Post a Comment Please leave your comments here. Thank you. It Swings. Wow - quel band! Obviously, with the lineup listed above, everyone in town wanted to be in it. And why not? She can be broadly bluesy or subtly cool, rubbing elbows with disparate sources from the guitar-strumming Mississippi cotton picker to the urbane Cole Porter.
Though her demands may be finicky at times "La Jazz" imposes one basic prerequisite on those who would court her: the music on which she swings must be high caliber. This alliance of arranger-trumpeter Shorty Rogers and songwriter Robert Allen proves a happy combination of brilliant arranging and hit songs.
Allen's songs pear melodic witness that real talent, no matter how long its incubation period, must express itself. The Selecter 91 - Various - The Ska Zone very far out. Certainly Hey Porter - Johnny Cash - Cash to cheer about.
And I found myself losing the incentive to play. All I could think about was writing songs In the past three years alone some 80 per cent of his tunes have been hits. There are no less than seven "smashes" in this album. Of Rogers' work Como To Me - Shorty Rogers - Chances Are It Swings adapting his songs to big jazz band interpretation, Allen waxes lyrical.
Unlike so much jazz Como To Me - Shorty Rogers - Chances Are It Swings currently produced, this set is not living in yesterdays music I'm firmly convinced that Shorty has established twelve standards with his treatment of my tunes.
They're played on the neighborhood jukeboxes, people whistle and hum them—but there's where their musical interest ends. The composer contends a similar approach should apply to good contemporary popular songs. And m passing they just might learn a thing or two about good Stop Over In Stop Under - Hexagram - Filler (File) This worked in the old days; no reason why it shouldn't again.
As vehicles for the driving solos of both Shorty and some of the best jazz horn men in Hollywood necessarily uncreditedthe album turns out to be mighty creditable jazz indeed. Shorty's tightly controlled modern trumpet style, born of Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, had its genesis in the early days of the bebop era even before Shorty became one of the star soloists in Woody Herman's First Herd.
Today he is no more a "typical bebopper" than is writer Allen. Domesticated in Southern California sincethe year-old trumpeter is one of the busiest arrangers on the Coast. Needless to say, chances that this album swings are better than even. In fact, grins Shorty, the element of chance that it would not never once entered his mind. Labels: shorty rogers.
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