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The London Gig


  • 1. Sing a Song of Love
    2. My Mother (The Jazz Singer)
    3. Blues for Freddy
    4. Drum Squad
    5. Jus Fer Us
    6. We've Come a Long Way Together
    7. Put It Right Here
    8. Santos
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 965

  • Credits
    ProducerAlan Freeman
    EngineerDave Ford; Ray Prickett

    Louie Bellson Big Band: Louie Bellson (drums); Ted Nash, Ken Hitchcock, Matt Catingub, William E. "Santos" Murray, Joe Sudler (saxophone); John Eckert, Greg Ruvolo, Walt Johnson, Brian O'Flaherty, Dave Katz (trumpet); Dana Hughes, Clinton Sharman, Hale Rood, Don Mikkelsen (trombone); Frank Strazzeri (piano); George Duvivier (bass).
    Recorded at PRT Studios, London, England on November 1, 1982. Includes liner notes by Norman Granz and Louie Bellson.
    Digitally remastered by Joe Tarantino (1998, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
    Personnel: Louie Bellson (drums); Kenneth Hitchcock, Joe Sudler, Ted Nash, Matt Catingub (saxophone); Brian O'Flaherty, Dave Katz, Walt Johnson , Greg Ruvolo, John Eckert (trumpet); Hale Rood, Don Mikkelsen, Dana Hughes, Clinton Sharman (trombone); Frank Strazzeri (piano).
    Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
    Liner Note Author: Louie Bellson.
    Recording information: PRT Studios, London, England (11/1982).
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Brian O'Flaherty; Kenneth Hitchcock; Hale Rood; Don Mikkelsen; Frank Strazzeri; Joe Sudler; George Duvivier; Dave Katz; Walt Johnson ; Dana Hughes; Ted Nash; Greg Ruvolo; John Eckert; Louie Bellson; Matt Catingub; Clinton Sharman.
    Drummer Louie Bellson's 1982 big band performs five of his originals and one song apiece by Matt Catingub ("My Mother the Jazz Singer" is dedicated to Mavis Rivers), Hale Rood and Bob Florence ("Drum Squad"). The mostly young band features talented soloists in trumpeter John Eckert, altoist Catingub, pianist Frank Strazzeri and tenorman Ted Nash, making this an album worth searching for by big-band collectors. ~ Scott Yanow

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