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Get Happy

by Ezra Weiss

On this highly personal album, composer/pianist Ezra Weiss explores the theme of happiness with some of New York's top young musicians, plus greats Billy Hart and Antonio Hart.
Genre: Jazz: Post-Bop
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1. For Heather
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2. Once Upon a Time
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3. It's You Or No One
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4. What I Can Never Say
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5. Blue Room
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6. Get Happy
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7. You'll Never Walk Alone
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8. He Loves and She Loves
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9. Run Under the Fountain
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10. Don't Need No Ticket
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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On this highly personal album, composer/pianist Ezra Weiss explores the theme of happiness with a wide range of songs, styles, and instrumentation. He is joined by some of New York's top young musicians, plus greats Billy Hart and Antonio Hart.

personnel:
Ezra Weiss, piano, rhodes
Kevin Louis, trumpet
Antonio Hart, alto saxophone
Kelly Roberge, tenor saxophone
Andy Hunter, trombone
Andrae Murchison, trombone
Heidi Krenn, voice
Samantha Grabler, voice
Elif Caglar, voice
Corcoran Holt, bass
Jason Brown, drums
Billy Hart, drums

All music arranged by Ezra Weiss

Ezra Weiss was born in 1979 in Phoenix, Arizona. He studied at the Oberlin Conservatory and Queens College. Previous recordings include Persephone and The Five A.M. Strut. Weiss has toured the U.S. and received the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award three times.

"Weiss is representative of a postmodern generation of young composers for the small jazz ensemble (Ryan Cohan, John Hollenbeck, Anthony Wilson are others) that is interested in going beyond the head-solos-head format to more elaborately developed forms."
-Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes

"Don't be fooled. He's only playing a few notes, but boy they're the right ones."
-Neil Tesser and Mark Ruffin, Listen Here! Radio


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George W Carroll

CD Review from ejazznews.com
I hear a lot of solid, positive influences from the sundry performers that make up Ezra Weiss's new CD effort, i.e. Betty Carter, Bill Evans, et al. And, this certainly doesn't lessen the overall final product,as this project is an amalgam of consummate talent that anyone can be proud of. Weiss has created a disc containg great rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic power..........Balanced with extreme sensitivity, feeling, & interpretation. This is up there with any of the finer jazz groups that one could consider a role model & inspiration to musicians anywhere/everywhere.

Weiss, plus group exhibit a great sense of what they do, showing us a certain total knolwedge & possibilities of what they are asked to do musically......This, with
rhythmic, melodic & harmonic grace.

George W. Carroll
The Musicians' Ombudsman