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Half Past Autumn Suite

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Moonscape
Artist: Gordon Parks, Irvin Mayfield
7:57
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02
Love Petals
Artist: Gordon Parks, Irvin Mayfield
4:20
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03
Evening
Artist: Gordon Parks, Irvin Mayfield
6:55
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Jazz Poetry #2
Artist: Gordon Parks, Irvin Mayfield
3:22
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Flowerscape
Artist: Gordon Parks, Irvin Mayfield
9:04
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Fatimah
Artist: Gordon Parks, Irvin Mayfield
5:01
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Jazz Poetry #1
Artist: Gordon Parks, Irvin Mayfield
4:52
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Blue Dawn (feat. Wynton Marsalis)
Artist: Gordon Parks, Wynton Marsalis, Irvin Mayfield
8:07
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Wind Song (feat. Gordon Parks)
Artist: Gordon Parks, Irvin Mayfield
4:58
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Toward Infinity
Artist: Gordon Parks, Irvin Mayfield
6:31
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 61:07

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What a Mistake

frankiepop

A mistake to associate the Great Gordon Parks with such a poser.

They Say All Music Guide

Trumpeter and los Hombres Calientes co-founder Irvin Mayfield’s third album for the Basin Street label is an ambitious suite of compositions written in honor of photographer Gordon Parks, whose works were placed on exhibit in the New Orleans Museum of Art in 2000. As might be expected, Mayfield’s compositions tend towards the abstract and impressionistic, with moments that draw explicitly on various musical traditions of New Orleans (note especially the brass band and second-line flavors that permeate “Evening”) and on the blues (note especially the wonderful “Blue Dawn (‘Til the Morning),” which features a spectacular cameo appearance by Wynton Marsalis). The album’s finest moment, though, comes on the gently beautiful “Wind Song,” a trumpet and piano duet between Mayfield and Parks himself. The CD includes a CD-ROM component that offers downloadable photos from the exhibition, an interview with Parks, and two behind-the-scenes videos of the band during the album’s recording sessions. Recommended. – Rick Anderson

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