Louie’s Dream by Eli Yamin and Evan Christopher
TRACKLIST & AUDIO
Thanks to all our jazz heroes past and present. Also thanks to Rhea Gill of Arts are Basic in Nebraska for asking us to put together a program of our heroes and to Judi Holifield and the Mississippi Arts Commission for presenting the duo several times and supporting its growth. Thank-you to Adrianna Fabrega for the use of her magnificent painting for the cover. The painting was originally inspired by Rwandan Child, a composition by Eli Yamin. It perfectly represents Louie’s Dream, and the idea that paying attention to the wisdom of children helps us know and support the unity of all humanity.
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Louie’s Dream is an album of spirited and simpatico duets
NATE CHINEN, THE NEW YORK TIMES US
With two young and inspired players like Messrs. Christopher and Yamin, the duet format is a perfect setting for making the legacy of traditional jazz—and songs older than their grandfathers—come alive
WALL STREET JOURNAL US
Yamin and Christopher look back to a time when jazz was alive with visceral sensation. This is the music of a day gone by, reinvigorated for a new generation. It honors the past, not by copying but by building on what had been done; everything old made new again
JACK GOODSTEIN, BLOGCRITICS.ORG US
Sheer beauty in a variety of moods and colors
DONALD ELFMAN NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD US
Really terrific! Some of the most satisfying music I’ve heard in a long time… every track is just beautiful!
ED BERGER, CO AUTHER BENNY CARTER: A LIFE IN AMERICAN MUSIC US
Some albums just emanate the heart of Jazz so clearly that the appeal spans across the board. Louie’s Dream is one of those albums
DAVE SUMNER EMUSIC.COM US
We are all blown away. The Eli Yamin Quartet represents the best of what America stands for
GOLI AMERI, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE US
Eli reminds me of Pete Seeger. He’s a musician playing for a better world. As talent scout, opportunity-finder, justice-seeker and audience-builder, Eli Yamin doesn’t want to just play for you. He wants the essence of his jazz to infiltrate your community
BECCA PULLIAM, PRODUCER OF NPR’S JAZZ SET WITH DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER US
I watched your DVD and thoroughly enjoyed it
BILL CLINTON, PRESIDENT/SAXOPHONIST
Eli has an amazing talent for translating his passion for the music to his audience. He also has the teaching skills that equal his musicianship skills, and that’s a rare find
ERIKA FLORESKA, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER US
I have to congratulate you…for your creative approach
DAVE BRUBECK, PIANIST/COMPOSER USE US
I learn from Eli every time I see him work
WYNTON MARSALIS, TRUMPETER/COMPOSER US
Music just flows out of him
JOHN CORIGLIANO, COMPOSER US
This man has met Thelonious Monk
AMIRI BARAKA, WRITER US
Solid and swinging
SCOTT YANOW, L.A. JAZZ SCENE US
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