarist Barry Greene, who teaches at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, unveils some formidable chops on Sojourner, on which he is ably accompanied by Bales, Hanley and Stombaugh in a program that concisely blends four of his engaging compositions (“Institutionalized,” “Sincerity,” “Sojourner,” “It Happened to Me”) with Jobim’s soft–spoken samba, “Triste,” Charlie Parker’s sunny ...


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