*Celebrating 100 years of Duke Ellington*
Tom Baker (trumpet, trombone, alto sax, tenor sax)
Dan Barrett (trombone, valve trombone, cornet, vocals)
Frank Roberscheuten (tenor sax, alto sax, clarinet)
Joep Peeters (alto sax, baritone sax)
Chris Hopkins (piano)
Karel Algoed (bass)
Onno de Bruyn (drums) 

Arbors Records ARCD 19225

01Take The 'A' Train
Billy Strayhorn
02Swing Pan Alley
Edward 'Duke' Ellington / Cootie Williams
03I Didn't Know About You
Bob Russell / Edward 'Duke' Ellington
04Subtle Slough
Edward 'Duke' Ellington
05The Jeep Is Jumpin'
Johnny Hodges / Edward 'Duke' Ellington
06Moonlight Fiesta
Irving Mills / Juan Tizol
07Ballad Medley:
07aIn A Sentimental Mood
Manny Kurtz / Irving Mills / Edward 'Duke' Ellington
07bI Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
Edward 'Duke' Ellington
Eddie DeLange / Irving Mills / Edward 'Duke' Ellington
08In A Mellotone
Milt Gabler / Edward 'Duke' Ellington
09The Mooche
Edward 'Duke' Ellington
10Love's In My Heart
Irving Mills / Hayes Alvis / Edward 'Duke' Ellington
11Mood Indigo
Edward 'Duke' Ellington / Barney Bigard / Irving Mills
12Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Mercer Ellington / Edward 'Duke' Ellington
13Squatty Roo
Johnny Hodges
14Pitter Panther Patter
Edward 'Duke' Ellington
15East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
Bubber Miley / Edward 'Duke' Ellington
16Happy Reunion
Edward 'Duke' Ellington
17C Jam Blues
Edward 'Duke' Ellington / Barney Bigard

>The Ellington Centennial focused new attention on the maestro and inspired a welcome flurry of releases - both reissues an newly recorded tributes. In the wake of this activity, one would be hard-pressed to conceive a fresh approach for another Ellington project. Yet this truly international ensemble of accomplished players has managed to do just that through ist varied repertoire (covering four decades of Ellingtonia), imaginative arrangements and inventive solos.<

Ed Berger
(Associate Director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University)

>This tribute to Duke Ellington has a truly international cast, with a septet co-led by Dutch saxophonist Frank Roberscheuten and American trombonist/cornetist Dan Barrett, it also includes baritone saxophonist Joep Peeters and drummer Onno de Bruijn (from the Netherlands), bassist Karel Algoed (Belgium), as well as two Americans now making their living overseas, pianist Chris Hopkins (Germany) and cornetist, trombonist, and saxophonist Tom Baker (Australia). Although many CDs honoring the legendary bandleader and prolific composer tend to concentrate exclusively on the hits or just one small era, this group covers songs from the 1920s through the 1950s, covering some obvious crowd pleasers as well as forgotten or overlooked gems. 'Take the 'A' Train' opens with a pleasant waltzing introduction, with Hopkins capturing the flavor (without slavishly copying) Ellington's style, Barrett handles Ray Nance's famous 1941 cornet solo with aplomb. Roberscheuten's transcription of 'Subtle Slough' (later known as 'Just Squeeze Me') from a Rex Stewart-led small group session has a fine muted cornet solo by Baker. Hopkins tackles 'The Mooche' as a piano solo and duets with Algoed on 'Pitter Panther Patter,' recreating Ellington's famous duet with Jimmy Blanton at a slightly slower tempo. Barrett switches from slide trombone to valve trombone for 'Moonlight Fiesta,' a Latin number accented by de Bruijn's maracas. 'Happy Reunion' was a ballad feature for tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves, which made ist public debut at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival but never really caught on, Roberscheuten's rich tenor captures ist essence with some lush accompaniment by Hopkins and the rhythm section. The finale is a brisk 'C Jam Blues,' featuring a chorus by each musician as well as comic introductions of each of the soloists by Peeters. Swing fans will want to pick up this fun-filled CD<
Ken Dryden,

Gesamtspieldauer: 73:32

Preis: 20.00 EUR