Blue Note Plays the Beatles

Blue Note Plays the Beatles

     
 

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Blue Note Plays the Beatles contains 11 previously released performances by jazz artists dipping into the Lennon/McCartney songbook. When deciding to cover such well-known songs, an artist has two possible ways of going about it: either re-create the track with no challenge to the original or attempt theSee more details below

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Blue Note Plays the Beatles contains 11 previously released performances by jazz artists dipping into the Lennon/McCartney songbook. When deciding to cover such well-known songs, an artist has two possible ways of going about it: either re-create the track with no challenge to the original or attempt the complete opposite. Falling into the first category are "I've Just Seen a Face" by Holly Cole, "And I Love Her" by Kevin Hays, and "Come Together" by Dianne Reeves and Cassandra Wilson with Bob Belden. These are straightforward, enjoyable re-creations, but add nothing new to the originals. The second category is represented by the two strongest tracks on Blue Note Plays the Beatles: Bobby McFerrin's overdubbed a cappella "Drive My Car" and Grant Green's funk attack on "A Day in the Life." Both artists truly pay homage to the Beatles' creativity by breathing new life into these universally acclaimed tracks. Grant Green especially transforms "A Day in the Life" into a funk groove that completely sidesteps the majestic, string-laden, hallucinogenic cacophony that was the hallmark of the song. Overall, Blue Note Plays the Beatles is similar to the best of the Fab Four's original albums: wonderful middle-of-the-road material mixed with a few timeless oddities that should please both jazz heads and Beatles fans.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/2004
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724359495521
catalogNumber:
94955

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chet Baker   Flugelhorn
Bob Belden   Synthesizer,Timpani
Ron Carter   Bass
Jack DeJohnette   Drums
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Victor Feldman   Percussion,Piano
Grant Green   Guitar
Fareed Haque   Guitar
Elvin Jones   Drums
Philly Joe Jones   Drums
Stanley Jordan   Guitar
Bobby McFerrin   Vocals
Blue Mitchell   Trumpet
Bill Pierce   Soprano Saxophone
Buddy Rich   Drums
Bud Shank   Alto Saxophone
Bobby Shew   Trumpet
Wayne Shorter   Tenor Saxophone
Stanley Turrentine   Tenor Saxophone
Tony Williams   Drums
Cassandra Wilson   Vocals
Jimmy Lewis   Electric Bass
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Holly Cole   Vocals
Wallace Roney   Trumpet
Tim Hagans   Trumpet
Bob Cranshaw   Bass
McCoy Tyner   Piano
Danny Bank   Bass Clarinet
Claude Bartee   Tenor Saxophone
Dennis Budimir   Guitar
Don Butterfield   Tuba
Candido Camero   Conga
Ira Coleman   Bass
Jay Corre   Tenor Saxophone
Aaron Davis   Piano
Quinn Davis   Alto Saxophone
Sammy Figueroa   Percussion
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
Marty Flax   Baritone Saxophone
John Guerin   Drums
Kevin Hays   Piano,Electric Piano
Idris Muhammad   Drums
Billy Kilson   Drums
Richard Landrum   Bongos
Tom McIntosh   Trombone
Mulgrew Miller   Piano
Yoshito Murakami   Trumpet
Dianne Reeves   Vocals
Richie Resnicoff   Guitar
Emanuel Riggins   Organ
Ray Starling   Piano
James Trimble   Trombone
Ernie Watts   Alto Saxophone
Phil Woods   Clarinet
Kevin Breit   Guitar
David Dyson   Electric Bass
John Sottile   Trumpet
Lee Morgan Quintet   Trumpet
Bill Wimberly   Bass Trombone
Robert Keller   Tenor Saxophone
Michael "Dino" Campbell   Guitar
James Gannon   Bass
Jim Buffington   French Horn
Bob West   Bass

Technical Credits

John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Bob Belden   Arranger,Producer
Bill Holman   Arranger
Bobby McFerrin   Producer
Oliver Nelson   Arranger
Tony Williams   Producer
Richard Bock   Producer
di Meola   Producer
Linda Goldstein   Producer
Alfred Lion   Producer
Ron McMaster   Mastering
Francis Wolff   Producer
James Gavin   Liner Notes
Eileen Preston   Art Direction

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