Nathan Eklund: Hand Picked From Her Garden


Hand Picked From Her Garden


Nathan Eklund (trumpet, flugelhorn)


Trip To The Casbah (Jazz Excursion JEX 117)

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Nathan Eklund (trumpet, flugelhorn),

John Hart (guitar)


Composed by Nathan Eklund


Recorded: Hampton, NJ, June 10, 2008


Rating: 85/100 (learn more)

The best jazz duos usually produce very intimate music. The listener can tell, even at a remove, that the pair not only trade ideas, they're living inside the same thought. Bill Evans & Jim Hall, Chick Corea & Gary Burton, Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass they all had that certain somethin' going on. Though Nathan Eklund and John Hart aren't exactly jazz household names, they do deserve to be included in the above list. On "Hand Picked From Her Garden," the pair wind their way through the melodies and changes, trading ideas and roles at will and making it sound easy. The idea of musical thought-trading might be an old one, but the music generated from those situations never gets old.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski


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