Sunset Eyes 2000

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Sunset Eyes 2000 1:01:25 $11.98
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1 Nothing But The Truth 6:05 $1.49 Buy
2 Moving In 5:08 $1.49 Buy
3 There Is No Greater Love 6:17 $1.49 Buy
4 Sunset Eyes 5:34 $1.49 Buy
5 Cheek To Cheek 7:00 44.1/16 Album only
6 Don'T Touch Me 5:43 $1.49 Buy
7 The Blue Sombrero 5:00 $1.49 Buy
8 I Got It Bad 3:47 $1.49 Buy
9 Wheelin' And Dealin' 4:28 $1.49 Buy
10 Blue Bossa 7:39 44.1/16 Album only
11 Sunset Eyes Latin 4:44 $1.49 Buy

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Jazz politics is an odd business. American jazz fans (and some critics) are often territorical, claiming This is East Coast or This is West Coast Jazz. Also they tend to take New Yorkers more seriously than players from Los Angeles. This is, of course, absurd. (And I don ‘t say that just because I live in LA!) Equally absurd is the idea that because jazz was born in the U.S., only Americans can be proficient. Afro-Cuban and South American players are includedd among the proficients; however, although there have been a few European players who have reached star level in jazz (from Stephane Grappelli to Michel Petrucciani), I think a European jazz player has got to work twice as hard to be generally accepted and appreciated both in the U.S. and in Europe! Ironically enough, the general American public is not that interested in jazz at all and the European public is more interested in American players than European musicians. There are more female jazz players – non-piano-playing, non-singing-females – than in days of yore, but only a handful achieve any fame. Even among payers women have a tough time being accepted. How frustrating it must be to play jazz! So many categories, so many prejudices. Imagine what it would be like to be a female European jazz trumpet player! But when I asked Saskia Laroo whether it had been difficult for her as a female trumpet player she seemed surprised. Playing the trumpet is what she has wanted to do most of her life and what she wants, she makes happen. Not only that, she is popular among her own people, playing regular gigs and major festivals. Besides that, she has broken an unwritten-but-generally-acknowledged rule that serious jazz musiciansd don ‘t lead pop music bands. Saskia is quite comfortable and equally popular in the Netherlands playing commercial music and straight-ahead jazz. And she does the latter with as much skills as any of her American counterparts. Teddy Edwards met her at a festival several years ago and was im,pressed enough to want to do a project with her. This has finally come to pass with this recording. And Saskia has already begun her American conquest with performing on both coasts.