Gillespiana

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
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: 8/4/1998
  • Label: Aleph Records
  • UPC: 651702632121
  • Catalog Number: 2
  • Sales rank: 111,712

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Prelude (7:08)
  2. 2 Blues (12:09)
  3. 3 Panamericana (5:26)
  4. 4 Africana (13:56)
  5. 5 Toccata (14:33)
  6. 6 Bachianas Brasileiras, No. 5 (8:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lalo Schifrin Primary Artist, 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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