This enjoyable cd was a complete surprise with its smooth joy and happy motifs, at times a hint of 1950s jazz filtering through its sweet Brazilian tempos. Eddie Duran plays guitar, and Mad Duran plays saxophones and flute with the following musicians on different tracks: Al Plank on piano, Scott Steed on bass, Vince Lateano on drums, Mark Levine on piano, Mark Van Wageningen on bass, Paul Ramirez on percussion. Each one of the selections is a gem. Well-polished, alive, and vibrant! The 12 selections include: "Daahoud," "Symphony Sid Samba," an excellent medley featuring "My Favorite Things" and "Take Five," George Shearing's "Conception," Miles Davis' "Deception," "From Here to the Moon" which is an original composition by Eddie Duran, "Don't Be That Way," "Besame Mucho," "Budo," the remarkable "Quesadillas," "Very Early," "CTA." Some mighty fine musicians at performance on this CD, sharing their music freely and without limitations! Mad and Eddie Duran at their finest!
Artist / Group Name:Mad & Eddie Duran
CD Title:From here to the moon
Genre:Free Jazz / Avante Garde
Record Label:Milestone Records
Musicians:Eddie Duran (guitar), Mad Duran (saxophones and flute), Al Plank (piano), Scott Steed (bass), Vince Lateano (drums), Mark Levine (piano), Mark Van Wageningen (bass), Paul Ramirez (percussion).