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Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton
Doc Cheatham, Nicholas Payton
Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Despite their immense age difference, Cheatham and Payton find common ground in their shared affection for Louis Armstrong. Cheatham used to sub for Armstrong in Chicago in 1926, while Payton grew up in Armstrong's homet...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Doc Cheatham, Nicholas Payton
Title: Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 4/15/1997
Release Date: 4/15/1997
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: New Orleans Jazz, Swing Jazz, Dixieland
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731453706224

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Despite their immense age difference, Cheatham and Payton find common ground in their shared affection for Louis Armstrong. Cheatham used to sub for Armstrong in Chicago in 1926, while Payton grew up in Armstrong's hometown of New Orleans and resembles the jazz giant physically as well as musically. Many of the Tin Pan Alley standards on this project are associated with Satchmo, and the two trumpeters focus on his buttery tone and precision phrasing rather than his pyrotechnics. Like his old friend, Cheatham is a singer as well as a trumpeter, and his graceful, romantic vocals on numbers such as "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues" and "Save It Pretty Mama" show the way for the trumpet solos, which closely resemble the human voice. It bodes well for Payton's future that he adapts so instinctively to the past. --Geoffrey Himes

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It doesn't get much better than this...
Bruce Rheinstein | Woodbridge, VA USA | 11/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First of all, this is not a live album. It was recorded at Ultrasonic Studios in New Orleans, on September 9-11, 1996, and has a polish that only a studio recording can deliver.I first heard cuts from this album while driving on a back road in Virginia, listening to Hot Jazz Saturday Night, shortly after Doc Cheatham died. I was astonished at how good the tracks are. In my humble opinion, this is Doc Cheatham's best album. It may very well be Nicholas Payton's, too. What is even more astounding is that Doc Cheatham was 91 years old when he recorded this CD, yet there is a sweetness to his tone and a precision to his playing that few players of any age can ever hope to match."
Doc Cheatham's last treasure
JEAN-MARIE JUIF | BESANCON France | 09/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When this album was recorded,Doc Cheatham was 91 years old, and Nicholas Payton was 23.Every Doc Cheatham recording is a marvel,but there is a special treasury in this one : the fact that two trumpet players,of very different times, play so well together.Of course,Doc's playing is absolutely amazing for a man of his age, but time had no power on him,and the older he was, the better he played.Listen to Doc's outstanding playing at the beginning of "jeepers creepers", for example;or listen to any of the tunes,Doc's joy of beeing alive and playing is here,everywhere,on every tune.Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham is one of the greatest jazz trumpet players, and for me, the second one after Louis.Everything he plays is a treasure.I had the opportunity and the chance to be here when he recorded his "Dear Doc" album on Orange Blue label;and I'll always remember this sweet gentleman.Doc was a marvelous human beeing,a great man,and I hope he will be recognized as one of jazz'sd most talented trumpet players.Doc's playing is just like Billie Holiday's singing: it takes you like an octopus, and that's for life."
It don't get no better than this!
JEAN-MARIE JUIF | 05/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Best of the old, best of the new! A great combination of a veteran (and astonishing) old-line trumpter combined with the power and strength of one of the great modern trumpters. Tender, whimsical, thoroughly enjoyable."