Pink Elephant Magic

Pink Elephant Magic is an album by American pianist Joanne Brackeen recorded in 1998 and released on the Arkadia Jazz label.[1][2]

Pink Elephant Magic
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 16, 1999
RecordedJune 2–3 and August 5 & 25, 1998
Studio39th Street Music, NYC
LabelArkadia Jazz
ProducerBob Karcy
Joanne Brackeen chronology
Power Talk
Pink Elephant Magic
Popsicle Illusion


Professional ratings
Review scores
All About Jazz[4]

AllMusic reviewer Scott Yanow stated "Joanne Brackeen's 22nd recording as a leader, this CD is one of her best overall recordings due to the high-quality material, the unpredictable arrangements, the variety, and the exciting and inventive solos by the pianist and her sidemen ... The music is quite unpredictable but joyful and ultimately logical. Highly recommended".[3] On All About Jazz, Glenn Astarita noted "Pink Elephant Magic is the complete package as Joanne Brackeen proves beyond a doubt her significant value to the jazz community while some of jazz’ top performers assist in carving out an album that is positively, "magical"".[4]

Track listing

All compositions by Joanne Brackeen except where noted.

  1. "Pink Elephant Magic" – 6:40
  2. "Ghost Butter" – 5:28
  3. "Wave" (Antônio Carlos Jobim) – 5:27
  4. "What's Your Choice, Rolls Royce?" – 5:46
  5. "Beethoven Meets the Millennium in Spain" – 8:10
  6. "Strange Meadowlark" (Dave Brubeck) – 6:46
  7. "Tico-Tico" (Zequinha de Abreu) – 5:15
  8. "In Vogue" – 8:22
  9. "Cram 'n Exam" – 6:21
  10. "Filene's" – 7:15



  1. Joanne Brackeen: album entry accessed February 17, 2017
  2. Arkadia Records: album entry accessed February 17, 2017
  3. Yanow, Scott. Joanne Brackeen – Pink Elephant Magic: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  4. Astarita, G. All About Jazz Review, May 1, 1999
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