Gillespiana

Gillespiana

by Lalo Schifrin
     
 

For the first jazz release on his self-run Aleph label, Schifrin flew to Cologne, Germany to record this solid remake of Gillespiana, his 1960 five-movement concerto for Dizzy Gillespie with which Schifrin had been touring earlier in 1996. Designed to illustrate the sources that inspired Gillespie's music,See more details below

Overview

For the first jazz release on his self-run Aleph label, Schifrin flew to Cologne, Germany to record this solid remake of Gillespiana, his 1960 five-movement concerto for Dizzy Gillespie with which Schifrin had been touring earlier in 1996. Designed to illustrate the sources that inspired Gillespie's music, the work remains one of the chameleonic Schifrin's best in a big-band idiom, particularly the dynamic Afro-Cuban-flavored blues "Toccata" that closes the concerto. The choice of Jon Faddis as Gillespie's stand-in was, of course, a no-brainer, for Faddis is the foremost Gillespie disciple on the scene, and his high-wire performance here captures both the stratospheric Gillespie of his youth and the mellower, slyer, muted Gillespie of later years. Fellow Jazz Meets the Symphony regular Paquito D'Rivera has some hot solo passages on alto; Alex Acuña and Marcio Doctor are given percussion showcases; Schifrin himself remains a persuasive jazz pianist, and Cologne's WDR Big Band almost matches the electricity that Schifrin's American bands generated on tour with this piece. As an encore, Schifrin tacks on his pleasing bossa nova arrangement of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5," with trumpeter Markus Stockhausen (son of composer Karlheinz Stockhausen) playing the tune nice and mellow.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/04/1998
Label:
Aleph Records
UPC:
0651702632121
catalogNumber:
2
Rank:
182574

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lalo Schifrin   Primary Artist
Paquito d'Rivera   Alto Saxophone
Jon Faddis   Trumpet
WDR Big Band   Band
Alex Acuña   Latin Percussion
John Goldsby   Bass
Dave Horler   Trombone
John Riley   Drums
Markus Stockhausen   Trumpet
Rob Bruynen   Trumpet
Andy Haderer   Trumpet
Bernt Laukamp   Trombone
Klaus Osterloh   Trumpet
Olivier Peters   Tenor Saxophone
Rolf Romer   Tenor Saxophone
Harold Rosenstein   Alto Saxophone
Heiner Wiberny   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Jens Neufang   Baritone Saxophone
Ludwig Nuss   Trombone
Dietmar Florin   Bass Trombone
John Marshall   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Lalo Schifrin   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Bobby Bee   Mastering
Wolfgang Hirschmann   Producer,Engineer
Reinhold Nickel   Engineer
Ruth Witt   Digital Editing

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