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|The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band|
The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band
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OUT OF PRINT BUT NOT OUT OF MIND
daddyojazz | NYC | 01/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"CAPITOL,EMI,BLUE NOTE or whoever has the rights to this recording should re-issue this fine material once again. Released in 1996, the ONLY recording of the CARNEIGIE HALL JAZZ BAND is a rewarding experience to any jazz lovers ears. The music director for the ensemble was trumpeter,Jon Faddis, and for the most part he has done an admirable job producing this along with Newport Jazz impressario, Goerge Wein.
8 tunes with 5 arrangers(Jim McNeely,Garnett Brown,Slide Hampton,Frank Foster and the unknown to my background at least, Randy Sandke). The band unlike others of its ilk, emphasizes classics(in the jazz and pop venues) instead of originals. However, there lies the knocking off of one star to this CD. The originals are not the way you might want to hear them played. Usually thats a good thing, but in some cases,i.e. IN THE MOOD, the opening number, it can get a little jarring.
That aside, the muscianship is top notch. Frank Wess,Jon Faddis,Ted Nash,Jerry Dodgion,Lew Tabackin, Renee Rosnes,to name a few in this band, turn in some fine solos.
This is not a "live" album eventhough it may look like it is at first glance.Recorded at Sony Music Studio B in NYC with a minimal amount of takes (according to the notes)with no post production or "mixing" which is a rarity today."