Jazz Matinee

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Trombonist, composer and arranger Slide Hampton claims a number of influences, among them Igor Stravinsky and Bela Bartok. This fact will give the discerning jazz fan pause. Fans of the modern big band sound will hesitate only briefly, because big, rich arrangements and romantic bombast are all in a happy day's listening for them. Those who prefer the more classical strains of small-combo bebop or the restrained cool of 1950s West Coast jazz, however, may not get past the second track on this impressive and sometimes slightly oppressive album. Leading Germany's magnificent SWR Big Band -- an ensemble whose blend is almost inhumanly fine and whose grasp of Hampton's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Trombonist, composer and arranger Slide Hampton claims a number of influences, among them Igor Stravinsky and Bela Bartok. This fact will give the discerning jazz fan pause. Fans of the modern big band sound will hesitate only briefly, because big, rich arrangements and romantic bombast are all in a happy day's listening for them. Those who prefer the more classical strains of small-combo bebop or the restrained cool of 1950s West Coast jazz, however, may not get past the second track on this impressive and sometimes slightly oppressive album. Leading Germany's magnificent SWR Big Band -- an ensemble whose blend is almost inhumanly fine and whose grasp of Hampton's sometimes fiendishly difficult charts is more than impressive -- Hampton creates the musical equivalent of a bustling metropolis, with ideas zooming everywhere amongst enormous chordal monoliths and a general feeling of chaos kept at bay by subtle yet highly orchestrated structure. At times one is left more impressed than entranced, as on the dense but ultimately rather gushy "Peanut Butter and Honey," and at other times one wishes the trumpets would just knock it off already with the screaming Maynard Ferguson stuff. But when Hampton gets the band loosened up for some New Orleans-style group improvisation on "Blues for My Father" or when he relaxes alone with the piano on a sweet duet arrangement of "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square," the effect is truly magical. All in all, there's more Berlioz than bebop here, and whether that's a good thing or a bad thing depends on one's tastes and perspective.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/30/2002
  • Label: Hanssler Classics
  • UPC: 040888304821
  • Catalog Number: 93048

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Peanut Butter and Honey - The SWR Big Band (9:41)
  2. 2 A Frame For the Blues - The SWR Big Band (9:43)
  3. 3 Lament For Booker - The SWR Big Band (7:45)
  4. 4 Do You Believe - The SWR Big Band (8:32)
  5. 5 My Funny Valentine - The SWR Big Band (8:04)
  6. 6 Blues For My Father - The SWR Big Band (9:07)
  7. 7 Medley - The SWR Big Band (9:59)
  8. 8 Cottontail - The SWR Big Band (6:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Slide Hampton Primary Artist, Trombone, Conductor
Felice Civitareale Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Bernd Rabe Alto Saxophone
Peter Weniger Tenor Saxophone
Marc Godfroid Trombone
Henning Sieverts Bass, Bass Guitar
Thomas Vogel Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Karl Farrent Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Gesamprojekt
Jörg Gebhardt Drums
Ian Cumming Trombone
Rainer Heute Baritone Saxophone
Klaus Wagenleiter Piano
Klaus Graf Alto Saxophone
Ulrich De Veer Gesamprojekt
Ernst Hutter Trombone
Arnold Lauer Corte
Andreas Maile Tenor Saxophone
Lubomir Rezanina Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Georg Maus Trombone
Rudolf Reindl Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Technical Credits
Slide Hampton Arranger
Werner Stiefele Introduction, Text, Cover Photo, Program Notes, Editorial Adviser
Karl Farrent Director, Direction
Regine Trüg Graphic Design, Cover Design
Villa Berg Engineer, Contributor, Engineering
Ulrich De Veer Director, Direction
Felix Gaubatz Editorial Adviser
Krüger & Ko. Graphic Design, Cover Design
Arnold Lauer Digital Editing, Montage
Manfred Deppe Mastering, Artistic Director
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