Kansas City [Original Soundtrack]

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For Robert Altman's Kansas City film, since the story was centered in 1934 Kansas City, Altman wanted to have younger musicians depict top jazz artists of the era playing at one of the legendary jam sessions. He recruited many of today's top modernists and, although they used arrangements based on older recordings, they did not have to necessarily improvise in the style of the time. Actually, it is surprising how close the musicians often come, recapturing not just the music of the period but the adventurous spirit of such immortals as Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, and Lester Young. A dozen songs from the film are on this very enjoyable and unique CD, which features such ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
For Robert Altman's Kansas City film, since the story was centered in 1934 Kansas City, Altman wanted to have younger musicians depict top jazz artists of the era playing at one of the legendary jam sessions. He recruited many of today's top modernists and, although they used arrangements based on older recordings, they did not have to necessarily improvise in the style of the time. Actually, it is surprising how close the musicians often come, recapturing not just the music of the period but the adventurous spirit of such immortals as Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, and Lester Young. A dozen songs from the film are on this very enjoyable and unique CD, which features such players as trumpeter Nicholas Payton, clarinetist Don Byron, guitarists Russell Malone and Mark Whitfield, pianists Geri Allen and Cyrus Chestnut, altoists Jesse Davis and David "Fathead" Newman, and four of today's great tenors: James Carter, Craig Handy, David Murray, and Joshua Redman. In addition, Kevin Mahogany sings "I Left My Baby." Although there are some audience shouts on a couple of the pieces, this is one soundtrack album that very much stands up on its own.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/1996
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 731452955425
  • Catalog Number: 529554

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blues in the Dark (4:53)
  2. 2 Moten Swing (3:42)
  3. 3 I Surrender, Dear (6:01)
  4. 4 Queer Notions (5:39)
  5. 5 Lullaby of the Leaves (4:26)
  6. 6 I Left My Baby (7:24)
  7. 7 Yeah, Man (4:59)
  8. 8 Froggy Bottom (6:21)
  9. 9 Solitude (6:00)
  10. 10 Pagin' the Devil (5:27)
  11. 11 Lafayette (4:04)
  12. 12 Solitude (Reprise) (4:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Geri Allen Piano
Don Byron Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Ron Carter Bass
Jesse Davis Alto Saxophone
Lawrence "Butch" Morris Conductor
Mark Whitfield Guitar
Victor Lewis Drums
Russell Malone Guitar
Olu Dara Cornet
David Murray Tenor Saxophone
Craig Handy Tenor Saxophone
Joshua Redman Tenor Saxophone
James Carter Tenor Saxophone
Curtis Fowlkes Trombone
Clark Gayton Trombone
Kevin Mahogany Vocals
Christian McBride Bass
David "Fathead" Newman Alto Saxophone
Nicholas Payton Trumpet
James Zollar Trumpet
Tyrone Clark Bass
Technical Credits
Geri Allen Arranger
Count Basie Composer
Don Byron Arranger
Jimmy Rushing Composer
Andy Gibson Composer
Noble Sissle Composer
Craig Handy Arranger
Gene Paul Mastering
Hal Willner Producer
Bob Blumenthal Liner Notes
Eric Liljestrand Engineer, Liner Notes
Steven Bernstein Arranger
Robert Altman Liner Notes
Robinson Composer
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