Their Time Was the Greatest

Their Time Was the Greatest

by Louie Bellson
     
 
The concept behind this CD was for Louie Bellson to pay tribute to a dozen drummers with a song apiece. The drummers who are saluted are Buddy Rich, Chick Webb, Big Sid Catlett, Jo Jones, Max Roach,

Overview

The concept behind this CD was for Louie Bellson to pay tribute to a dozen drummers with a song apiece. The drummers who are saluted are Buddy Rich, Chick Webb, Big Sid Catlett, Jo Jones, Max Roach, Tony Williams, Dennis Chambers, Elvin Jones, Gene Krupa, Art Blakey, Shelly Manne, and Steve Gadd. Although Bellson plays quite well and his big band is colorful, most of the selections and the drumming sounds nothing like these drummers. Certainly one cannot imagine Dennis Chambers playing "Stix & Bones" or Steve Gadd playing in a similar way to Bellson on "All About Steve." However if one forgets the tribute aspect and just listens to the straight-ahead music, the date is successful. There are fine solos along the way from Bellson (who contributed ten of the 12 songs), tenors Pete Christlieb and Tommy Newsom, trumpeters Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, and Snooky Young, trombonists Andy Martin and Thurman Green, and pianist Frank Strazzeri among others.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/27/1996
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0013431468325
catalogNumber:
4683
Rank:
166129

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louie Bellson   Primary Artist,Drums
Conte Candoli   Trumpet
Pete Christlieb   Tenor Saxophone
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Tommy Newsom   Tenor Saxophone
Jack Arnold   Percussion
Dave Carpenter   Bass
Bill Green   Baritone Saxophone
Thurman Green   Trombone
Sal Lozano   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Andy Martin   Trombone
Ray Reed   Alto Saxophone
Frank Strazzeri   Piano
Frank Szabo   Trumpet
Michael Wimberly   Bass Trombone
Snooky Young   Trombone,Trumpet,Muted Trumpet
Jimmy Zito   Trombone
Walt Johnson   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Louie Bellson   Arranger
Bob Florence   Arranger
Thad Jones   Arranger
Frank Mantooth   Arranger
Nat Pierce   Arranger
Tommy Newsom   Arranger
John Burk   Producer
Phil Edwards   Engineer
Nick Phillips   Producer
Rick Wilkins   Arranger
Patricia Willard   Liner Notes
Neal Finn   Arranger
Abby Andrews   Art Direction
Public Domain   Composer
Mark Taylor   Arranger

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