Today Only: Angel Eyes by Matt Dennis

by Art Pepper

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One of the Atlas Tracks I'm writing about for Omnivore.
This is a one day stream, because it's so beautiful

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Sliding from suggestive to sublime, Art gives us, Angel Eyes. Matt Dennis wrote some of the most beautiful ballads in the whole world: Everything Happens to Me, Violets for Your Furs. Here we get two heavenly takes of what I think of as his prettiest. And that’s partly why we picked this band. For the ballad. Russ, Bob, and Carl knew Art and all his predilections. They knew he liked his ballads slow all through, because, to him, they weren’t just armatures for hanging improvising on. They were emotional structures to be explored with subtlety and feeling. Which is what Art does, what Russ does during his tender and so logical solo. And remember what I said about how Magnusson’s bass sings?! You can really hear it croon throughout this song.

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released March 19, 2017
Bill Watrous, Russ Freeman, Bob Magnusson, Carl Burnett

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