Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Bobby Shew with Chuck Findley|
Trumpets No End
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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Two notorious trumpetplayers
Joachim Tromark | Sweden | 04/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bobby Shew and Chuck Findley truly belong to the top ten trumpetplayers of our time. Both appear as sidemen on thousands of recording sessions with famous artists and on TV, film and commercial gigs. A lot of people have never heard of these guys but if they take a good look in their record collection they will find their names somwhere for sure. Bobby and Chuck has been playing together for many years in bands such as Buddy Rich, Don Menza, The Singers Unlimited etc. On this cd you can hear them soar together for the first time in a quintet setting.
If you expected to hear a trumpetbattle you will be disappointed but if you enjoy when people pay musical attention to each other and perform beautiful music together without ego problems this is it. Both Bobby and Chuck are wonderful soloists. Bobby's relaxed playing is marvellous and Chuck's beautiful sound and timing is impeccable. It's also evident that both players are among the best leadtrumpet players in the world. They also play wonderful flugelhorn. The arrangements are very nice and the rhythm section (Art Resnick, Sherman Ferguson and John Patitucci) is really cooking.Special highlights to mention are the opening track "Brownie Speaks" where they play Clifford Brown's original solo in unison and the beautiful composition by Bobby called "Nadalin". There is also a breathtaking up-tempo version of Cole Porter's "I Love You" with some awesome trumpetplaying by Chuck Findley reminiscent of the early days with the Buddy Rich Big Band.
I'm very surprised that I'm the first person to review this album. It's A MUST HAVE for every serious trumpetplayer"