thoughts/ideas/opinions from scott hodge

Sunday, March 14


This is an album that I never get tired of listening to (it's the 2nd time I've blogged about this CD, that should say something...). It's one of my favorites. It's a live CD recorded on 9/11/01 (which gives the album incredible emotional overtones...). It was recorded in a beautiful courtyard in Tuscany, Italy with a private group of about 200 close friends. The DVD is even better than the CD.

Sting is not only a great performer but also a true musical artist. His blend of jazz, gospel and rock is stunning. The song, "Roxanne", has an incredible jazz break in the middle of it - with a beautiful trombone solo (Clark Gayton). "Moon Over Bourbon Street" is done perfectly with a beautiful jazz sound. It kind of makes you feel like you are sitting in a jazz bar in New Orleans - you can almost smell the smoke in the air.

Great CD - order it here. You won't be disapointed.