Swingin' Jazz for Hipsters, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Volume Two of this weird series is identical in concept to the baffling first installment. The packaging and come-on are the same, the wildly mismatched music is even more incongruous with the pitch -- zooming through time from "Frenesi" to the theme from the TV show Frasier -- and for good measure, the Mel Torm? track "I'm Hip" makes raucous fun of the whole idea of "hipsters." For the record, the other artists this time include Jim Hall, Ken Peplowski, Charlie Byrd, Gary Burton, Frank Vignola, the Heath Brothers, Jack McDuff, Gerry Mulligan, Cal Tjader, Scott Hamilton, Monty Alexander, and George Shearing -- and I defy any Generation X-er to whom this CD is ...
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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Volume Two of this weird series is identical in concept to the baffling first installment. The packaging and come-on are the same, the wildly mismatched music is even more incongruous with the pitch -- zooming through time from "Frenesi" to the theme from the TV show Frasier -- and for good measure, the Mel Tormé track "I'm Hip" makes raucous fun of the whole idea of "hipsters." For the record, the other artists this time include Jim Hall, Ken Peplowski, Charlie Byrd, Gary Burton, Frank Vignola, the Heath Brothers, Jack McDuff, Gerry Mulligan, Cal Tjader, Scott Hamilton, Monty Alexander, and George Shearing -- and I defy any Generation X-er to whom this CD is presumably aimed to make any sense of that. At least the music is good, though its only value as a whole is as a random sampler of Concordiana.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/1997
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431479222
  • Catalog Number: 4792

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bemsha Swing (5:08)
  2. 2 Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool (7:27)
  3. 3 Frenesi (3:28)
  4. 4 Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs (5:16)
  5. 5 Tico-Tico (3:41)
  6. 6 Dave's Haze (6:06)
  7. 7 The Age of Aquarius (5:15)
  8. 8 Gone (6:21)
  9. 9 Heat Wave (3:02)
  10. 10 The Look of Love (5:10)
  11. 11 Fly Me to the Moon (6:45)
  12. 12 I'm Hip (3:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Monty Alexander Piano
Alan Broadbent Piano, Conductor
Charlie Byrd Guitar
Peter Erskine Drums
Gil Goldstein Piano
Jim Hall Guitar
Scott Hamilton Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
John Hart Guitar
Heath Brothers Track Performer
Jimmy Heath Tenor Saxophone
Fred Hersch Piano
Hank Jones Piano
Mark Levine Piano
Hendrik Meurkens Harmonica
Gerry Mulligan Baritone Saxophone
John Patitucci Bass
Ken Peplowski Clarinet
Bucky Pizzarelli Guitar
John Scofield Guitar
George Shearing Piano, Track Performer
Don Thompson Bass
Mel Tormé Vocals, Track Performer
Michael Moore Bass
Grady Tate Drums
Percy Heath Bass
Alan Dawson Drums
Joe Ascione Percussion, Bongos
Ramon Banda Percussion, Timbales
Andrew Beals Alto Saxophone
Al Bent Trombone
Troy Davis Drums
Mark Elf Guitar
Johnny Frigo Violin
John Goldsby Bass
David Grisman Mandolin
Roland Hanna Piano
Albert "Tootie" Heath Drums
Mike Heathman Trombone
Steve LaSpina Bass
Vince Lateano Drums
Jay Leonhart Bass
Roy McCurdy Drums
Bob Maize Bass
Carmen McRae Vocals, Track Performer
Jack McDuff Hammond Organ, Track Performer
Donny Osborne Drums
Rudy Petschauer Drums
Chris Potter Flute
Kip Reed Electric Bass
Mike Renzi Piano
Poncho Sanchez Percussion, Conga
Frank Tate Bass
Cal Tjader Vibes, Track Performer
Frank Vignola Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Jerry Weldon Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Byrd Quintet Track Performer
Jim Hall Quartet Track Performer
Ken Peplowski Quintet Track Performer
The Frank Vignola Trio Track Performer
Rob Fischer Bass
Terry Clarke Drums
Technical Credits
Alan Broadbent Arranger
Gary Burton Arranger, Producer
Allen Farnham Producer
Jimmy Heath Producer
Percy Heath Producer
John Burk Producer, Executive Producer
Ervin Drake Composer
Albert "Tootie" Heath Producer
Mike Hoaglin Illustrations
George Horn Mastering
Carl Jefferson Producer
Tommy Kamp Arranger
Anabel Sinn Art Direction
Alberto Dominguez Composer
Jose Abreu Composer
Leonard Whitcup Composer
Aloysio Oliveira Composer
Bart Howard Composer
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