Silent Pool

Silent Pool

by Marian McPartland


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Rather than "Silent Pool," the Marian McPartland selection on this rather sleepy CD that best sums up the music is "Melancholy Mood." Long adept at writing harmonically sophisticated originals, pianist McPartland is featured on a dozen of her compositions with the backing of 20 strings, bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Harold Jones. Alan Broadbent's string arrangements (a throwback in some ways to the mood music records of the 1950s) are lush, dreamy, always middle-of-the-road and sometimes dull. McPartland plays well as usual on the ballad-oriented set that includes at least three of her best-known originals ("A Delicate Balance," "Ambiance" and "Threnody"), but the unadventurous strings clearly weigh down the music.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/14/1997
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0013431474524
catalogNumber: 4745
Rank: 203072

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marian McPartland   Primary Artist,Piano
Ray Kelley   Cello
Alan Broadbent   Conductor
Murray Adler   Violin
Israel Baker   Violin
Jodi Burnett   Cello
Charles Veal   Violin
Marci Dicterow   Violin
Maurice Dicterow   Violin
Assa Drori   Violin
Bonnie Douglas   Violin
James Getzoff   Violin
Harold Jones   Drums
Jerry Kessler   Cello
Gina Kronstadt   Violin
Jorge Moraga   Viola
Cynthia Morrow   Viola
Don Palmer   Violin
Stanley Plummer   Violin
Harry Shirinian   Viola
Paul Shure   Violin
Andy Simpkins   Bass
Tibor Zelig   Violin
Suzie Katayama   Cello
Fred Seykoura   Cello
Mimi Granat   Viola

Technical Credits

Alan Broadbent   Arranger,String Arrangements,String Conductor
Meredith d'Ambrosio   Illustrations,Cover Illustration
George Young   Composer
Jimmy McPartland   Composer
John Burk   Producer,Executive Producer
Phil Edwards   Engineer
Nick Phillips   Producer
Paul Shure   Contributor
Allen Toussaint   Composer
Dick Sudhalter   Liner Notes
Kent Judkins   Art Direction
Abbey Anna   Art Direction
Glen Barros   Executive Producer
Ted White   Engineer

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