Heavyweights

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Trumpeter Bobby Shew had been wanting to make an album with the under-recorded trombonist Carl Fontana for 25 years when he finally had the opportunity in 1995. Using swinging arrangements by the recently deceased Herbie Phillips, Shew and Fontana who are assisted by pianist George Cables, bassist Bob Magnusson, and drummer Joe LaBarbera perform a bop-oriented program comprised of nine jazz standards. The interplay between the two very fluent horns is consistently delightful, and the highlights include "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes," "My Romance," "The Girl From Ipanema," and "While My Lady Sleeps." Recommended for straight-ahead jazz ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Trumpeter Bobby Shew had been wanting to make an album with the under-recorded trombonist Carl Fontana for 25 years when he finally had the opportunity in 1995. Using swinging arrangements by the recently deceased Herbie Phillips, Shew and Fontana who are assisted by pianist George Cables, bassist Bob Magnusson, and drummer Joe LaBarbera perform a bop-oriented program comprised of nine jazz standards. The interplay between the two very fluent horns is consistently delightful, and the highlights include "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes," "My Romance," "The Girl From Ipanema," and "While My Lady Sleeps." Recommended for straight-ahead jazz fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/23/1996
  • Label: Mama Records
  • UPC: 734956101329
  • Catalog Number: 1013
  • Sales rank: 134,985

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bobby Shew Primary Artist, Trumpet
George Cables Piano, Group Member
Carl Fontana Trombone
Joe La Barbera Drums, Group Member
Bob Magnusson Bass, Group Member
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Milt Jackson Composer
Bobby Shew Arranger, Producer, Contributor, Liner Notes
Carl Fontana Contributor
Gene Czerwinski Executive Producer
Douglas Evans Producer, Executive Producer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Bernie Kirsh Engineer
Herbie Phillips Arranger
Wally Traugott Mastering
Amy Dakos Art Direction
Walter Mladina Cover Photo
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