Close Your Eyes ()

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For his debut recording, Chicago vocalist Elling pushes the envelope, challenging listeners and his musicians with beat poetry, ranting, and his Mark Murphy-ish singing. There's quite a bit of dramatist/actor in Elling, although the romantic in him is also pretty prevalent. Acting much like a tenor saxophonist, Elling can wail and shout, expound on social themes, and scat like a demon. Help from the extraordinary pianist Laurence Hobgood, bassists Eric Hochberg and Rob Amster, and drummer Paul Wertico inspires Elling to ...

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  1. Close Your Eyes
  2. Dolores Dream
  3. Ballad of The Sad Young Men
  4. Hide the Salomé
  5. Married Blues
  6. Storyteller Experiencing Total Confusion
  7. Never Say Goodbye
  8. Those Clouds Are Heavy, You Dig?
  9. Wait Till You See Her
  10. Hurricane
  11. Now It Is Time That Gods Came Walking Out
  12. Never Never Land
  13. Remembering Veronica
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Close Your Eyes
1995, Blue Note

UPC: 724383064526

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