Grieg: Piano Music Without Opus Number

Grieg: Piano Music Without Opus Number

by Love Derwinger
     
 

With THIS BEAUTIFUL LIFE, swing-crazed Cali scenesters Big Bad Voodoo Daddy return with their third album, a jumpin', jivin' affair that proves them to be more than simple Rat Pack wannabes. Solid musicians all, BBVD strut their plentiful chops over mahvelous arrangements that mix Louis Prima with See more details below

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With THIS BEAUTIFUL LIFE, swing-crazed Cali scenesters Big Bad Voodoo Daddy return with their third album, a jumpin', jivin' affair that proves them to be more than simple Rat Pack wannabes. Solid musicians all, BBVD strut their plentiful chops over mahvelous arrangements that mix Louis Prima with Gene Krupa and a little Rudy Vallee. On the album opener, "Big and Bad," the band unleashes exhilarating solos, smart riffs, and charged rhythmic punches. But beyond their stock-in-trade retro-swing assault, THIS BEAUTIFUL LIFE finds BBVD carousing with calypso ("I Wanna Be Like You"), island-music sendups ("Who's That Creepin?"), and zoot-suit riots ("I'm Not Sleeping"). In addition to the sound and the fury, however, the band tries on a couple of easygoing ballads, giving singer Scotty Morris a chance to get sentimental. Elsewhere, BBVD offer a respite from the brash, brassy swing zone with a cover of "Ol' MacDonald" and the sweetly laid back originals "Still in Love with You," "Sleep Tight," and "Some Things." Seems an old daddy can learn new tricks after all.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/1994
Label:
Bis
UPC:
7318590006207
catalogNumber:
620

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Tracks

  1. Pieces (3) for piano, EG 105  - Edvard Grieg  - Love Derwinger
  2. Agitato for piano, EG 106  - Edvard Grieg  - Love Derwinger
  3. Ved Halfdan Kjerulfs Mindestøtte (At Halfdan Kjerulf's Statue), for piano, EG 167 (arranged from cantata)  - Edvard Grieg  - Love Derwinger
  4. Margretes Vuggesang (Margrete's Lullaby), Norwegian melody for piano No. 8, EG 108/8  - Edvard Grieg  - Love Derwinger
  5. Norsk Sjømandssang (Norwegian Sailor's Song), Norwegian melody for piano No. 14, EG 108/14  - Edvard Grieg  - Love Derwinger
  6. Fremad! (Onward!), Norwegian melody for piano No. 17, EG 108/17  - Edvard Grieg  - Love Derwinger
  7. Ungbirken (The Young Birch Tree), Norwegian melody for piano No. 38, EG 108/38: No. 38, Ungbirken  - Edvard Grieg  - Love Derwinger
  8. Bjørneskytten (The Bear Hunter), Norwegian melody for piano No. 57, EG 108/57  - Edvard Grieg  - Love Derwinger
  9. Min Tankes Tanke (Thoughts of My Thoughts), Norwegian melody for piano No. 71, EG 108/71  - Edvard Grieg  - Love Derwinger
  10. Vandring i Skoven (Wandering in the Forest), Norwegian melody for piano No. 90, EG 108/90  - Edvard Grieg  - Love Derwinger
  11. The brune Ojne (Two Brown Eyes), Norwegian melody for piano No. 95, EG 108/95  - Edvard Grieg  - Love Derwinger
  12. Serenade til Welhaven (Serenade for Welhaven), Norwegian melody for piano No. 113, EG 108/113  - Edvard Grieg  - Love Derwinger
  13. Det første Møde (The First Meeting), Norwegian melody for piano No. 150, EG 108/150  - Edvard Grieg  - Love Derwinger
  14. Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: Forspill til 3. akt. Aases Død  - Edvard Grieg  - Love Derwinger
  15. Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: Arabisk Dans  - Edvard Grieg  - Love Derwinger
  16. Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: Anitras Dans  - Edvard Grieg  - Love Derwinger
  17. Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: Solveigs Sang  - Edvard Grieg  - Love Derwinger
  18. Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: Dans av Dovregubbens Datter  - Edvard Grieg  - Love Derwinger
  19. Album Leaf for piano, EG 109  - Edvard Grieg  - Love Derwinger
  20. Entry March of the Boyars for orchestra  - Johan Halvorsen  - Love Derwinger

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