John Link Sextet | Live at Harmony Hall

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Live at Harmony Hall

by John Link Sextet

A two-CD set with over 90 minutes of music. Original arrangements of jazz standards for guitar, trumpet, sax, piano, bass, and drums.
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
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1. Sugar
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2. On the Street Where You Live
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3. La Fiesta
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4. Lullaby for Helene
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5. Are You Going With Me?
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6. Pipes I
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7. Lament
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8. Pipes II
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9. Blues
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10. Pipes III
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11. Goodbye
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12. Pipes IV
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13. C Jam Blues
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14. In a Sentimental Mood
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The concert on March 11, 1995, was one of the final performances of my sextet. It included the best musicians that ever performed in the group and took place in the best venue we ever played. I had been working in the format of the sextet since 1991 and had developed my compositions and arrangements for that group to their highest level. For all these reasons, this concert was the culmination of four years of my artistic life. It also marked the end of my time living in Washington, D.C.

The John Link Sextet consisted of guitar, trumpet, saxophone, piano, bass, and drums. I arranged all of the music that we played. My role as guitarist was to play lines just like the trumpet and saxophone, in effect using my guitar as if it were a horn. My arrangements fully utilized the musical resources by having each instrument play its own part not duplicated by any other. When selecting repertoire for the sextet I always chose music that I loved. This concert was no exception.

As I listen to the recording we made eight years ago, I am excited about releasing this work so that more people than just those who attended the concert can hear the music we played. I think you're in for a treat.

John Link


JOHN LINK SEXTET
John Link - guitar
Tom Williams - trumpet and flugelhorn
Bruce Swaim - tenor and soprano saxophones
Harry Appelman - piano
Victor Dvoskin - bass
Leland Nakamura - drums


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Greg Link

Excellent CD with original compositions and arrangements of well known tunes
I was recently asked to bring some music for a party. When I was in the kitchen someone put in my Nora Jones CD. Since they were in the mood for Jazz, I played John Link's Live at Harmony Hall after Nora Jones. It fit the party well! This CD has great arrangements of well known tunes and some excellent original compositions.

Ed Koeppe

Great CD, Nice rythm and smooth sounds
Easy to listen to and enjoy the excellent guitar play and blend of trumpet tonality.

T. E. Abrams

Elegant arrangements of the canons of jazz plus superb original works.
Live at Harmony Hall really lives! I loved the elegant arrangements of some of the 'classical' canons of the jazz repertoire, as well as the introduction of finely crafted original pieces. Several versions of "Pipes" (I, II and III) introduce laments recalling Scottish bagpipe music; they add soulfull moments to the sophisticated and upbeat jazz works that surround them. The musicianship is impeccable throughout.