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Some Enchanted Evening by Miles Black Trio

As live recordings go, this spin is the pedagogy of charming oneself within the diverse vein of ivory strokes.

The Miles Black Trio, from the cavern known as The Cellar, showcases a lovely evening of spontaneous jazz with a rhythmic sparkle. At times, the sound quality of the disc is timid and barely identifiable, however, Some Enchanted Evening and its flexible attitude, outweigh any minor issues in its course. This spin is a jazz fixture for any twilight moment, when the mood dictates the outcome.

The title cut, "Some Enchanted Evening," consents one to blanket down with the ivory melody and tranquil demeanor of the arrangement. Many instrumentals of this same title have crossed my inbox, all with the same attitude of adequate fill, however, this Miles Black effort romances with plenty of purr for those Rogers & Hammerstein cats hungry for innovation.

The disk also exhibits other strong stand-ins as drummer Dave Robbins appeals to the masses throughout the disk, but more so with the solo contained in "It’s Alright with Me," a Cole Porter feel that makes classic textbook sense. The beat Robbins inflicts on the audience is animated and forceful without being too overbearing. Robbins keeps beat with the arrangement Black sets into motion. A crisp and entertaining spin!

Look for more from this trio, for the search and patience will be worth the effort....

A straight forward dynamic listen with this spin!

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Miles Black Trio
  • CD Title: Some Enchanted Evening
  • Genre: Straight-Ahead / Classic
  • Year Released: 2007
  • Record Label: Cellar Live
  • Rating: Three Stars
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