Sophisticated Lady Jazz Quartet (CD)

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


German Audiophile Pressing
High Resolution Virgin Polycarbonate


Artist Pages: Andrew Boyle | Misha Bigos | JJ Kirkpatrick | Gary Wicks | Sophisticated Lady

SKU: YAR65004 Sophisticated Lady Category: Tags: , , , , , ,


Recorded in The Brain and Creativity Institute’s Cammilleri Hall at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

John Pruit, executive producer

More jazz records should be like Sophisticated Lady Quartet, relaxed yet focused, tradition-based yet modern, elegant yet conveying a sure sense of swing. The recording is so pure that you almost feel as if you’re eavesdropping on four musicians who seem completely in their element while performing, in a one-take environment, a set that’s evenly split between previously rehearsed arrangements and performances where they had one chance to turn a composition into a memorable piece of music. No splicing or editing here, just a live-in-the-studio recording where the mood, playing and sonics are so solid that that jazz lovers will wish that the mostly-classical label Yarlung wandered over to this side of the street more often.
– Jeff Wilson, The Absolute Sound

The Sophisticated Lady Jazz Quartet’s debut recording should be of great interest to fans of forward-looking straight ahead jazz. Each of the four musicians is excellent both as soloists and in ensembles, the music that they perform ranges from melodic versions of standards to lyrical originals and freer explorations, and their subtle playing keeps one guessing. This CD is well worth exploring and I certainly recommend it.
– Scott Yanow, Los Angeles Jazz Scene

Look out Brubeck, Sophisticated Lady’s remarkable debut should perhaps be re-titled TAKE ONE. Why? Each tune was captured in one take! The 60+ minute CD also celebrates Yarlung’s audiophile venture into JAZZ with a splatter of Chet Baker’s seductive, kicked-back Californication daubed with a drizzle of Miles at his mellowest. No matter how busy your day, an evening spin through this one will definitely move your mood.

– David Thomson, Record Collector News


2 reviews for Sophisticated Lady Jazz Quartet (CD)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    I am really enjoying this album. Some of the tunes are jazz classics, and the rest just sound that way. I especially enjoy the ballad “Gone” written by Drummer Andrew Boyle. “Ropes of Sand” is another favorite.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alan Bubitz

    Great album of well recorded Jazz. Music is wonderful and is recorded very nicely if that’s important to you. Very enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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