Jazz guitarist Dan Rose recently released a pair of "memorable" albums. One is a solo guitar instrumental album titled "Last Night..." and the other finds Rose teaming up with French pianist Claudine Francois on another album of instrumentals titled "New Leaves." Dan's solo work finds him covering some well-known jazz standards like "Body And Soul" and "Moonlight In Vermont." He delivers a Duke Ellington medley, with the gentle touch of the string for "Prelude To A Kiss" and "Sophisticated Lady." You will follow Dan's every note, as he softly strums his way through "Tenderly," while also simplifying every note in "If I Loved You. He wraps up his solo album with the sweet melody of "Last Night We Were Young" and the good night sound of "Dreamsville."
His collaboration with Claudine Francois adds another dimension to the music with, Claudine's piano filling in the empty spots. The album opens with the Dan Rose original "The New Leaf," which is more upbeat than anything on the "Last Night..." album. The two artists work together wonderfully on their cover of "Monk's Dream," while Claudine takes the lead with the rhythmic piano performance of "Ladies In Mercedes." They lock into the perfect groove on Horace Silver's "Senor Blues," before finishing with the gentle sway of "Yes I Do" and the floating melody of "The Seagulls Of Kristiansund." To find out more about Dan Rose and his two new albums "Last Night..." and "New Leaves," please visit danrosemusic.com.