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Louis Bellson, Louie Bellson
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Louis Bellson, Louie Bellson
Title: 150mph
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Concord Records
Release Date: 10/22/1996
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 013431403623, 013431003618

CD Reviews

Smokin' Big Band
tpt1111 | Bloomfield, NJ United States | 01/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Louie Bellson is a terrific drummer that often goes overlooked in the history of jazz drumming.
150 MPH is a great example of how a drummer is supposed to drive a big band. He is heard here with a group of mostly LA studio players.
Some nice trumpet solos by Conte Candoli.
The ensemble sections are tight and hard driving.
Overall, this is a very good album!"
Bellson's swinging big band
Bomojaz | South Central PA, USA | 07/27/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This was Louie Bellson's first album for Concord, and it's a big band outing. It's a good swinging band, a nice combination of tried-and-true name players (Harry Edison, Conte Candoli, Frank Rosolino) and young Turks (Don Menza, Bobby Shew, Pete Christlieb). Tune selection and approach also show diversity: some (SPACIN' HOME, HELLO YOUNG LOVERS) are straight-ahead jazz swingers, while others (SPANISH GYPSY, LOVE DREAMS) are more involved with orchestral coloration and feature varying tempos, more ensemble playing, and flutes and things. The sound is pretty good for a modern big band CD, too. Modern big band fans will enjoy this disc a lot."
An Incredible Album
Bomojaz | 06/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Duke Ellington, Count Basie... move over! This album is as modern and exciting as they come. Recorded live, 150 mph has some awesome tunes with more awesome arranging and still more awesome drumming! This is an album for musicians. Spin this once and you'll immediately know that you can't do much better. This is sophisticated, well crafted music. The whole album is simply incredible!"