Catalogue: JASCD 612
Price Code: A
Release Date: 01/11/2000
Bar Code: 604988 06122 2
Swinging Music In The Modern Manner
For an eight piece band this live recording from the
late 1950's is very full and powerful, Tony Crombie's drums and Kenny Napper's
bass push the fast numbers along, but show sensitivity in the quieter tunes.
Stan Tracey, Britain's best-ever jazz pianist and easily up there with the
world's finest, really shows his unique style. Acclaimed by musicians, fans and
several leading critics, the orchestra on this disc publicly performed for just
seventeen weeks during 1959. Commercially, the band could be said to have
failed, but commercialism has never been a good barometer for measuring true
jazz content. Musically, it was a triumph! If you were fortunate enough to have
caught the band at one of its thirty-four appearances at London's largest jazz
club you will surely remember the enthusiastic freshness the band generated.
This was no accident, but the result of careful planning, detailed rehearsals,
and thoughtful arranging, and mainly due to the backing, both rhythmically and
financially, of its leader, Tony Crombie.
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