Per Goldschmidt Frankly: A Tribute to Sinatra
Jazziz: "...it's pleasantly surprising to hear Ol' Blue Eyes saluted in a hard bop setting....reminds us that the baritone sax deserves a lot more exposure..."
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- Released: August 9, 1994
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Milestone
Jazziz - 2/95, p.90"...it's pleasantly surprising to hear Ol' Blue Eyes saluted in a hard bop setting....reminds us that the baritone sax deserves a lot more exposure..."
- $0.99 on iTunes1.You and the Night and the Music
- $0.99 on iTunes2.It Happened in Monterey
- 3.Theme for Eve
- 4.Forever Frank
- 5.Frankly Speaking
- 6.A Man Alone
- $0.99 on iTunes7.Too Marvelous for Words
- $0.99 on iTunes8.Fly Me to the Moon
- $0.99 on iTunes9.Come Fly With Me
- $0.99 on iTunes10.You Make Me Feel So Young
- $0.99 on iTunes11.Second to None
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Personnel: Per Goldschmidt (baritone saxophone), Tom Harrell (trumpet, flugelhorn), Niels Lan Doky (piano), Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass), Alvin Queen (drums).
Recorded at Easy Sound, Copenhagen, Denmark on December 4, 1993. Includes liner notes by Mike Zwerin.
Personnel: Per Goldschmidt (baritone saxophone); Tom Harrell (trumpet, flugelhorn); Niels Lan Doky (piano); Alvin Queen (drums).
Liner Note Author: Mike Zwerin.
Recording information: Easy Sound, Copenhagen, Denmark (12/04/1993).
Photographer: Gorm Valentin.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Alvin Queen; Niels Lan Doky; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen; Tom Harrell.
When Frank Sinatra died in 1998, it was inevitable that countless artists would come out with tribute albums, some of which reeked of cheap, grave-robbing exploitation. Per Goldschmidt, however, was among those insightful enough to pay tribute to Sinatra when he was still alive. It was in 1993 (several years before Sinatra's death) that the baritone saxman recorded his excellent tribute album Frankly. Joined by trumpeter Tom Harrell, pianist Niels Lan Doky, bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen and drummer Alvin Queen, Goldschmidt provides passionate hard bop interpretations of some of the songs that Sinatra defined (including "Fly Me to the Moon," "You Make Me Feel So Young" and "Come Fly With Me"), along with some original material. The baritonist himself wrote the bluesy "Frankly Speaking," the exuberant "Second to None" and the dusky ballad "Theme for Eve," all of which work well alongside classics associated with Old Blue Eyes. Recorded in Copenhagen, Frankly is among the few Goldschmidt dates that has come out on an U.S. label -- it's too bad American listeners haven't had more exposure to the captivating improviser. ~ Alex Henderson
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