Harry "Sweets" Edison tr / Hendrik Meurkens vib, p / Giorgio Crobu g / Kalli Gerhards b / Torsten Zwingenberger dr
01 There'll Never Be Another You
04 Cotton Tail
05 In A Mellow Tone
06 Willow Weep For Me
07 'S Wonderful
Recorded live in Berlin on October 19, 1986.
The sound of Harry "Sweets" Edison's trumpet was, after that of Louis Armstrong, perhaps the most instantly identifiable signature in jazz. It could be recognized after just one note. Edison could play a note, bend it and place it with such impeccable timing that he was never successfully copied. He swung powerfully with a sparse and repetitive simplicity.
Many millions of people are familiar with Edison's playing without identifying it, for his muted trumpet comments and punctuation of Frank Sinatra's singing on Sinatra's best-selling Capitol albums was a vital factor in their success. Edison's earlier fame as a member of the Count Basie orchestra was eclipsed by his success as a Hollywood studio musician and he was an automatic choice whenever Nelson Riddle recorded.
Harry "Sweets" Edison is a jazz giant. His way of playing music has not lost any of its charm. He is really a knock out. Nobody else even approaches the trumpet like he does: Never too much and always plenty.