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Originals by Shep Meyers

This recording features six original tunes by Shep Meyers and one addition by the late Pianist Richard Twardzik, who incidentally, was greatly admired by Charlie Parker,

Twardzik's composition "Yellow Tango" has a superb melody, a dynamic Tenor solo by Jay Migliori (who has also sadly passed on). The Bass of Rob Thorsen is strong in accompaniment and equally as robust in his solo. A sensitive Piano offering by Meyers is the coup de maitre of a very fine intellectual creation.

"Love Match" has a thought provoking message with a sense of sadness that is prevalent in the theme. One feels that there is a underlying artistic discourse which the author (Meyers) lays out beautifully in his keyboard reflections and musical monologue. Thorsen's warm Bass weaves a soulful story and Migliori, as always, lends his magic to this exquisite song.

This is a lovely album to add to any collection and can be purchased by contacting the artist's website signatured on this review.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Shep Meyers
  • CD Title: Originals
  • Genre: Contemporary Jazz / Modern
  • Year Released: 2002
  • Record Label: Shep Meyers Music
  • Tracks: Angeline, Tune For Benjy, The Desert, Yellow Tango, Love Match, Lady Fay, Sea Dance
  • Musicians: Shep Meyers (p), Jay Migliori (ts), Rob Thorsen (b), Bob Weller (d), Tommy Aros ( percussion)
  • Rating: Five Stars
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