The legendary baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber is, as Bill Milkowski of JazzTimes observes, still very much on top of his game at age 70 . One summer night of the famed Berlin JazzFest of 2008 finds Ronnie and his group in a relaxed and joyous mood backed by the responsive and enthusiastic audience. An astonishingly lyrical player on that most unforgiving of instruments ... It is the intelligence and subtlety of his playing that shines through... (Sunday Express UK on Ronnie SCCD 31680) ...while Cuber s ability to blow over the changes remains unquestioned, it s his restrained approach and melodic penchant...... that come as a welcome surprise. We all knew Cuber could wail with unparalleled authority, we just didn t know he could sing so pretty on his big horn. (Bill Milkowski JazzTimes on Boplicity SCCD 31734)
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Ronnie Cuber delivers a swingin', funky, groovy good time on this (VERY!) live recording! His playing, as always, is amazing, and his sympatico rhythm section propels him through a great set of standards and originals. Cuber blasts his way through "Tokyo Blues," but shows a powerful sensitivity on a rather gentle take on Hancock's "Tell Me a Bedtime Story." His great composition "Arroz con Pollo" ends the disc on a kickin', riotous note. Any fan of jazz, especially those who love bari, needs this disc!
I HAVE NEVER LIKE THE VARIOUS BARITONE PLAYERS OVER THE PAST 30 YEARS THAT I HAVE BEEN A JAZZ COLLECTOR. I HAD NEVER HEARED OF RONNIE CUBER, SO BEING ON STEEPLECHASE I PLAYED THE SOUND SAMPLES, LIKED WHAT I HEARD. THE CD CAME AND I LOVED IT. SO I BOUGHT 2 OTHER OF HIS CD'S, "AIRPLAY" AND "BO[PLICITY". IF YOU FELT LIKE ME ABOUT BARITONE PLAYERS, YOU MUST GIVE RONNIE A TRY. THIS LIVE AT THE JAZZFEST BERLIN IS THE BEST PLACE TO START. JAZZMAN65
Ronnie Cuber is an outstanding musician and this performance is everything I expected. I would recommend this product to my friends.
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