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PMR-010 "Ed Bickert" © 1976

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Come Rain Or
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Where Are You
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When Sonny Gets Blue
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It Might As
Well Be Spring
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Nancy With The
Laughing Face
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Manha de Carnaval
$1.07


It is both relaxing and elegant... His execution is clean without being flashy and his low-key but evocative solos coupled with the well-knit rapport of this trio will undoubtedly win new fans.
J.H., Buffalo Jazz Report

A recent release titled simply Ed Bickert... is a good example of Bickert doing what he does best -- stretching his melodic conception on tasteful, well-written tunes. Old standards are favored, but good new material is chosen and the tempos are always mixed to keep things fresh. Overall, this album has a gentle, slowed-down, late-night feeling.

Backed by bassist Don Thompson and drummer Terry Clarke, Bickert goes through half a dozen tunes expressed in rich, impossible chords and phrased in a way that often defies analysis. There is satisfaction here for both the jazz fan and casual listener. With "Come Rain Or Come Shine," Bickert folds the melody in his solo line while Thompson's bass darts around it. For "It Might As Well Be Spring," a breezy Latinized approach is taken. The bossa nova "Manha da Carnaval" has Bickert's often unusual harmonies punctuated by Thompson's strong bass.
Lois Moody, The Citizen


This album is a must buy for any lover of: a) laid-back jazz; b) great guitarists; c) subtle music genius... Run, do not walk, to the store for this.
Mark Allen, What's On

"Jazz Radio Canada recommended air play album." August 1977 "His execution IS clean without being flashy and his low-key but evocative solos coupled with the well-knit rapport of this trio will undoubtedly win new fans for this guitarist."
Buffalo Jazz Report

"Ed Bickert strikes another blow for guitar sanity."
Cadence Magazine

"When I work with Ed, I find myself turning around several times a night to count the strings on his guitar. . .. how does he get to play chorus after chorus of chord sequences which could not possibly sound better on a keyboard? ... this all becomes more impressive when I ... suddenly realize, between the hypnotized gaze of facination and the flicker of disbelief, that what I had cherished as a musical phrase is also totally impossible to play on guitar."
Paul Desmond

Ed Bickert
Guitar
Don Thompson
Bass
Terry Clarke
Drums

Come Rain Or Come Shine (Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen) 9:42
Where Are You (Harold Adamson and Jimmy McHugh) 4:28
When Sonny Gets Blue (Jack Segal and Marvin Fisher) 5:50
It Might As Well Be Spring (Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers) 5:50
Nancy With the Laughing Face (Phil Silvers and Jimmy Van Heusen) 4:35
Manha de Carnaval (Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George Weiss and Luiz Bonfa) 9:35

PMR-011-S "From Canada With Love" © 1976

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