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Swing Is Here
     

Swing Is Here

by Dick Hyman
 
Pianist Dick Hyman pays tribute to small-group swing with a collection of 15 swing-era tunes. Hyman is joined by vibraphonist Peter Appleyard, who sometimes purposely emulates Lionel Hampton, as well as clarinetist Ken Peplowski (nodding toward

Overview

Pianist Dick Hyman pays tribute to small-group swing with a collection of 15 swing-era tunes. Hyman is joined by vibraphonist Peter Appleyard, who sometimes purposely emulates Lionel Hampton, as well as clarinetist Ken Peplowski (nodding toward Benny Goodman), trumpeter Randy Sandke, veteran tenorman Frank Wess (whose solos are actually the most modern of the date), guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, bassist Jay Leonhart and drummer Butch Miles. Nancy Marano contributes a few pleasing vocals. Nothing all that unexpected occurs, and the performances of such numbers as "I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music," "Dickie's Dream" and "Jive at Five" do not dwarf the original recordings. But mainstream fans should enjoy the well-played and often spirited outing.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/18/1996
Label:
Reference Recordings
UPC:
0030911107222
catalogNumber:
72
Rank:
84325

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Performance Credits

Dick Hyman   Primary Artist,Piano
Ken Peplowski   Clarinet
Bucky Pizzarelli   Acoustic Guitar
Nancy Marano   Vocals
Peter Appleyard   Vibes
Jay Leonhart   Acoustic Bass
Butch Miles   Drums
Randy Sandke   Trumpet
Frank Wess   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Buck Clayton   Composer
Roy Eldridge   Composer
Dick Hyman   Producer
Jimmy Campbell   Composer
J. Tamblyn Henderson   Producer
Marcia Martin   Executive Producer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Jerry Wexler   Liner Notes
Dave Franklin   Composer
Keith O. Johnson   Engineer

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