纽约三重奏：艾文柏林歌曲集 New York Trio: Always (CD) 【Venus】
本张专辑收录的几乎就是艾文柏林最让爵士乐迷们熟悉的作品，包括了「Always」、「Cheek To Cheek」、「They Say It's Wonderful」、「How Deep Is The Ocean」、「Change Partners」、「Isn't ThisA Lovely Day」等等。其中标题曲「Always」选择别有深意，艾文柏林与第二任妻子艾琳结婚时，岳父因为宗教问题而宣佈与女儿断绝关係，当时保守的社会对此婚姻也不看好，但是艾文柏林将此曲的版税指名给艾琳，让她这辈子在经济上永无后顾之忧。
商品条码 : 4988008968439
商品编号 : TVKV35418
艺人/团体 : 纽约三重奏 New York Trio - 查看所有专辑
专辑名称 : 艾文柏林歌曲集
音乐类型 : 爵士 [CD 专辑]
发行公司/日期 : 极光 2008/8/13
制作公司 : VENUS
内含片数 : 1
01. Always 永远
02. Cheek To Cheek 脸贴脸
03. They Say It's Wonderful 他们说这很美好
04. I Got The Sun In The Morning 我有早晨的阳光
05. How Deep Is The Ocean 海有多深
06. Change Partners 交换舞伴
07. What I'll Do 我要做的
08. Isn't This A Lovely Day? 今天不是很美好吗？
09. The Song Is Ended 歌曲结束了
10. Russian Lullaby 俄罗斯摇篮曲
Style Mainstream Jazz Post-Bop
Recording DateMay 30, 2007 & May 31, 2007
AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden [-]
The New York Trio, led by pianist Bill Charlap with bassist Jay Leonhart and drummer Bill Stewart, exists exclusively as a band to record for the Japanese jazz market, as Charlap has a regular trio with Peter Washington and Kenny Washington, while both Leonhart and Stewart are busy session musicians who occasionally also lead their own record dates. These 2007 sessions focus exclusively on the extensive songbook of the prolific Irving Berlin. Most of the ten tunes heard on this CD have long since become standards and are frequently recorded by jazz artists. One that isn't typically heard as an instrumental is "I Got the Sun in the Morning" (from the musical Annie Get Your Gun), heard in a loping yet infectious interpretation. "How Deep Is the Ocean" is one of Berlin's most recorded songs, yet this version sizzles with energy, unlike the typical ballad treatments. Other highlights include the breezy, joyful setting of "Cheek to Cheek," with Stewart's whispering brushes propelling Charlap's buoyant piano, along with the bittersweet "What'll I Do," featuring Leonhart's intimate solo. Even though this isn't a working band, things seem to gel quickly for The New York Trio when the group assembles to record.
Audio CD (January 8, 2008)
Original Release Date: January 1, 2009
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Tokuma Japan Comm.
New York Trio – Always
Label: Venus Records (5) – tkjv-19193
Format: Vinyl, LP
Style: Contemporary Jazz
Does any jazz musician alive today (be it player or singer) share more devotedly and mine with deeper conviction that widely-vaunted but too-often- dismissed-with-lip-service Great American Songbook than pianist Bill Charlap? This child of songwriter Moose and chanteuse Sandy Stewart was lovingly reared on the Tin Pan Alley and Broadway classics he so meticulously reimagines (usually romantically, occasionally puckishly, always honestly) on album after album. Thus Charlap's been recording beauty upon beauty with singular focus and unfailing swingability—abetted by terrific teammates—for a baker's dozen years; his '90s Criss Cross trio dates were goodie-laden grab-bags; Blue Note continued that tradition with Written In The Stars (gems by Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, et al.), before producer Joel Moss wisely let him dedicate entire albums to individual composer/craftsmen of the golden age of popular song such as Hoagy Carmichael (Stardust), Los Hermanos Gershwin (The American Soul) and Lenny Bernstein (Somewhere).
Emphatically not a guy to be deterred from artistic completion by the wrys and fawns of the big bad music business, the modest, super-musical Charlap keeps the flame bright here with two new volumes from Venus in Japan, unerringly well-crafted albums devoted to theme and variation on the collected songs of Richard Rodgers (Thou Swell) and Irving Berlin (Always). With him now are bassist Jay Leonhart, himself an able singer and vocal interpreter, and drummer Bill Stewart, a happy collaborator reunited from the Criss Cross dates.
As ever, Charlap handpicks several less-than-obvious diamonds-in-the-rough. Sensitive singers will hear some of these and intone, "Gimme that leadsheet!" Charlap's tender treatment of the Rodgers love song I'd not heard since the inimitable Mabel Mercer stunningly retold it in 1977 at Boston's Merry-Go-Round Room, "That's For Me," brought me willies of wonderment, tears of recognition. Then he turns smartly around and briskly charms the pants off "Have You Met Miss Jones?" (Leonhart plucking firmly and Stewart whisking flies) as he balances the genteel mezzo-piano delicacy of Hank Jones with the brusque pungency of Andre Previn's trio with Red Mitchell and Shelly Manne with a bell-clear resonance at any tempo that's all his own. They revert to spacious legato on "There's A Small Hotel" (Stewart's brushes churn cream into butter.) And they end with a breathtaker on the endearing waltz "Wait Til You See Her". It gets better yet, if possible, on Always. Charlap's Irving Berlin set floats like a butterfly, or rather Fred Astaire's ineffable step, pinpoint turns in place. There haven't been so many of these unusually structured Berlins on a single since Fred crooned them with Oscar Peterson and Charlie Shavers in 1952: "Cheek to Cheek," "Change Partners," "Isn't It A Lovely Day?" That dancing, airy feeling pervades every track; it's like a suite to rooftop Manhattan lounges, where this trio could be the house band for eternity. Aah, pacing! Aah, cityscape!
02. Cheek to Cheek
03. They Say It's Wonderful
04. I Got the Sun in the Morning
05. How Deep Is the Ocean
06. Change Partners
07. What'll I Do
08. Isn't This a Lovely Day?
09. The Song Is Ended
10. Russian Lullaby