Hurly-Burly

Hurly-Burly

by Joan Stiles
     
 
Joan Stiles shines throughout this pair of 2005 sessions that make up her second CD as a leader. The pianist recruited a first-rate band, including Steve Wilson (alto sax), Joel Frahm (tenor sax), trumpeter/flugelhornist Jeremy Pelt, bassist Peter Washington and drummer

Overview

Joan Stiles shines throughout this pair of 2005 sessions that make up her second CD as a leader. The pianist recruited a first-rate band, including Steve Wilson (alto sax), Joel Frahm (tenor sax), trumpeter/flugelhornist Jeremy Pelt, bassist Peter Washington and drummer Lewis Nash then treated them to her inspiring arrangements and originals. Her wild, amusing "The Brilliant Corners of Thelonious' Jumpin' Jeep" minglesMonk's "Brilliant Corners" and "Thelonious" with Johnny Hodges' "The Jeep Is Jumpin'" in an unusual tapestry that utilizes counterpoint to play one theme off another. Wilson is showcased in a fresh post-bop treatment of Fats Waller's "Jitterbug Waltz" that retains its composer's playful attitude. Stiles salutes Mary Lou Williams with her inventive original composition "Hurly-Burly," a challenging bop vehicle that is worthy of comparison to the late Williams' work. She also revisits Williams' unjustly obscure "Knowledge," along with a side-spitting vocal of the late pianist's "In the Land of the Oo-Bla-Dee." Stiles also is an impressive soloist, especially in her unaccompanied take of "'Round Midnight" that incorporates a bit of Chopin in her bassline. Highly recommended!

Product Details

Release Date:
07/17/2007
Label:
Oo-Bla-Dee Music
UPC:
0725543900128
catalogNumber:
9001

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joan Stiles   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Steve Wilson   Alto Saxophone
Lewis Nash   Drums
Peter Washington   Bass,Bass Guitar
Joel Frahm   Tenor Saxophone
Jeremy Pelt   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Joanettes   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Johnny Hodges   Composer
Jimmy Rowles   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Mary Lou Williams   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Rich Lamb   Engineer
Michael Marciano   Engineer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Doug Ramsey   Liner Notes
David Berger   Audio Production
Milt Orent   Composer
Joan Stiles   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production

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