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Live from New York [Louie Bellson Big Band]
Louie Bellson Big Band
1. Soar Like an Eagle
2. Louie Shuffle
3. Blow Your Horn
4. L.A. Suite: Vine Street Waltz/Beverly and the Beach/(Studio City) ...: Vine Street Waltz / Beverly And The Beach / Gathering, (Studio City)
5. Louie & Clark Expedition
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 83334
Louie Bellson Big Band: Louie Bellson (drums); Joe Roccisano, Steve Wilson (alto saxophone); Ted Nash, Scott Robinson (tenor saxophone); Jack Stuckey (baritone saxophone); Robert Millikan, Danny Cahn, Glenn Drewes, Darryl Shaw, Marvin Stamm (trumpet); Lary Farrell, Mike Davis, Keith O'Quinn (trombone); Herb Besson (bass trombone); Derek Smith (piano); Harvie Swartz (bass).
Additional personnel: Clark Terry (flugelhorn).
Principally recorded live at Pace Downtown Theater, New York, New York on December 16, 1993. Includes liner notes by Patricia Willard.
Personnel: Louie Bellson (piano, drums); Joe Roccisano, Steve Wilson (alto saxophone); Ted Nash, Scott Robinson (tenor saxophone); Jack Stuckey (baritone saxophone); Daryl Shaw, Darryl Shawl, Robert Millikan, Marvin Stamm, Glenn Drewes, Danny Cahn (trumpet); Clark Terry (flugelhorn); Herb Besson (trombone, bass trombone); Michael Davis , Keith O'Quinn, Larry Farrell (trombone); Derek Smith (piano).
Liner Note Author: Patricia Willard.
Recording information: Highlights In Jazz, New York, NY (12/16/1993).
At 71, Louie Bellson on this CD displays more energy than most drummers half his age. Bellson not only takes solos on more than half the selections (including a lengthy workout on "Santos"), but he composed all seven originals; the only surprise is that Bellson decided to let some of his musical friends (including Matt Catingub, Tommy Newsom, and Bob Florence) arrange the charts instead of writing them himself. With concise solos from such sidemen as trumpeters Marvin Stamm and Glenn Drewes, tenorman Ted Nash, altoists Joe Roccisano and Steve Wilson, and trombonist Keith O'Quinn, Bellson's music is given perfectly suitable interpretations. But just in case, the equally ageless fluegelhornist Clark Terry (at 75) stars on two songs, including the exquisite ballad "Blow Your Horn." With Louie Bellson constantly driving the ensembles, this is a big band disc well worth acquiring. ~ Scott Yanow
JazzTimes (12/94, p.116) - "...beautiful sonic rendering...caught in the act in a responsive auditorium in New York....A classically proportioned evening: the big band was there, with a serious soloist as well in the person of Clark Terry....Bellson's big drumming, as good...as it gets..."
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