Suite Mingus

Suite Mingus

by Denny Christianson
     
 

Baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams is added as a special guest with trumpeter/flügelhornist Denny Christianson's big band, a session that resulted from Adams being featured in a concert and also appearing with the band on a radio show. Adams is in great form, with his robust, melodic solos featured extensively throughout this studioSee more details below

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Baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams is added as a special guest with trumpeter/flügelhornist Denny Christianson's big band, a session that resulted from Adams being featured in a concert and also appearing with the band on a radio show. Adams is in great form, with his robust, melodic solos featured extensively throughout this studio session, highlighted by "My Funny Valentine." Several compositions by Alf Clausen prove to be equally inspiring performances. Curt Berg's suite tribute to the late Charles Mingus, "Mingus -- Three Hats," incorporates three well-known Mingus compositions (the amusing blues "Slop," the mocking "Fables of Faubus," and "I X Love"), joining them with a brooding original theme. The band is superb throughout the date, with many fine soloists, especially bassist Vic Angelillo and alto saxophonist Joe Christie, Jr. This was very likely Pepper Adams' final recording date, as he died six months after its completion.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/1994
Label:
Justin Time Records
UPC:
0068944001521
catalogNumber:
15
Rank:
248253

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Denny Christianson   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Leader
Pepper Adams   Baritone Saxophone
Muhammad Abdul Al-Khabyyr   Trombone
Vic Angelillo   Acoustic Bass
Richard Beaudet   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Ron DiLauro   Trumpet
Jean Fréchette   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Paul Picard   Percussion
Richard Ring   Guitar
André Verreault   Trombone
Joe Christie   Clarinet,Flute,Piccolo,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Jocelyn Lapointe   Trumpet
Pat Vetier   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Bob Ellis   Bass Trombone
Jean Lebrun   Flute,Piccolo,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Alexander   Piano
Laflèche Doré   Trumpet
Pierre Pilon   Drums

Technical Credits

Pepper Adams   Contributor
Charles Mingus   Composer
Denny Christianson   Producer,Contributor,Liner Notes
Vic Angelillo   Contributor
Ian Terry   Engineer
Jim West   Executive Producer
Hugo Weuthrich   Paintings
Curt Berg   Composer
Laflèche Doré   Contributor

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