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Rick Bogart
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Rick Bogart on Clarinet and Vocals
Morris Edwards on Bass, Don Edmonds on Piano
James Moore on Piano, Leonard Gaskin on Bass, Steve Little on Drums
Skip Schaffer on Drums, James Moore on Piano, Rick Doll on Bass

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
April 9, 2007

Rick Bogart and friends have recorded the quintessential compilation of renowned ballads, those songs that always remind us of moments lost in time. Rick Bogart plays each of 16 tracks with scintillating, soulful clarinet, accompanied by eight instrumentalists on piano, bass, and drums.

#10 – Stardust - Composed by Hoagy Carmichael. Rick Bogart brings a seamless clarity to his clarinet. James Moore, Leonard Gaskin, and Steve Little join in for unobtrusive contemporary rhythms. It’s obvious that Rick Bogart has been immersed in this genre for quite some time, mastering his development of musical nuance.

#13 – Medley: That’s a Plenty, Temptation, And the Angels Sing, Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen, I’ve Found a New Baby - Composed by L. Pollack, A. Freed/N. Brown, J. Mercer/Z. Ellman, S. Secunda, J. Teagarden, and P.W. Russell. This five-song medley is introduced by Skip Schaffer on drums, followed by solo clarinet and rhythmic drum rolls. Bogart’s versatility on the clarinet is highlighted as the music turns dynamic and delightful. James Moore on piano and Rick Doll on bass help close the medley, especially in the enchanting, Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen.

#15 - Apex Blues - Composed by Hoagy Carmichael. This Swing/Jazz -infused ballad, accompanied by Morris Edwards on bass and Don Edmonds on piano, is first introduced by Bogart on clarinet. Edmonds takes the following lead, and then Edwards, as each musician interprets the bluesy composition with improvisational interest. Edwards’ soulful strings add depth, leading into Bogart’s energetic finish.

#16 - Goodbye - Composed by G. Jenkins. Eerie, ethereal, and elegant, this solo clarinet piece closes the record. Many masters have interpreted this ballad, even Sinatra. Its magnetic melody is a fine choice to close this record. Rick Bogart’s clarinet extends the final “Goodbye”.

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