Evening with Dave Grusin

An Evening with Dave Grusin

by Dave Grusin
     
 

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An Evening with Dave Grusin is essentially the soundtrack to the Blu-Ray DVD product, and an app for the iPad, both of which have loads more features. The composer, arranger, and pianist conducts the 75-piece Henry Mancini Orchestra in a live program of his own music -- tunes written for cinema -- as well as the

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An Evening with Dave Grusin is essentially the soundtrack to the Blu-Ray DVD product, and an app for the iPad, both of which have loads more features. The composer, arranger, and pianist conducts the 75-piece Henry Mancini Orchestra in a live program of his own music -- tunes written for cinema -- as well as the works of composers Gershwin, Bernstein, and Mancini. The show was co-produced by Grusin's longstanding business associate and collaborator Larry Rosen and Phil Ramone. The personnel includes guest appearances by vocalists Patti Austin, Jon Secada, and Monica Mancini, and instrumentalists Gary Burton, Arturo Sandoval, Nestor Torres, and Sammy Figueroa. Ultimately it's the music that matters and Grusin is in fine form, playing piano and conducting this orchestra. A dramatic version of his "Fratelli Chase" (from the score of the film Goonies) opens the set and is quickly followed by a romantic, nostalgic version of the theme from On Golden Pond, juxtaposed quite jarringly in a medley with his "New Hampshite Hornpipe." Austin appears on "Makin' Whoopee" (which he didn't write but which appeared in The Fabulous Baker Boys, a film he scored. The program moves on with the tribute section of the evening as Grusin and orchestra perform a medley from Gershwin's Porgy & Bess, followed by a selection of Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim tunes from West Side Story. Burton's vibes appear on "Cool," and Secada and Austin duet on "Somewhere." Somewhere throws a curve here conducting and playing piano in the lengthy, near-12-minute "Suite" from the film The Milagro Beanfield War, before returning to West Side Story with "I Feel Pretty," containing a lovely flute solo by Torres. Mancini gets the final tribute with Monica singing a delightful "Moon River"; Burton returns to solo on the "Peter Gunn Theme." The entire show closes on an uptempo note with "Memphis Stomp," from the Grusin-scored film, The Firm. Fans of the artist will take great delight in the program, which stands on its own apart form the Blu-Ray and iPad app. Just over an hour in length, it is near perfectly sequenced, and filled with not only nostalgia but evidence of Grusin's musical sophistication, as well as his accessibility and lasting appeal.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2011
Label:
Telarc
UPC:
0888072319950
catalogNumber:
31995
Rank:
76692

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dave Grusin   Primary Artist,Piano,Conductor
Patti Austin   Vocals,Soloist
Gary Burton   Vibes,Soloist
Arturo Sandoval   Trumpet
Nestor Torres   Flute,Soloist
Jon Secada   Vocals,Soloist
Sammy Figueroa   Percussion
Monica Mancini   Vocals,Soloist
Gregg Field   Drums
Pat Seymour   Saxophone
Joshua Lindsay   Bassoon
David Butterfield   Viola
Adam Diderich   Violin
Rodrigo Gallardo   Trumpet
Augie Haas   Trumpet
Troy Roberts   Saxophone
Matt Vashlishan   Saxophone
David Hartsman   Saxophone
Chad Bernstein   Trombone
Josh Allen   Bass
Daniel Susnjar   Drums
Sam Petitti   Guitar
Daniel Andai   Violin
Mike Cordone   Trumpet
Ashley Garritson   Celli
Ryan Gibson   Viola
Chen Wen Su   Violin
Charlie Hardt   Violin
Cassandra Rondinelli   Flute
Dylan Farnsworth   English Horn,Oboe
Jose Lacerda   Percussion
Danielle Woolery   Clarinet
John Palowitch   Saxophone
Hui Hsien Hung   Celli
Harrison Bryant   Celli
Garrett Arrowood   Trombone
Farah Zolghadr   Flute
Joshua Shepherd   Viola
Will Brubaker   Bassoon
Whan Kamnirdratana   Harp
Susan Smiddy   Violin
Stan Spinola   Horn
Robert Patrignani   Violin
Rafael Ramirez   Viola
Rachel Branzer   Clarinet
Paul Deemer   Trombone
Nora McDonnell   Bassoon
Nicole Nutting   Violin
Monica Godbee   Celli
Megan Knox   Clarinet
Nika Reguero   Violin
Augustin Mas   Bass
April Liberty   Viola
Andres Vera   Celli
Amy Fiorito   Flute
Alex Appel   Percussion
Nicoletti   Violin
Adrian Balahura   Viola
Abi Loutoo   Celli
Aaron Ludwig   Celli
Jessica Yeh   Violin
Jenny Shea   Violin
Ross DeBardelaben   Violin
Magdalena Luciani   Bass
Luis Ramirez   Violin
Jim Drayton   English Horn,Oboe
Casey Maltese   Horn
Brett Watkins   Violin
Christine Echezabel   Celli
Cisco Dimas   Trumpet
Yun Jung Jung   Violin
Jeff Kipperman   Bass
Elaine Li   Violin
David Andai   Violin
Dana Weber   Horn
Cliff Sutton   Percussion
Belinda Ho   Violin

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Henry Mancini   Arranger,Composer
Tom Scott   Arranger
John Burk   Executive Producer
Dave Grusin   Arranger,Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Carl Griffin   Producer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Phil Ramone   Producer
Larry Rosen   Producer,Liner Notes
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Larissa Collins   Art Direction
Eric Schilling   Engineer

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