Bravissimo, Vol. 2: 50 Years of NDR Big Band

Bravissimo, Vol. 2: 50 Years of NDR Big Band

by NDR Bigband
     
 
Sampling performances over a 25-year period, this second best-of compilation from the longstanding band has much to recommend it. From jumping highs to smoky slow numbers, the outfit is on the mark throughout. The most notable aspect is their treatment of works by Thelonious Monk ("Round About Midnight") and

Overview

Sampling performances over a 25-year period, this second best-of compilation from the longstanding band has much to recommend it. From jumping highs to smoky slow numbers, the outfit is on the mark throughout. The most notable aspect is their treatment of works by Thelonious Monk ("Round About Midnight") and Charlie Parker ("Blues for Alice"). Rather than overblowing these tunes, they make bop work in a big-band setting. There are some nice original tunes as well, such as guitarist Phillip Catherine's amusing "Piano Groove." Only occasionally do they slip into big-band bloat, as on John Surman's histrionic original "Carpet Ride."

Product Details

Release Date:
07/14/1998
Label:
Act Music
UPC:
0614427925923
catalogNumber:
9259

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

NDR Bigband   Primary Artist
Georgie Fame   Vocals
Benny Bailey   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Gary Burton   Vibes
Barbara Dennerlein   Organ
Herb Geller   Flute,Alto Saxophone
George Gruntz   Conductor
Karin Krog   Vocals
Walter Norris   Piano
Joe Pass   Guitar
John Surman   Soprano Saxophone
Jiggs Whigham   Conductor
Russell Garcia   Conductor
Palle Mikkelborg   Trumpet,Conductor
Tomasz Stanko   Trumpet
Maria João   Vocals
Christof Lauer   Tenor Saxophone
Gerry Brown   Drums
Bruno Castellucci   Drums
Mike Gibbs   Conductor
John Marshall   Drums
Fritz Pauer   Piano
Alex Riel   Drums
Heinz Sauer   Tenor Saxophone
Wolfgang Schluter   Vibes
Aage Tanggaard   Drums
Lex Jasper   Piano
Thomas Alkier   Drums
Ronnie Stephenson   Drums

Technical Credits

Francy Boland   Arranger
Herb Geller   Arranger
Bill Holman   Arranger
John Surman   Arranger
Russell Garcia   Arranger
Phil Wilson   Arranger
Mike Gibbs   Arranger
Marty Paich   Arranger
Charlie Parker   Composer
Dieter Reith   Arranger
John Warren   Arranger
Mike Hennessey   Liner Notes
Orjan Fahlstrom   Arranger
Kurt Giese   Producer
Sonke Hennings   Engineer
Wolfgang Kunert   Producer
Axel Dürr   Producer
Michael Plötz   Engineer
Werner Münchmeyer   Engineer
P. Catherine   Composer
Creamer   Composer

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