The Big Apple Bash

The Big Apple Bash

by Jay McShann


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The Big Apple Bash

Pianist Jay McShann has spent much of his career being classified as a blues pianist when in fact he is a flexible swing stylist. On this excellent release, McShann appears with two groups of all-stars. His original "Crazy Legs and Friday Strut" and "Georgia on My Mind" find him joined by Herbie Mann (on flute and tenor), baritonist Gerry Mulligan and a rhythm section that includes guitarist John Scofield. The other selections (two standards, Duke Ellington's "Blue Feeling" and McShann's own "Jumpin' the Blues") are performed by an octet also featuring Mann, altoist Earle Warren, trumpeter Doc Cheatham, trombonist Dicky Wells and Scofield. The unusual grouping of swing, bop and modern stylists is successful (the material is pretty basic) and Janis Siegel's guest appearance for a vocal duet with McShann on "Ain't Misbehavin'" works.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/08/2008
Label: Wounded Bird Records
UPC: 0664140880429
catalogNumber: 8804
Rank: 111337

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jay McShann   Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Eddie Gomez   Bass
Herbie Mann   Clarinet,Flute,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Joe Morello   Drums
Gerry Mulligan   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
John Scofield   Guitar
Janis Siegel   Vocals
Connie Kay   Drums
Doc Cheatham   Trumpet
Sammy Figueroa   Percussion
Milt Hinton   Bass
Jack Six   Bass
Earle Warren   Alto Saxophone
Dicky Wells   Trombone

Technical Credits

Jay McShann   Composer,Duet
John Scofield   Duet
Walter Brown   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Executive Producer
Ilhan Mimaroglu   Producer
Charlie Parker   Composer

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