FREE Jazz Download for the Winter time

If you are a big fan of jazz, then make sure to check out this FREE download at Amazon. Their MP3 store is currently offering a FREE download of the Allegro 2011 Winter Sampler.free winter jazz sampler

 

This album is a real winner. Anyone who has even the slightest fondness for jazz should pick it up. It’s got a wide variety of styles, and the selections are really good, not throwaways. To me, the standouts in this excellent mix were:

 

  • “Scrabble” by Lorraine Feather, a hilarious and Cole Porter-esque ditty about a nerdy boyfriend who’s infuriatingly unbeatable at Scrabble. “He knows a full array of U-less Q words — every time we play I pick up new words!”
  • “Guaji-Rita,” a slinky little Latin piano number by Hector Martignon.
  • “Elysian Fields,” a lovely, elegiac waves-of-synths song from venerable new-ager Deuter.
  • James Moody’s piece on this album is a real gem — his saxophone playing will be sorely missed — and this track is a fitting memorial.
  • Freddy Hubbard’s “The Intrepid Fox” is phenomenal and shows off both his technical proficiency and emotional expressiveness.
  • The remaining tracks are all good solid performances, ranging from bebop to latin jazz, with the last two baffling me as to why they were included.

 

CLICK HERE TO GET THE Allegro 2011 Winter Sampler.

 

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