Live at Q4

Live at Q4

by George Robert
     
 

Alto saxophonist George Robert knew what he was doing when he invited flügelhornist Clark Terry to join him for this 1990 concert in Switzerland, though Terry easily steals the show. Clark Terry's unique tone enables seasoned listeners to identify his playing from as little as one note, and the enthusiasm that he brings to every recording date (live or studio) is…  See more details below

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Alto saxophonist George Robert knew what he was doing when he invited flügelhornist Clark Terry to join him for this 1990 concert in Switzerland, though Terry easily steals the show. Clark Terry's unique tone enables seasoned listeners to identify his playing from as little as one note, and the enthusiasm that he brings to every recording date (live or studio) is highly contagious and brings out the best in the rest of the band; Robert also wisely has Terry introduce each number to the audience in his unique fashion. Most of the songs heard are originals by Terry, and stretch out a good bit as well. All of Terry's originals are noteworthy, including the brisk opening blues "The Snapper," the rich ballad "Michelle," "Samba de Gumz" (a lively samba that Terry introduces with an extended gag about bassist Isla Eckinger's gum transplant), plus revivals of his "Simple Waltz" and the inevitably hilarious scat feast "Mumbles." Roberts' one original is the beautiful ballad "Joan"; the quintet also covers "On Green Dolphin Street" in an arrangement that saunters yet has plenty of surprising sparks as well. The playing of Robert, pianist Dado Moroni, bassist Isla Eckinger, and drummer Peter Schmidlin is also very inspired throughout the date. Any Clark Terry fan should pick up this CD immediately, and those not familiar with George Robert will soon become enamored with his playing, too.

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Release Date:
06/30/1995
Label:
Tcb Music
UPC:
0723722104428
catalogNumber:
90802
Rank:
166258

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