10 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Noted saxophonist Jimmy Greene suffered the ultimate horror when his six-year-old daughter Ana was killed during the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. While his grief will be a lifelong process, this step finds him making music to celebrate her life with a large group of friends pitching in. This often-poignant album never goes for the cheap emotional triggers, but the home recordings of Ana singing on “Saludos/Come Thou Mighty King” are unflinching in their acknowledgement of the occasion. Nearly as powerful are songs like “Ana’s Way” with singer Kurt Elling and a children’s choir, while “Seventh Candle” is lighter and more uplifting.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Noted saxophonist Jimmy Greene suffered the ultimate horror when his six-year-old daughter Ana was killed during the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. While his grief will be a lifelong process, this step finds him making music to celebrate her life with a large group of friends pitching in. This often-poignant album never goes for the cheap emotional triggers, but the home recordings of Ana singing on “Saludos/Come Thou Mighty King” are unflinching in their acknowledgement of the occasion. Nearly as powerful are songs like “Ana’s Way” with singer Kurt Elling and a children’s choir, while “Seventh Candle” is lighter and more uplifting.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Mr. BobaLew ,

Excellent!

The writing is outstanding. The production is inspired. The artistry - even the children singing - is so direct and unencumbered! The engineering and mastering is transparent.

If there was no story behind this recording it would stand well on its' own merits. But there is a story and Mr. Greene tells it as it should be told - with love and with hope, with thanksgiving, with joy, and with a vulnerable honesty.

If you only buy one track, you miss the point. It is not just a compilation of sketches and favorite tunes, but rather a complete thought, and that thought is worthy of our attention. Please, enjoy the entire opus. And enjoy it together with others.

Blue Rondo a la Turk ,

A Life Supreme

There are so many wonderful musicians, singers, that come together on this recording. You can
listen to it over and over, and there is always some melody, groove, feelings, there for you to infuse.
Then again, he’s been a part of so many fine music sessions and a personal favorite.

If you like this style, most highly recommend for you to listen to Billy Child’s recent “Map To The Treasure”, another gem.

DTJ💛💙💜💚❤️💖 ,

Talented Beyond Belief

I truly do miss my cousin Ana and Jimmy having the strength to get back to his music and tribute it to her is such an inspiration. I love them very much and the emotion and love defiantly shines through!

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