Title - Ticket To Ride
Artist - Loren Daniels
For those unaware, Loren Daniels is professional musician with over
30 years experience in the music business in composition, performance, recording and producing.
Loren is a prolific composer and skilled arranger,
writing original tunes heard on his own CDs, as
well as creating highly original versions of classic
jazz, R&B and pop tunes often performed live.
Loren is a co-founder of the well-established jazz
band The Reggie Pittman / Loren Daniels Quartet,
which performs often in the Greater New York Area
at clubs and at events by invitation.
The rich and famous songs of John Lennon and Paul McCartney formed the soundtrack for the second half of the 1960s and have been revisited a countless number of times.
Rather than stick to the usual treatments, on his brand new album, entitled Ticket To Ride, Loren Daniels has rearranged, modernized and transformed their music into stirring jazz.
While originally conceived as an acoustic trio set with vocals, the project grew over time with Daniels also being heard on organ, electric piano, melodica, and multi-tracked background vocal harmonies!
With fine contributions bu the supportive team of bassists Belden Bullock and drummer Jonathan Peretz, Daniels sings a few well-known Beatles songs along with some that are rarely performed, creating a continually surprising set of music.
1. Drive My Car (4.00)
2. Ticket To Ride (6:11)
3. Iím Only Sleeping (6:14)
4. With a Little Help from My Friends (5:10)
5. For No One (4:35)
6. Eight Days A Week (6:34)
7. Come Together (5:46)
8. Blackbird (4:25)
9. Iíll Follow The Sun (5:01)
10. You Canít Do That (6:22)
This vibrantly heartfelt album opens on the free wheeling Drive My Car and the titular, albeit soulfully transformed Ticket To Ride, and backs those up with the balladry of Iím Only Sleeping, the slow roll of the lower tempoíed With a Little Help from My Friends and then we get the lushly orchestrated For No one.
Along next is the dance floor swirl of the magnificent Eight Days A Week which is in turn followed seamlessly by the smooth funk within Come Together, the elegantly orchestrated Blackbird, the album rounding out on the finger-snapping Iíll Follow The Sun, closing on the skittle-skattle vibe of You Canít Do That.
In closing, the fabulous Ticket To Ride, perhaps the finest recorded showcase for the multi-talented Loren Daniels to date, evokes the coming together of the Beatles and creative jazz, shedding new light on the songs of Lennon and McCartney.
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