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- Released: July 26, 2004
- Label: Concord Records
JazzTimes - 5/96, p.108
"...Manfredo Fest is joined, on six cuts, by special guest harmonica wizard Hendrik Meurkens. He's a welcome presence for the verve he brings to Fest's tasteful and sensitive interpretations of jazz and Brazilian standards..."
- 1.Fettucini Manfredo
- 2.Voce E Eu
- 3.You Must Believe in Spring
- 4.Where's Montgomery?
- 7.Lush Life
- 9.How Insensitive
- 10.Brazilian Divertimento #2
- 11.Comecar de Novo :: To Begin Again (The Island)
- 12.Vera Cruz
Personnel: Manfredo Fest (piano); Hendrik Meurkens (harmonica); Phil Fest (acoustic & electric guitars); Paul Socolow (bass); Portinho (drums).
Personnel: Manfredo Fest (piano); Phil Fest (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Hendrik Meurkens (harmonica); Paul Socolow (electric bass); Portinho (drums).
Audio Remixer: Phil Edwards .
Liner Note Author: Bob Seymour.
Recording information: Sound On Sound Recording, Inc., New York, NY (01/12/1995/01/13/1995).
Photographers: David Ewart; Bill Bachmann.
This is a nice easy listening set from the late Brazilian jazz pianist Manfredo Fest. On six of the songs, Hendrik Meurkens' harmonica blends in well with Fest's piano, while guitarist Phil Fest is heard on either electric or acoustic guitar on nine songs. Otherwise, the core group consists of Fest, electric bassist Paul Socolow, and drummer Portinho. Much of the music is relaxed and rather easy listening, although Fest plays quite well. Highlights include "Voce E Eu," "You Must Believe in Spring," "Morning," "How Insensitive," and "Vera Cruz." Although it is not Manfredo Fest's definitive recording, the music is nice, relaxing, and swings easily. ~ Scott Yanow