Cliffhanger

Cliffhanger

by Randy Sandke
     
 

Randy Sandke is a spectacular trumpeter, one who is most associated with small-group swing but is actually a forward-looking improviser capable of playing in more modern idioms too. On this set he is teamed with the Stan Getz-inspired tenor saxophonist Harry Allen, pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist PeterSee more details below

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Randy Sandke is a spectacular trumpeter, one who is most associated with small-group swing but is actually a forward-looking improviser capable of playing in more modern idioms too. On this set he is teamed with the Stan Getz-inspired tenor saxophonist Harry Allen, pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Kenny Washington. Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon makes his lone appearance on the quirky title cut. Other than the three Sandke originals ("Cliffhanger," "One for Mulgrew," and the jazz waltz "One Fine Day in May"), the repertoire consists of swing standards. Sandke and Allen work particularly well together while Miller (who normally sounds closer to McCoy Tyner) proves to be quite adaptable in this setting. Sandke, who has a warm tone, a wide range, and the ability to play the adventurous ideas he thinks of, is in top form throughout. Highlights include "Let's Face the Music and Dance," a passionate rendition of "What's New," "I Fall in Love Too Easily," and "Limehouse Blues." Every Sandke recording is well worth hearing, with Cliffhanger offering a strong example of his musical talents.

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All About Jazz
No, Virginia, jazz is not dead, as this sparkling CD makes abundantly clear.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/21/2003
Label:
Nagel-Heyer Germany
UPC:
0645347203723
catalogNumber:
2037

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Randy Sandke   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Kenny Washington   Drums
Harry Allen   Tenor Saxophone
Wycliffe Gordon   Trombone
Mulgrew Miller   Piano
Peter Washington   Bass

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Bob Haggart   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Jim Czak   Engineer
Redd Evans   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Randy Sandke   Composer,Liner Notes
Jule Styne   Composer
Dave Mann   Composer
Ann Ronell   Composer
Philip Braham   Composer
Douglas Furber   Composer
Daniel Nagel-Heyer   Producer

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