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Big Band at the Savoy
Nat Pierce
Big Band at the Savoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop


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All Artists: Nat Pierce
Title: Big Band at the Savoy
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA Fs Imports
Release Date: 11/16/2004
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 743216111725, 743213007328, 758661979523

CD Reviews

Mike DiMartino | Rochester, NY | 05/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hello, I'm Mike DiMartino, and back in 1963 I bought the original 1957 LP. I just wanted to tell everyone, this album was recorded in RCA's studios--not LIVE! at the Savoy Ballroom (though the band did play the Savoy regularly at the time). But let me also tell you: this is a great session! Lots of Buck Clayton (trumpet) and The Vice Prez, Paul Quinichette (tenor sax), whose exchanges with little-known tenor saxophonist Dick Hafner, on "Stompin' at the Savoy," are the cream of the album. "Stompin'..." is a 12-minute jam where everybody in the band gets to stretch out--everybody! Several tracks also feature some far-out-there soloing from seldom recorded alto saxophonist Tony Ortega. Though not of the screamin', wailin' big band variety, this is a really swingin' date that's been unavailable for many years. Go for it, I say."