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Remember Doc Cheatham


  • 1. I Double Dare You
    2. Kiss to Build a Dream On, A
    3. After I Say I'm Sorry (What Can I Say?)
    4. I Thought About You
    5. Love Will Find a Way
    6. That Old Gang of Mine
    7. Man I Love, The
    8. My Buddy
    9. Sweet Lorraine
    10. Duke Ellington Medley: Drop Me off in Harlem/Do Nothin' Till You ...: Drop Me Off In Harlem / Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
    11. I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling
    12. Lover Man
    13. Someday You'll Be Sorry
    14. I Want a Little Girl
    15. Medley: Don't Worry 'Bout Me/How Am I to Know?: Don't Worry 'Bout Me / How Am I To Know?
    16. Medley: Little Things That Mean So Much/I Guess I'll Get the Paper ...: Little Things That Mean So Much / I Guess I'll Get The Papers (And Go Home)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 19208

  • Credits
    ProducerChuck Folds
    EngineerDoug Pomeroy

    & His Sweet Basil Friends.
    Personnel: Chuck Folds (piano); Spanky Davis, Irvin Stokes (trumpet); Frank Tate (bass); Jackie Williams (drums).
    Recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City, New York on November 9 & 10, 1998. Includes liner notes by George Avakian & Chuck Folds.
    Personnel: Chuck Folds (piano); Irv Stokes, Spanky Davis (trumpet); Jackie Williams (drums).
    Audio Mixer: Doug Pomeroy.
    Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY (11/09/1998-11/10/1998).
    It's only fitting that Chuck Folds record a tribute to the late trumpeter, singer, and gentleman Doc Cheatham, who he first worked with in 1972 and continued to work with while playing a regular Sunday gig at Sweet Basil for 17 years until Cheatham's sudden death from a stroke in 1997. No one can replace Doc of course, so there are no friendly vocals with crisp diction, and veteran trumpeters Spanky Davis and Irvin Stokes aren't even featured on every song, as Folds chooses to reminisce alone at the keyboard on "A Kiss to Build a Dream On," "Sweet Lorraine," and several other tracks. Davis and Stokes work well together to capture the late trumpeter's cheerful spirit, especially on the brisk "My Buddy" and foot tapping "Someday You'll Be Sorry." The seasoned rhythm team includes Frank Tae on bass and Jackie Williams on drums. Doc must be smiling as he hears this music in between the great jam sessions in the sky. ~ Ken Dryden

  • Critic Reviews
    JazzTimes (11/00, p.84) - "...A heartfelt tribute....an alternately joyous and reflective revisit..."
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