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Louie Bellson
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Louie Bellson
Title: Explosion
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ojc
Release Date: 4/2/1996
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Swing Jazz, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 025218672825, 0090204942619, 025218072823

CD Reviews

The Louie Bellson Explosion
(5 out of 5 stars)

"How can Bellson go wrong with soloists like Don Menza & Pete Christlieb on tenor, Dick Spencer on alto and Cat Anderson on trumpet?Once again, Don Menza writes a real "groover" in "Groove Blues". The saxi soli (prior to the solo passages) is again written in the classic Menza style."La Banda Grande" is a real mover for both Christlieb and Menza. And Menza closes it out with another one of his fiery solos.Strayhorn's "Intimacy of the Blues" shuffles off with Cat Anderson's screeching trumpet. More great solo work by Menza."Beyond Category" is a showpiece for Bellson, who has always been able to put togther top talent in the soloist chairs of his bands. One of Bellson's best bands."
Excellent big band work
Timothy Calkins | Chicago, IL, USA | 05/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this CD becuase we were trying to play Groove Blues in my jazz band. Although we never really mastered playing the song, I was very satisfied with my purchase. This CD has a wide variety of music ranging from funk to classic big band. On average, this CD is exellent. Worth buying for someone to get them turned on to big band jazz."