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John Henry
Audiophile Audition

"While an unassuming trumpet/piano duo disc, this one is nearly as satisfying as the major Porgy & Bess production above. Bartos is one of those new breed of performing artists who straddle the jazz and classical worlds with aplomb. He is principal trumpet in the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and has won awards playing with various jazz groups in his country as well as abroad. Breiner is a Canadian composer of Slovakian origin who created one of the sets of witty arrangements in Baroque style of Beatles tunes. He has an international career as a pianist, having played Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue around the world. His Gershwin arrangements for this album are fresh and invigorating and perfect for listeners who have heard these Gershwin tunes many times, may not be tired of them, but would be bored by run-of-the-mill arrangements. Recorded in the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, sonics are top flight. Selections are: But not for me, They can't take that away from me, The man I love, How long has this been going on?, Embraceable you, A foggy day, It ain't necessarily so, Love is here to stay, By Strauss, But not for me."

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