Rhythm Is Our Business

Rhythm Is Our Business

by Duke Heitger & His Swing Band
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Rhythm Is Our Business

The 1990s Swing revival has been a mixed blessing for jazz fans; a lot of the practitioners talk the talk, walk the walk and wear the uniforms, but simply don't cut it as songwriters or performers because they rely too heavily on rock and omit any classic material from the genre. In spite of the appearance given by the cover of this CD, this is the Real McCoy. Duke Heitger is a the son of jazz musician Ray Heitger of the Cakewalking Jazz Band in Toledo, Ohio, and the early influences have paid great dividends. Heitger is a first rate trumpeter, leading a group that includes pianist David Boeddignhaus, clarinetist/alto saxophonist/tenor saxophonist Tom Fischer, both of whom have worked with Heitger in Banu Gibson's band. Drummer Chris Tyle is also the cornetist and leader of the Silver Leaf Jazz Band; there are also several notable guests: the brilliant trombonist and arranger Dan Barrett, the popular swing singer Rebecca Kilgore, and reedman Brian Ogilvie, a veteran of the Jim Cullum Jazz Band. There's a lot of long forgotten music within this CD, including Duke Ellington's "Swing Pan Alley,"which features Heitger's crisp muted horn and also the maestro's "Stevedore Stomp," highlighted by Barrett's tremendous chops as well as Fischer's clarinet and Ogilvie's solid tenor sax. Swing fans will greatly enjoy this release.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/18/2000
Label: Fantasy
UPC: 0025218968423
catalogNumber: 9684
Rank: 246722

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duke Heitger & His Swing Band   Primary Artist
Dan Barrett   Trombone
David Boeddinghaus   Piano
Rebecca Kilgore   Guitar,Vocals
Hank Mackie   Guitar
Chris Tyle   Drums
Duke Heitger   Trumpet,Vocals
Brian Ogilvie   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Tom Fischer   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Bruce Ogilvie   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Kerry Lewis   Bass,String Bass

Technical Credits

Dan Barrett   Arranger
Roy Eldridge   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Richard Bird   Engineer
Bob Porter   Liner Notes
Tim Stambaugh   Engineer
David Boeddinghaus   Arranger
Rebecca Kilgore   Arranger
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction
John Sheridan   Arranger
George Hocutt   Producer
Otis Rene   Composer
Dave Franklin   Composer

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Rhythm Is Our Business 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Duke Heitger from the solos he has performed with the Squirrel Nut Zipper Orchestra, I would would rate him one of the top trumpet players of all time. He reminds me of Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke but, Duke has his own style. If you like jazz and swing you will like this cd.