Randy Sandke Randy Sandke Meets Bix Beiderbecke (Live)
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- by Woody Herman ~ Blue Flame: Portrait of a Jazz Legend ~ $17.40
- Released: September 27, 2005
- Label: Nagel-Heyer Germany
- 1.Figety Feet
- 2.Tia Juana
- 3.Davenport Blues
- 4.My Pretty Girl
- 5.Singin' The Blues / I'm Comin' Virginia
- 8.Because My Baby Don't Mean Maybe Now
- 10.Wait till You See 'Ma Cherie
- 11.Riverboat Shuffle
- 12.China Boy
- 13.My Melancholy Baby
- 14.At the Jazz Band Ball
- 15.I'll Be a Friend With Pleasure
- 16.Clarinet Marmalade
- 17.Sweet Sue
This is a digitally remastered version of THE BIX BEIDERBECKE ERA, Nagel Heyer (2), and contains bonus tracks.
Personnel: Randy Sandke (leader, trumpet); Scott Robinson (saxophone); Dan Barrett (trombone); Ken Peplowski (clarinet); Mark Shane (piano); Marty Grosz (guitar, vocals); Linc Milliman (bass); Dave Ratajczak (drums).
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Dan Barrett , Ken Peplowski, Mark Shane, Marty Grosz, Scott Robinson .
Randy Sandke's 1993 concert tribute to the legendary cornetist Bix Beiderbecke is classic jazz at its best, not just mere note for note re-creations, but capturing the spirit of the original recordings. Surrounding himself with some of the best players of the last decade of the 20th century, including clarinetist Ken Peplowski, trombonist Dan Barrett, multi-reed player Scott Robinson, and the dependable (and often zany) guitarist Marty Grosz, the trumpeter and his band have the Hamburg audience in their palms from the opening track, a spirited take of "Fidgety Feet." The solos are at a consistently high level, with no one player threatening to dominate the proceedings; even Grosz, who can be an overbearing showboat in a live setting, keeps his unaccompanied vocal rendition of "Changes" somewhat restrained, showcasing his skills as an acoustic guitarist as well. One of the small group highlights features Peplowski and pianist Mark Shane in a rousing rendition of "China Boy." Highly recommended. ~ Ken Dryden
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