Evening in Vermont

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2011 Rhombus Records

Swing, jazz, funk, blues and more

Tracks:

1. Evening in Vermont 4:42  (Tom Reese)
2. Blues for Ruthie 5:25  (Tom Reese)
3. Serenade to a Cuckoo 4:21  (Roland Kirk)
4. Kitchen Girl 3:17  (traditional, arr by LH Reese)
5. Minstrel Boy 4:06  (traditional, arr by LH Reese)
6. Softly as in a Morning Sunrise 5:15  (Hammerstein/Romberg)
8. Over the Waterfall 4:28  (traditional, arr by LH Reese)
10. All Wood 9:04  (arr LH Reese)
11. Shenan-D’oh!-a 2:10  (Tom Reese)

2011 TRP (The Reese Project)

TRP (The Reese Project) has hit their stride on their 9th CD — their first on Rhombus Records. This recording
features straight ahead jazz — both standards & originals — juxtapositioned with traditional folk songs played
not-so-traditionally. Tom Reese (flute) and Laurie Haines Reese (cello & electric cello) with Kirk Reese (piano) &
Dave Young (drums) work together effortlessly, creating a fresh sound that flows effortlessly together. The
standards are given a fresh treatment on this recording, especially “All Wood,” fused from “Norwegian Wood” &
”All Blues.” Tom Reese’s originals have a mad swing, ending up with the quirky “Shenan-D’oh!-a” — a tribute to
Stephen Foster & Homer Simpson, performed by a cello quartet.

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Musicians: Tom Reese flute, alto flute, pennywhistle; Laurie Haines Reese cello;
Kirk Reese piano; Dave Young drums.  Guest:  Tish Haines Brown violin & viola

Produced by Tom Reese, Laurie Haines Reese & Kirk Reese
Recorded March 19 & April 11, 2011, Abbeyville Road Studios, Lancaster, PA

    “Miles Davis and Danny Elfman? The Beatles and Stephen Foster? The connection is The Reese Project … a mash-up of Stephen Foster and television cartoon dad Homer Simpson; a genre splicing of The Beatles with Miles Davis; and use an exotic electric cello as a string instrument and in place of a bass, not a typical configuration in any idiom.” Audiophile Audition, Doug Simpson, 10/17/11

     “A refreshingly different form of jazz/folksong/ blues/and even classical music. Whatever they choose to play the sound is full of dash, class, style, and a sense of having a very good time. Every song takes on an original flavor and while most of the tunes are upbeat, there is enough variation to satisfy the most finicky musical taste. The feeling is that this TRP jams well and that while most of the tunes seem to have the arrangements by Tom and LH Reese, this sampler is a group effort – full of energy and enthusiasm and tasty playing.” Grady Harp (Los Angeles, CA), Hall of Fame Reviewer, Amazon.com, 9/11/11

      “…great jazz players… Tom Reese’s flute on this one is among the best I’ve heard … The lively “Kitchen Girl” demonstrates a diversity not often found in today’s jazz world… superb energy, & pianist Kirk Reese just KICKS on this one! I give TRP my MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.98.” Rotcod Zzaj (Tongduchon, Korea), 11/2/11

  Rhombus has also released Tom & Kirk’s Duo CD: Connected as well as re-releasing Blue Etude (the original version).

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