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Live in Bremen & Paris 1964
George Sextet Russell
Live in Bremen & Paris 1964
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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2008 release containing two previously unreleased 1964 live performances by the splendid George Russell Sextet featuring Thad Jones, Joe Farrell and Al Tootie Heath. George Russell began working outside the United States w...  more »

     
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All Artists: George Sextet Russell
Title: Live in Bremen & Paris 1964
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Gambit Spain
Release Date: 8/20/2008
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 8436028692934

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2008 release containing two previously unreleased 1964 live performances by the splendid George Russell Sextet featuring Thad Jones, Joe Farrell and Al Tootie Heath. George Russell began working outside the United States with his sextet for the first time in the early sixties. He toured Western Europe in 1964 with an unusual line-up of musicians. On this CD, recorded `live' at concerts in Bremen, Germany, and the famous Salle Pleyel in Paris, France, eight extended pieces are featured, of which four are Russell originals and the remainder are adventurous arrangements of the Miles Davis evergreen 'Sippin' at Bells' and two celebrated ballads: Thelonious Monk's '`Round About Midnight' and 'You Are My Sunshine' written by the then governor of Louisiana, Jimmy Burns. This disc contains two quite unusual versions of this famous ditty, which are the only recorded renditions without singer Sheila Jordan. In her place trumpeter Thad Jones is featured, playing brilliantly creative solos in a completely new style. The CD also contains two interesting versions of Russell's 'D.C. Divertimento', written for the recently assassinated president John F. Kennedy. Gambit.

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A. Russell | Boston | 10/08/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Yet another bit of shoddy business by thieves. This is an unauthorized release which was done without the knowledge or permission of my late husband, George Russell. What this means is that the artist receives no payment for CD sales, and had no input into the mixing process, something which George, as the creator of his music, always insisted upon to produce the best quality recording. All profits go to the record company, a company which has been particularly aggressive in issuing intellectual property to which they own no rights. Show respect for the jazz artists they victimize, and refuse to buy their product.
Alice Russell"