Aztec Jazz

Tom Russell

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Country, Jazz
Proper Records
July 1, 2013

Format: Compact Disc



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Years ago Russell and Dave Alvin, were tagged as the architects of what came to be known as "Americana" music, with their Merle Haggard tribute "Tulare Dust," the record which initiated the Americana charts in America, and remained number one for a year. Aztec Jazz moves Americana into a new realm.

For over three decades and 28 album releases Tom Russell has continued to live up to his status as (re: Washington Post) "one of the greatest songwriters of our time."

Aztec Jazz was recorded as a live concert in Halden, Norway in May of 2012 with the world-renown 32 piece Norwegian Wind Ensemble and guitarist Thad Beckman. Russell's classic songs: St. Olav's Gate, Nina Simone, Guadalupe, Stealing Electricity, Goodnight Juarez and others...are performed on acoustic guitars against a lush backdrop of oboes, trumpets, saxophones, French horns, trombones and percussion.

This larger, ethereal canvas brings Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain to mind. The award winning Swedish composer Mats Halling wrote the orchestral parts.

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Key Value
Catalogue number PRPCD113
Barcode 0805520031134
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 36g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 4mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Love Abides 05:54
2. Nina Simone 05:51
3. East Of Woodstock, West Of Vietnam 05:02
4. Goodnight Juarez 04:37
5. Criminology 05:29
6. Guadaloupe 05:54
7. Stealing Electricity 03:52
8. Finding You 03:53
9. Mississippi River Running Backwards 04:36
10. St. Olav's Gate 03:45
11. Jai Alai 07:01