This is a great album to cue up and then just let it roll. The span of decades, styles and composers creates a listening experience that doesn't flag and is easy to enjoy.
In Your Own Sweet Way is a beautiful, swinging Dave Brubeck classic that Brubeck himself re-released in a 2006 retrospective. John Moriarty interprets the melody with a syncopated reading and a lot of energy.
Don't Know Why comes in with the familiar melody floating above some interpretive harmony. Moriarty continues in a musical dialog with the bass, giving this modern standard a new, respectful, and enjoyable interpretation.
Billy Joel's Piano Man gets a rolling rhythm and staccato interpretation that finds a new feel for this hit.
On Green Dolphin Street, from a mid-20th-century movie of the same name, starts with the piano melody intertwined with lines from the string bass. Then Moriarty drops into a brisk, gently swinging reading of this beautiful, timeless composition.
About MQD Gold CDs:
These are collector's items. The MQDs (Master Quality Discs) are hand made in the Blue Coast studio using 24k Gold discs of the highest quality. Sonically, you won't find a better sounding disc. Blue Coast makes them one at a time, on order, and directly from the masters in their studio. All discs are checked for errors, hand written and numbered. There is no artwork for the cover. They arrive in a white digi pack with gold MQD logo on front. All titles look alike except for the writing on the discs themselves and the avery label on the back with song titles.
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- Hand-Numbered Collector's Item
- Collector's Edition 24k Gold CD
- Recorded, mixed & mastered by Cookie Marenco
- Housed in plain white packaging
- In Your Own Sweet Way
- Coming Home
- I Can't Get Started
- Giant Steps
- Stolen Moments
- Don't Know Why
- Make Me A Memory (Sad Samba)
- Piano Man
- Hotel California
- On Green Dolphin Street
- The Way It Is
- How High The Moon
- Pink Panther
- Song For My Father
- The Charlie Brown Theme
- Cast Your Fate To The Wind