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American Swinging in Paris
Cat Anderson
American Swinging in Paris
Genre: Jazz
 
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

Import exclusive series features 12 tracks including 'A 'Chat' With Cat', 'Don't Get Around Much Anymore', & 'Muskrat Ramble'. Guests include Joe Turner, Claude Bolling, Paul Gonsalves, & more. EMI.

      
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All Artists: Cat Anderson
Title: American Swinging in Paris
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI
Release Date: 3/9/2003
Album Type: Import
Genre: Jazz
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724353965822

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Import exclusive series features 12 tracks including 'A 'Chat' With Cat', 'Don't Get Around Much Anymore', & 'Muskrat Ramble'. Guests include Joe Turner, Claude Bolling, Paul Gonsalves, & more. EMI.
 

CD Reviews

Ellingtonian Combos
Nikica Gilic | Zagreb, Croatia | 07/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This intriguing edition from "EMI Music France" series "Americans swinging in Paris" is actually called "Cat Anderson - The Ellingtonian".

Anderson leads several combos on this CD; the trombonists are Quentin Jackson (songs 8-12) and George "Buster" Cooper (songs 1-5 and 7), Russell Procope plays clarinet and alto sax (songs 1-5 and 7-12), Paul Gonsalves plays tenor (1-5, 7). While rhythm section changes pianists and bass players (some of which are really fine French musicians), the ellingtonian Sam Woodyard plays drums on all selections.

The songs are recorded in 1958 and 1964 and, as you may get some idea on amazon's samples, mainly consist of good old fashion swing, with hints of dixieland and a touch of modern jazz (Paul Gonsalves).

The music is consistently excellent and proves that Anderson was not merely a high-note specialist, but a complete artist, capable to perform in several styles and registers on his trumpet. However, extreme fans of Ellington's orchestra might find the combo format insufficiently rich for their full satisfaction."