Alexander Zonjic - Doing The D (2009) [FLAC] Download

Release Name: Alexander_Zonjic-Doing_The_D-CD-FLAC-2009-FLACME
Artist: Alexander Zonjic
Album: Doing The D
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2009
Tracks: 10
Duration: 00:40:35
Size: 280.61 MB

It isn’t hard to see why some jazz listeners might approach Doin’ the D with trepidation. Flutist Alexander Zonjic is a smooth jazz artist, and one of the musicians featured on this 2009 release is the saxophonist so many jazz musicians love to hate: Kenny G. However, the album’s title song boasts Brian Bromberg on acoustic bass — and keyboardist Jeff Lorber co-produced many of the tracks in addition to helping with the composing, arranging, and engineering. So with that much participation from Lorber, could Doin’ the D really be all bad? It isn’t. Lorber’s presence is definitely a plus, and groove-oriented tunes like “Tourista,” “Good as Goldie,” and “Tongue Twister” (all of which Lorber composed and co-produced with Zonjic) balance commercial and artistic considerations. The track that features Kenny G is an ethereal version of Freddie Hubbard’s “Little Sunflower,” which Lorber arranged. Kenny G, who is heard on soprano sax, still sounds like a poor man’s Grover Washington, Jr. — which is the same problem that Najee, Boney James, and the late George Howard have all had — but Lorber’s appealing arrangement of the Hubbard standard is the track’s saving grace. Actually, Lorber is the saving grace on much of Doin’ the D. As a flutist, Zonjic has a long history of fluctuating between the funkiness of Herbie Mann and Hubert Laws on one hand and the blandness that has often plagued Tim Weisberg on the other — and Lorber seems to bring out a bit more of the Mann/Laws side of things on the tunes that he contributes to. Unfortunately, Lorber doesn’t have nearly enough solo space as a keyboardist; one wishes he had a lot more room to stretch out. And most of the tracks that Lorber is absent from are run-of-the-mill smooth jazz fluff. But this 40-minute CD has more pluses than minuses — and for all its slick, glossy commercialism, Doin’ the D still has more integrity than many of the smooth jazz discs that were released in the late 2000s. –All Music Guide

Tracklist:

  1. Alexander Zonjic – Top Down – 3:58 (879 kbps , 24.89 MB)
  2. Alexander Zonjic – From A To Z – 3:57 (954 kbps , 26.94 MB)
  3. Alexander Zonjic – Little Sunflower – 4:19 (943 kbps , 29.14 MB)
  4. Alexander Zonjic – Passion Island – 3:49 (1064 kbps , 29.12 MB)
  5. Alexander Zonjic – Tourista – 4:04 (983 kbps , 28.62 MB)
  6. Alexander Zonjic – Undun – 4:42 (938 kbps , 31.57 MB)
  7. Alexander Zonjic – Doin The D – 3:58 (945 kbps , 26.78 MB)
  8. Alexander Zonjic – Good As Goldie – 4:42 (985 kbps , 33.15 MB)
  9. Alexander Zonjic – River Raisin Nights – 3:44 (990 kbps , 26.41 MB)
  10. Alexander Zonjic – Tongue Twister – 3:26 (976 kbps , 24.01 MB)

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