Howard Alden: I Remember Django
Arbors RecordsARCD: 19401
Anat Cohen-clarinet (tracks 2, 3, 4, 7, 8)
Warren Vache-cornet (tracks 1, 5, 6, 11)
—From the album notes by Phyllis Kessel, Barney's widow and a senior editor of San Diego Home/ Garden Lifestyles magazine.
It's little wonder that guitarist Howard Alden chose I Remember Django for the title of this CD. Alden famously coached Sean Penn on how to play the guitar and soloed on the guitar sound track for Penn's role as a Django-style guitarist in the 1999 Woody Allen movie, Sweet and Lowdown. This association has followed him and spawned more than one Django-themed tour for Alden. Beyond this, Alden remains the consummate keeper of the flame for traditional jazz guitar.
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I Remember Django
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
I'm Confessin' That I Love You
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
I'll See You in My Dreams