The Art Of Intimacy Vol. 2: His Muse

Jeremy Pelt

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Format: CD

Cat No: HCD7351X

Release Date:  10 March 2023

Label:  HighNote Records

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  632375735128

Genres:  Jazz  Contemporary  

  • Description

    Playing jazz is a lot like love itself, it is as much about poignancy as it is about joy, whether we listen to a torch song or read a love poem by Shelley, we experience their creator's pain or we share in their euphoria.

    And it is Jeremy Pelt's understanding of this dichotomy of passion and restraint that makes this album so compelling. The set list is as all-encompassing as a love affair - from the straight-ahead feeling of "I Can't Escape from You" to the breathless stillness of his muted trumpet on "There'll Be Other Times." His sly, half-valve effects on "Blues in Sophistication" show an impish delight while Henry Mancini's "Slow Hot Wind" throbs with an ever so discreet Latin feel.

    This may be considered a "with strings" record but Pelt does not allow it to descend into a vibrato-laden string sound. There is an unusually classical feel to this album with the string quartet supporting, reinforcing and commenting on Pelt's playing rather than sugar-coating it. Buddy Rich once said, "Jazz should be treated the same as classical music." He was right. He "got it" and, as evidenced herein, so does Jeremy Pelt.

    Jeremy Pelt: trumpet, vocal

    Victor Gould: piano

    Buster Williams: bass

    Billy Hart: drums

    Chico Pinheiro: guitar (track 10 only)

    String Ensemble arranged & conducted by David O'Rourke

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. ... for Whom I Love So Much
      • 2. Slow Hot Wind
      • 3. If I Ruled the World
      • 4. I Can't Escape from You
      • 5. There'll Be Other Times
      • 6. Don't Love Me
      • 7. Blues in Sophistication
      • 8. Two Different Worlds
      • 9. When She Makes Music
      • 10. Two for the Road