Fireworks! Red Hot & Blues

Fireworks! Red Hot & Blues

by Jim Cullum Jr.
     
 

Riverwalk, Live from the Landing has since its debut in 1988 been one of the finest of all jazz radio series. Featuring cornetist Jim Cullum's excellent septet with a variety of guests, each show is well-scripted, educational and entertaining, generally based around a specific theme. This particular set is an excellent sampler of the series. The Jim Cullum JazzSee more details below

Overview

Riverwalk, Live from the Landing has since its debut in 1988 been one of the finest of all jazz radio series. Featuring cornetist Jim Cullum's excellent septet with a variety of guests, each show is well-scripted, educational and entertaining, generally based around a specific theme. This particular set is an excellent sampler of the series. The Jim Cullum Jazz band (featuring trombonist Mike Pittsley, either Brian Oglivie or Allan Vache on clarinet and pianist John Sheridan) has three numbers to themselves (including a brilliant version of "Fireworks") and is joined by such notable guests as pianist Dick Hyman, bassist Bob Haggart, singer Vernel Bagneris (heard on "Dr. Jazz"), tap dancer Savion Glover (who follows an excerpt from a 1932 recording of Bill Bojangles Robinson on "Doin' the New Lowdown"), cornetist Leon Oakley, Linda Hopkins (who sings "St. Louis Blues") and the great Clark Terry (on "It Don't Mean a Thing" and "Mumbles"). In addition, Hyman and Sheridan engage in a heated piano duet on "Grandpa's Spells," Lionel Hampton jams "7 Come 11," clarinetist Ken Peplowski romps through "Ring Dem Bells" and Joe Williams signs a tender version of Eubie Blake's "A Dollar for a Dime" in a duet with pianist Sheridan. All 15 selections are quite enjoyable, the radio audience is rightfully enthusiastic and this CD has more than its share of highpoints. Highly recommended to classic jazz fans.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/15/1996
Label:
Riverwalk Records
UPC:
0705417960625
catalogNumber:
6

Tracks

  1. South Rampart Street Parade  -  Jim Cullum Jazz Band
  2. Doctor Jazz  -  Jim Cullum Jazz Band
  3. Fireworks  -  Jim Cullum Jazz Band
  4. Memphis Blues  -  Jim Cullum Jazz Band
  5. Doin' the New Low Down  -  Jim Cullum Jazz Band
  6. Grandpa's Spells  - John Sheridan
  7. Ring Dem Bells  - Ed Torres
  8. Honky Tonk Music  -  Jim Cullum Jazz Band
  9. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)  -  Jim Cullum Jazz Band
  10. 7 Come 11  - Ed Torres
  11. A Dollar for a Dime  - John Sheridan
  12. My Heart  -  Jim Cullum Jazz Band
  13. Mumbles  -  Jim Cullum Jazz Band
  14. Burnin' the Iceberg  -  Jim Cullum Jazz Band
  15. St. Louis Blues  -  Jim Cullum Jazz Band

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jim Cullum   Primary Artist,Cornet
Lionel Hampton   Vibes,Track Performer
Dick Hyman   Piano,Track Performer
Ken Peplowski   Clarinet
Joe Williams   Vocals,Track Performer
Bob Haggart   Bass
Linda Hopkins   Vocals
Allan Vaché   Clarinet
Clark Terry   Violin,Flugelhorn,Vocals
Leon Oakley   Cornet
Mike Walbridge   Tamboura
Vernel Bagneris   Vocals
Jim Cullum Jazz Band   Track Performer
John Sheridan   Piano,Track Performer
Don Mopsick   Bass
Mike Pittsley   Trombone
Ed Torres   Drums
Jack Wyatt   Bass
Howard Elkins   Banjo,Guitar
Torres   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Dick Hyman   Arranger
Turk Murphy   Arranger
Jim Cullum   Producer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Ed Greene   Contributor
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson   Contributor
Spencer Williams   Composer
John Sheridan   Arranger
Mike Berglund   Contributor
Lynne Cruise   Director,Producer
Margaret Moos Rick   Producer
Kris Solem   Mastering
George Norton   Composer
Margaret Pick   Producer
Lil Hardin Armstrong   Composer

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