Eric Felten: I Got it Bad (And That Ain't Good)


I Got it Bad (And That Ain't Good)


Eric Felten (trombone, vocals)


Nowhere Without You (BSD 9859)

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Eric Felten (trombone, vocals),

Rich Haering (trumpet), Scott Silbert (saxophone), Doug Elliott (trombone), Chuck Redd (vibraphone), Tony Walker (piano), Paul Pieper (guitar), Kelly Friesen (bass), Harold Summey (drums)


Composed by Duke Ellington


Recorded: No information given (CD released in 2003)


Rating: 87/100 (learn more)

Felten made his name as a trombonist before switching gears to vocals. He possesses a voice out of the 1940s, rich and pure, without a hint of rock-and-roll grit or postmodern irony. His whole notes are beautiful to hear, hanging in the air like a perfect spiral at a homecoming game. And, unlike so many male singers of his generation, Felten is not afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve. Listen to him put on this Ellington standard like a well-tailored suit, and you can believe he's got it bad, oh so bad - and it ain't good . . . except for the fans lucky enough to stumble on this unheralded CD.

Reviewer: Ted Gioia

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