Night & Day: Big Band

Night & Day: Big Band

by Chicago
     
 

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Generally, when contemporary performers have taken on retro projects like this one, they have tended to emphasize their fidelity to the sources -- consider Linda Ronstadt hiring arranger/conductor Nelson Riddle to recreate his string backgrounds for albums like What's New…  See more details below

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Generally, when contemporary performers have taken on retro projects like this one, they have tended to emphasize their fidelity to the sources -- consider Linda Ronstadt hiring arranger/conductor Nelson Riddle to recreate his string backgrounds for albums like What's New. Chicago takes a different approach to the swing band classics it tackles here -- it Chicago-izes them. The arrangements are by trombonist James Pankow, who manages to make everything from Duke Ellington's "Caravan" to Glenn Miller's theme "Moonlight Serenade" sound like a lost Chicago track. Those familiar with the originals, many of which were instrumental hits, may be surprised to hear the lyrics to songs like "Sing, Sing, Sing." Clearly, the group is aiming more at pleasing contemporary fans than evoking nostalgia, and it succeeds in reinventing some well-established standards, even if older fans may find some of these versions radically altered.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/23/1995
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0075992461528
catalogNumber:
24615

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chicago   Primary Artist
Gipsy Kings   Vocals,Track Performer
Joe Perry   Guitar
Bill Champlin   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Robert Lamm   Keyboards,Vocals
Paul Shaffer   Piano,Track Performer
Jade   Vocals
Luis Conte   Percussion
Sal Ferreras   Percussion
Bruce Gaitsch   Guitar
Tris Imboden   Harmonica,Drums
Lee Loughnane   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
James Pankow   Trombone
Walter Parazaider   Woodwind
Jason Scheff   Bass,Vocals
Jack Duncan   Percussion

Technical Credits

Bill Champlin   Arranger
Robert Lamm   Arranger
Paul Shaffer   Liner Notes
Bruce Fairbairn   Producer
Lee Loughnane   Arranger
Erwin Musper   Engineer
James Pankow   Arranger
Mike Plotnikoff   Engineer

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