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Joel Quarrington

The Music of Don Thompson

Release Date: June 10, 2022

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'A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square' arr D. Thompson
1 A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square.  
2 Another Time, Another Place  
3 Egberto  
4 A Quiet Place  
5 Quartet 89  
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The first time I heard Don Thompson play Bass was on a 1970’s Jim Hall Live recording that my brother Tom ( a guitarist ) and I were listening to , over and over. Don’s Bass playing was incredible and so complete. I was very inspired by his feel, sound, compositional thinking and lyrical solos. I heard from other musicians that Don also played great piano and vibes . I marveled at all of this then and I still do now. So , it was no surprise when I heard his gorgeous compositions, especially the ones on this recording . Don’s piano playing , compositions , orchestrations (including the beautiful Bass Quartet ) are all extraordinary . The Beauty, lyricism and harmonic depth of these pieces is stellar.

Joel Quarrington is an incredible bassist whose sound, virtuosity and emotional depth are striking.His unique commandand flexibility make playing Bass on this extremely high level sound so effortless and easy . Indeed, it makes me want to throw my bow in the fireplace !!!!!

The colors Joel gets and the way he interprets the beautiful melodies that Don writes make this project a perfect partnership.

Finally , Kudosto the other bassists in the Quartet,Travis Harrison , Joe Phillipsand my dear friend Roberto Occhipinti who always sounds great !      John Patitucci 5/11/22

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