Dan McIntyre's "Hourglass" is the most perfect example of smooth jazz to come along in a while, and what a beautiful way to say hello to the year 2000! There are 11 selecti…
Dan McIntyre's "Hourglass" is the most perfect example of smooth jazz to come along in a while, and what a beautiful way to say hello to the year 2000! There are 11 selections on this smooth jazz collection, and each one sparkles brilliantly!
Dan McIntyre plays such an expressive guitar it is hard to compare him to any other guitarist, for he surpasses his early musical influences with this CD, such as guitarists Herb Ellis, Barney Kessell, Joe Pass, and Wes Montgomery. His fingering techniques are something unique, and if smooth jazz appeals to you, this is a wonderful CD. I played it several times, and I still am, with so many good songs on this CD, it is hard to say which is a favorite! They are all favorites! Such as these songs, "Bluesette" written by Toots Thielemans; "Wendy" written by Paul Desmond; "Robbins Nest;" "That Sunday That Summer;" a special composition written by Dan McIntyre titled "Hourglass" which deserves much air play time over the radio; Jobim's "Waters of March" (Aguas De Marco); "Old Leprechaun;" a special and beautiful guitar solo by Dan McIntyre of Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady;" Cole Porter's "Just One Of Those Things;" "You Go To My Head;" and, "Falling In Love With Love." A perfect collection of songs!
Dennis Luxion's sophisticated playing is filled with joy and sensitivity, and will remind listeners of the piano playing of composer Jobim. Luxion has his own piano voice, and it is one of the finest you will find anywhere in smooth jazz today, for he is that good and he plays with such ease! Give a listen to him on "Waters of March," and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
These musicians are excellent and compliment each other perfectly in the creative vision they are sharing with the listeners of "Hourglass." A great listening experience! If you want something truly different, enjoyable, and playable again and again any time, purchase a copy of Dan McIntyre's "Hourglass" CD for a remarkable adventure in the realms of smooth jazz. This is a great smooth jazz CD. "Hourglass" is perfect in all ways!