The Jazz Ballad Song Book

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Randy Brecker is one of the most versatile trumpeters in jazz, easily adapting to a variety of styles, but for these 2010 sessions he is a guest of the DR Big Band, augmented by the strings of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, playing a mix of standards, movie themes, and originals. "All or Nothing at All" is forever associated with Frank Sinatra, but Peter Jensen's colorful scoring makes it a perfect backdrop for the soloist, with an additional feature for Pelle Fridell on baritone sax. "Someday My Prince Will Come" has long been a favorite of jazz musicians, popularized by Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, and Bill Evans; Brecker's buoyant playing in Jesper Riis' breezy ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Randy Brecker is one of the most versatile trumpeters in jazz, easily adapting to a variety of styles, but for these 2010 sessions he is a guest of the DR Big Band, augmented by the strings of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, playing a mix of standards, movie themes, and originals. "All or Nothing at All" is forever associated with Frank Sinatra, but Peter Jensen's colorful scoring makes it a perfect backdrop for the soloist, with an additional feature for Pelle Fridell on baritone sax. "Someday My Prince Will Come" has long been a favorite of jazz musicians, popularized by Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, and Bill Evans; Brecker's buoyant playing in Jesper Riis' breezy arrangement keeps this decades-old gem fresh. John Barry's "Goldfinger" is a bit more of a challenge, but Nikolaj Bøgelund's creative score adds a snappy touch to accompany Brecker's adventurous solo. Brecker's compositions include the hip "I Talk to the Trees" and the multifaceted "Foregone Conclusion," both arranged by Vince Mendoza. The sole jazz standard is a richly textured setting of Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight." While opportunities for a jazz soloist to record with a large ensemble in the U.S. are infrequent, Randy Brecker has joined numerous American artists in going to Europe to create memorable CDs like The Jazz Ballad Song Book.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/19/2011
  • Label: Halfnote Records
  • UPC: 616892454724
  • Catalog Number: 924547
  • Sales rank: 140,004

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All or Nothing At All - Dr Big Band and the Danish National Chamber Orches (7:55)
  2. 2 Cry Me a River - Dr Big Band and the Danish National Chamber Orches (5:20)
  3. 3 Someday My Prince Will Come - Dr Big Band and the Danish National Chamber Orches (7:00)
  4. 4 Foregone Conclusion - Dr Big Band and the Danish National Chamber Orches (6:29)
  5. 5 Goldfinger - Dr Big Band and the Danish National Chamber Orches (5:23)
  6. 6 Skylark - Dr Big Band and the Danish National Chamber Orches (7:39)
  7. 7 I Talk To the Trees - Dr Big Band and the Danish National Chamber Orches (6:24)
  8. 8 This is All I Ask - Dr Big Band and the Danish National Chamber Orches (8:18)
  9. 9 The Immigrant/Godfather - Dr Big Band and the Danish National Chamber Orches (8:13)
  10. 10 'Round Midnight - Dr Big Band and the Danish National Chamber Orches (7:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Randy Brecker Primary Artist, Trumpet, Guest Appearance
Lars Moller Reeds
Vincent Nilsson Trombone
Gerard Presencer Trumpet, Soloist
Anders Gustafsson Trumpet
Uffe Markussen Reeds
Steen Hansen Trombone, Soloist
Peter Fuglsang Reeds, Soloist
Nicolai Schultz Reeds, Soloist
Søren Frost Drums
Christer Gustafsson Trumpet
Michael Bojesen Conductor
Pelle Fridell Reeds, Soloist
Henrik Gunde Piano, Soloist
Mads la Cour Trumpet, Soloist
Per Gade Guitar, Soloist
Danish National Chamber Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Kasper Vadsholt Acoustic Bass, Soloist
Peter Jensen Trombone
Annette Huseby Saxe Trombone
Jakob Numck Trombone
Thomas Kjægaard Trumpet
Technical Credits
Nino Rota Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Gordon Jenkins Composer
Vince Mendoza Arranger
Chris Minh Doky Producer, Executive Producer
John Barry Composer
Randy Brecker Composer
Bill Dobbins Arranger
Arthur Hamilton Composer
Thelonious Monk Composer
Vincent Nilsson Arranger
Gerard Presencer Arranger
George Whitty Mastering
Frank Churchill Composer
Siobhan Lamb Arranger, String Arrangements
Arthur Altman Composer
Jesper Riis Arranger
Lars C. Bruun Engineer
Peter Jensen Arranger
Nikolaj Bøgelund Arranger
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