Terry Plumeri | Blue In Green

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Blue In Green

by Terry Plumeri

“Blue In Green may well be a disc unique in the history of jazz. The sheer virtuosity of Plumeri’s arco bass often astounds.” -Audiophile Audition “Terry Plumeri’s bowed bass work is endlessly compelling” -Allaboutjazz.com
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
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1. Beautiful Love
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2. Blue In Green
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3. Autumn Leaves
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4. Gentle Rain
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5. Dolphin Dance
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6. Corcovado
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7. Footprints
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8. 'Round Midnight
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“Blue In Green may well be a disc unique in the history of jazz. The sheer virtuosity of Plumeri’s arco bass often astounds.”
-Audiophile Audition

"Stunning...A high level of music!"
-The Washington Post

"Terry Plumeri's bowed bass work is endlessly compelling. Pair it with musicians the caliber of David Goldblatt (piano) and the great Joe La Barbera (drums) on a choice selection of standards and the effect is stunning."

"Blue In Green is an album bubbling with creativity, interactivity, magnificent improvisations, and the combined experience, sensitivity, and desire of three consummate musicians performing eight essential pieces from the jazz and standard repertoire."
-Jazz Improv Magazine

“Plumeri bows his way through some amazing improvisations”
– Musicweb-International

“Plumeri has a wonderful gift of lyricism”
– Double Reed Review

“Extraordinary bowing skill”
– Jazzreview.com

“Extraordinary bowing facility”
– Jazz Improv Magazine

“Plumeri’s bass has a lush texture with both the dexterity and
imagination to bring out the beauty of the standards he presents.”

“Plumeri’s floating bowing style gives the tune a uniquely haunted, wispy quality that's unlike anything I've heard before.”
-New Music Box.org


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M. Crutchfield

Every jazz musician and jazz lover should hear this !
It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned jazz musician, listener, or someone new to the genre, be prepared for a listening experience like you’ve never had before.

It’s fresh, inspiring, deliciously satisfying, and will leave you hungry to listen again and again, and hope for more to come.

The huge bonus is in Plumeri’s incredible bowing on bass which gives us his deep emotional range of voice on his instrument that speaks to us, entices and deeply moves us.

Let’s pass the word on so this recording will be listened to.

H.O. Choyce

This will make a fresh turn in jazz that has been needed.
This is not just another good jazz trio recording that we can love. It is a “Must listen to”.

This is innovative, especially in that Plumeri on bass is speaking to us in his bowing on bass, in a beautiful tone that is often sensual and always expressive. It cannot escape us as we listen, the powerful dynamic that drives many of the selections on this recording.

The trio is so delicately connected that each tune is expressed in a way that makes us appreciate each player. I love the way that Goldblatt and La Barbara on piano & drums contribute to the bass driven arrangements. They are each a delight throughout the entire recording.

After 35 years of serious appreciation of jazz, this is one of the best of jazz recordings I’ve heard.


I am grateful to have heard this amazing CD
This is absolutely amazing. Not only does this group cook - so enjoyable-each player, piano,bass,and drums,but the bass player’s bowing blew me away.

His bowing flows like a comfortable friend, but what we receive is exciting and comforting at the same time. He provides us with sounds we are not used to hearing from bass.I heard voice and horns throughout. I’ve never heard anything like this before and cannot imagine the ability that it takes for a bassist to accomplish this.

I’ve been listening to jazz for years and this is the best treat for me that I remember. Thanks to my friend who told me to listen to this.

David Johns

One of the greatest voices on the bass!
Terry Plumeri is one of the greatest voices on the bass in the history of jazz bass playing. There is no other voice like his!

Don Mather

Plumeri bows his way through some amazing improvisations!
Terry Plumeri is probably better known as a composer and conductor of film scores, but this recording displays his talents as a virtuoso bass player. He certainly bows his way through some amazing improvisations and he is aided and abetted in no uncertain terms, by some excellent playing from David Goldblatt and Joe La Berbera.

Marty Olachea

Superior Trio.
Every song has something special. Each member of this group is a superior musician. Great choice of tunes that show their versatility. The bowing in Autumn Leaves of Terry Plumeri is clean and clear with great facility. Joe LaBarbara gets better and better. Goldblatt plays with sensitivity. Beautiful!

Eric Swanson

music like no other
Terry Plumeri has been playing the bass with unparalleled virtuosity for decades. His vocal, penetrating solo work can be heard on Roberta Flack's Chapter Two (dating from the '70's), for example.

His earlier solo jazz releases, "He Who Lives in Many Places" and "Ongoing" (recently re-released on CD as "Water Garden") displayed the defining virtuosity that has made Terry legendary among musicians. They also shared some of his beautifully crafted compositions.

One of the great musical minds of our time, Plumeri may be best known now as an orchestral composer and conductor. Before his considerable success in these areas, however, he redefined bass playing, taking the instrument where nobody else had ever gone - true vocal freedom; the ability to play any idea he conceived, beautifully.

This is not a bass player's record - this is a great composer's and musician's record who happens to be a bass virtuoso. Listen to it as if it were John Coltrane or Miles Davis - he plays with that level of freedom, sophistication, and craft.

Many bassists have ground out scratchy licks and chomped out catchy riffs on the bowed instrument. Others have mastered the classical and baroque solo literature with lovely tone and intonation. Still others have composed and conducted.

Nobody else has ever played bowed jazz solos with such intonation, tone, and pure vocal freedom. His accomplishment is unique, intensely beautiful, and musically ground-breaking. While he has been exploring and developing this territory for decades, here is a powerful record of his recent work, beautifully recorded.

This is a record that people will listen to decades from now and wonder at Plumeri's genius. It is easily the most significant jazz bass recording since Bill Evans' "Sunday at the Village Vanguard."

Jon Drossos

Absolutely loved this CD. Plumeri's arranging is outstanding. Truly an acoustic bass master. Every one of the traditional selections was extremely well done. There is not a single dud on the CD. Love it more each time I listen to Blue in Green.

Eadie Anelli

Plumeri and those he plays with will never cease to amaze
If you are looking for something really worth listening to, this is it. It doesn't get better than this.... the nuances and improv bowed bass of Plumeri, combined with the ensemble of Goldblatt and la Barbera give the listeners an all too rare treat. This will leave you wanting more. Tell someone you love. Better yet, get it for them.

howard leshaw

warm, rich, great playing
creates a warm mood . sound envelopes you like classical music but is
jazz at the highest level. shows off bass as a lead instrument without
showing off
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