Two By Four
CAT # CCD2-2176-25
DISC ONE 1. Watch What Happens 5:25 2. Summertime 5:14 3. Mona Lisa 4:55 4. Williwaw 5:27 5. Land Of Make Believe 6:55 6. Nuages 5:48 7. Misty 7:43 DISC TWO 1. I Love You 9:21 2. Hammertones 7:37 3. Just In Time 6:53 4. Return Of Captain Gallo 9:23 5. Duke's Mélange: I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart / Caravan / Take The 'A' Train / Rockin' In Rhythm 15:04
Brazilian guitarist Laurindo Almeida, legendary bassist Ray Brown, alto sax and flute master Bud Shank and inventive drummer/percussionist Jeff Hamilton forged a unique style of border-crossing jazz in their many creative, recorded collaborations as the LA 4. In this 2-CD collection, Watch What Happens—one of the group’s most acclaimed studio recordings and the first in which Shelly Manne was replaced by fiery young drummer Jeff Hamilton—is paired with their celebrated Live at Montreux session. Both late-‘70s recordings are classic examples of their refined distillation of the essences of jazz, Brazilian and classical music into an utterly original acoustic ensemble sound.
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