Ray Brown

Moonlight in Vermont

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Ray Brown's Moonlight in Vermont is the companion CD to the earlier Blues for Jazzo, but it gives one the impression of a convenient way to issue leftover material, because two of the six tracks are alternate takes of songs that appeared on the first release. The lack of liner notes and song credits aren't very helpful, though the songs are presumably all written by either vibraphonist Darwin Gross and/or guitarist Rodney Jones, except for a lukewarm rendition of the old standard "Moonlight in Vermont." The rest of the songs tend to be rather low-key and bland. Also like the earlier CD, the talents of Ray Brown, John Lewis, and Mickey Roker are not fully utilized. There's very little incentive to purchase this release.

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