CD 5011
Turnstile – Music Of The Trumpet Kings
Harry Allen and Randy Sandke with the RIAS Big Band Berlin

Harry Allen – tenor sax
Randy Sandke – trumpet
RIAS Big Band Berlin
Jiggs Whigham – leader, trombone
Norbert Nagel – alto sax
Walter Gauchel – tenor sax
Till Brφnner – trumpet
John Marshall – trombone
Kai Rautenberg – piano
Hajo Lange – bass
Holger Nell – drums
and many others
01 I Love Louis  
02 Cloudy  
03 Echoes Of Harlem  
04 Little Jazz Boogie  
05 I Can't Get Started  
06 Melancholy Rhapsody  
07 Randy's Rolls Royce  
08 Shaw'Nuff  
09 All Blues  
10 Turnstile  
11 Relaxin' At Clifford's  
12 The Moontrane  
13 Birdlike  
Recorded 1998 in Berlin. 24 bit digitally re-mastered 2006 in Hamburg.

Special limited edition. 24 bit digitally remastered reissue of NHCD 037.

Most of the recordings put out by the German Nagel-Heyer label are pre-bop, ranging from Dixieland to mainstream. This outing stretches the boundaries a little, for trumpeter Randy Sandke (who is joined by tenor saxophonist Harry Allen and a big band led by Jiggs Whigham) pays tribute to a variety of great trumpeters ranging from Louis Armstrong to Woody Shaw ("The Moontrane") and Freddie Hubbard ("Bird Like"). Sandke contributed a pair of originals, arranged all 13 pieces, and helped bring a forgotten (and only partly composed) Bix Beiderbecke composition ("Cloudy") to life. In addition to those mentioned, Sandke pays tribute to Cootie Williams, Roy Eldridge, Bunny Berigan, Harry James, Buck Clayton, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Chet Baker and Clifford Brown. He hints at their styles without actually copying them, and has a flexible enough approach to sound comfortable in all of the idioms. Recommended.
~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

Jazzwise Dec 07 / Jan 08
Peter Vacher
Reissues and Archives

Price 10.99 EURO


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