Jackie Cain & Roy Kral – Time & Love (1972/2013) DSF DSD64

Jackie Cain & Roy Kral – Time & Love (1972/2013)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 34:40 minutes | 1,37 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: e-Onkyo | Booklet, Front Cover | © CTI Records

With the backing of a large orchestra, lush even by arranger Don Sebesky’s standards, Jackie and Roy front an exquisitely recorded Creed Taylor production that mostly falls outside the idiom of jazz into a polished, jazzy, classical/easy listening plane. More to the point, the collective taste of Taylor and the Krals is incredibly rich, for they tap into a small mother lode of scintillating contemporary material that jazz people rarely touched, then or now — like Leonard Bernstein’s beguiling “A Simple Song” (from Mass) or Michel Colombier’s “We Could Be Flying” (the high point of his Wings pop symphony). Sebesky’s arrangements burrow deeply into his classical sources, whether juxtaposing Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” on top of the title cut or dovetailing Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” into Jerome Moross’ “Lazy Afternoon”; Villa-Lobos’ “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5” is a perfect choice for a genre-fusing vocalese by Jackie. Paul Desmond pokes his quizzical head into the Brubeck/Gershwin medley “Summer Song/Summertime” — who better than old Paul? — and Hubert Laws enhances the Bernstein and Colombier tunes. Although neither Jackie nor Roy do anything resembling jazz singing here, forget about categories; this is gorgeous music that cannot be shackled to one genre.


1 Day By Day 4:38
2 Time & Love 2:21
3 Summer Song / Summertime 4:35
4 Bachianas Brasileiras #5 4:20
5 A Simple Song 5:45
6 Heading 2:47
7 Lazy Afternoon 4:35
8 We Could Be Flying 4:40

Jackie Cain, Roy Kral, vocals
Paul Desmond, alto saxophone (#3)
John Frosk, Alan Rubin, trumpet, flugelhorn
Marvin Stamm, trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn
Wayne Andre, Garnett Brown, trombone
Paul Faulise, bass trombone
James Buffington, Peter Gordon, French horn
Hubert Laws, flute, alto flute, bass flute, piccolo
Romeo Penque, clarinet, bass clarinet flute, alto flute, oboe
George Marge, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto flute, English horn
Phil Bodner, clarinet, flute, alto flute, oboe
Bob James, electric piano
Pat Rebillott, Jay Berliner, guitar
Ron Carter, bass
Billy Cobham, drums
Phil Kraus, Airto Moreira, percussion
Harry Cykman, Bernard Eichen, Max Ellen, Paul Gershman, Felix Giglio, Emanuel Green, Harold Kohon, Charles Libove, Harry Lookofsky, David Nadien, Raoul Poliakin, Max Pollikoff, Elliot Rosoff, Irving Spice, violin
Alfred Brown, Emanuel Vardi, viola
Seymour Barab, Alla Goldberg, Charles McCracken, George Ricci, Lucien Schmit, Alan Shulman, Anthony Sophos, cello
Don Sebesky, arranger, conductor

Recorded: June 6-8, 20, 1972 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey




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