Kindred Spirits

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
While it is nearly impossible for jazz musicians to tour much at all as a big band, from time to time, units are assembled for memorable studio sessions such as the ones heard on Gary Urwin's Kindred Spirits. Most of the leader's charts were written to showcase veterans Bill Watrous (trombone) and Pete Christlieb (tenor sax, though he plays clarinet and flute as well in the ensemble passage), while he gathered some of the best players around Southern California as well. Jerry Goldsmith's rarely heard "Theme from 'Chinatown'" benefits from Urwin's superb scoring and Watrous' warm soloing. Urwin adds a nice touch to "Girl Talk," a swinging favorite from Count Basie's songbook,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
While it is nearly impossible for jazz musicians to tour much at all as a big band, from time to time, units are assembled for memorable studio sessions such as the ones heard on Gary Urwin's Kindred Spirits. Most of the leader's charts were written to showcase veterans Bill Watrous (trombone) and Pete Christlieb (tenor sax, though he plays clarinet and flute as well in the ensemble passage), while he gathered some of the best players around Southern California as well. Jerry Goldsmith's rarely heard "Theme from 'Chinatown'" benefits from Urwin's superb scoring and Watrous' warm soloing. Urwin adds a nice touch to "Girl Talk," a swinging favorite from Count Basie's songbook, while the snappy treatment of "Beautiful Love" is another gem. The addition of harp and a trombone choir behind Watrous gives a new dimension to the old chestnut "Danny Boy." The touching finale is a subtle trio chart with pianist Christian Jacob setting up Christlieb and Watrous with a lush opening chorus and superb accompaniment.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/11/2006
  • Label: Summit(Classical)
  • UPC: 099402448923
  • Catalog Number: 448
  • Sales rank: 318,882

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lester Leaps In - Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra (5:05)
  2. 2 Theme from "Chinatown" - Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra (5:34)
  3. 3 Girl Talk - Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra (5:46)
  4. 4 Beautiful Love - Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra (5:00)
  5. 5 My Foolish Heart - Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra (6:37)
  6. 6 Kindred Spirits - Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra (5:32)
  7. 7 Danny Boy - Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra (4:12)
  8. 8 E.S.P. - Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra (5:33)
  9. 9 That Old Feeling - Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra (6:51)
  10. 10 My Ship - Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra (4:44)
  11. 11 No More Blues - Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra (6:07)
  12. 12 I'll Be Seeing You - Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra (2:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gary Urwin Primary Artist, Leader
Pete Christlieb Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Kim Richmond Saxophone
Bobby Shew Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Bill Watrous Trombone
Rick Baptist Trumpet
Richard Bullock Trombone
Jeff Driskill Saxophone
Dan Fornero Trumpet
Trey Henry Bass, Rhythm Section
Dan Higgins Saxophone
Rusty Higgins Alto Flute, Saxophone
Christian Jacob Piano, Rhythm Section
Ron King Trumpet
Charles Loper Trombone
Warren Luening Trumpet
Ralph Razze Drums, Rhythm Section
Michito Sánchez Percussion
Amy Shulman Harp
John Thomas Trumpet
Dave Woodley Trombone
John Yoakum English Horn
Wayne Bergeron Trumpet
Frank Browne Rhythm Section
John D. Mitchell Bassoon, Saxophone
Alex Iles Trombone
Technical Credits
Kurt Weill Composer
Jerry Goldsmith Composer
Miles Davis Composer
Bob Florence Author
Wayne Shorter Composer
Lester Young Composer
Neal Hefti Composer
Bobby Troup Composer
Wayne King Composer
Lew Brown Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Haven Gillespie Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Irving Kahal Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Andy Waterman Engineer
Victor Young Composer
Zan Stewart Author
Egbert VanAlstyne Composer
Daniel Traynor Cover Design
Stacy Carson Digital Editing, Mastering
Gary Urwin Arranger, Composer, Liner Notes
Traditional Composer
Jos L. Knaepen Cover Photo
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    'Kindred Spirits' is a Winner!!

    The latest offering by Gary Urwin and Bill Watrous with Pete Christlieb is the latest example of true kindred spirits among great musicians. Thanks to the brilliant writing and arranging by Gary, standards and originals come to life with brilliance and depth. Never let it be said that jazz is dead. It's very much alive and well (thank you), thanks to Pete, Bill and Gary. If you love big band jazz, this is a 'must have' CD for your collection. The teaming of these musicians is first rate the tunes are superior I can't wait until their next effort!!

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