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Artist: Argel, Gene
Title: Luminescent
Format: CD
Catalog Number:82682
Barcode:805558268229 itemnumber=1000117508
Price: $15.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 1/20/2015
Availability: In Stock
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Promotional Info
West Coast performances; Over 75 national & international press contacts serviced; Service to 300 jazz stations including CMJ and Jazzweek reporting stations; Service print & internet jazz magazines.

A Tacoma native, pianist Gene Argel left the Northwest in his early 20s to gig in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and points west, including the island of Maui, where he's lived since 1982. In this big-hearted outing, Gene returned to Seattle to join old friends for his recording debut as a leader - at 76 years old! They create music that is joyful, soulful and funky, as heard on Jay Thomas' 'Baby Gator,' two beautiful tunes from his long time Maui collaborator, guitarist Shiro Mori, and compositions inspired by Gene's family heritage - "Annette," for Metlakatla, a Tsimpshian community in British Columbia, and "Haida Welcome Song," Gene's arrangement of an age-old chant. A beloved figure in Hawaiian Island and Northwest music communities for four decades, this debut is a long time coming. "If a lifetime of soulfulness, joy and good karma could be distilled into a single recording, it would sound exactly like this." - Tom Stevens, Author.

Track Listing
[6:45]  Annette    

[5:37]  People     

[5:37]  Time Sweet Time   

[8:45]  Soul Leo   

[7:26]  Baby Gator    

[6:50]  Geneology    

[4:44]  Haida Welcome Song 

[8:01]  Hermosa    

[8:00]  If I Loved You

Performers on this Album
Jay Thomas: alto, tenor sax, trumpet
Gene Argel: piano
Chuck Deardorf: bass
Mark Ivester: drums
Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: CD         
Original Recording Location: David Lange Studios, Edgewood, Wa
Original Recording Engineer: David Lange
Mastering Facility: Dan Dean Productions, Seattle
Mastering Engineer: Dan Dean
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