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Dameronia’s Legacy All-Stars – ‘Stay at Audi Discussion board Ingolstadt’ – London Jazz Information

Dameronia’s Legacy All-Stars – Stay at Audi Discussion board Ingolstadt

(Ubuntu Music UBU0113CD. Album evaluate by Bruce Lindsay)

In tribute to composer, musician and arranger Tadd Dameron, “Dameronia” has been adopted as a band identify by Philly Joe Jones and Don Sickler, and because the title of Paul Combs’s Dameron biography. Dameron himself used it because the title of each a composition and an album. Now alongside comes the Dameronia’s Legacy All-Stars, a global octet dedicated to performing Dameron’s unique preparations.

The band options musicians from Austria (chief and drummer Bernd Reiter, trombonist Johannes Herrlich), France (tenor saxophonist Jon Boutellier), the Netherlands (baritone saxophonist Rik van den Bergh), Italy (bassist Aldo Zunino and pianist Andrea Pozza) and the USA (trumpeter Jim Rotondi and altoist Dick Oatts). Oatts and Rotondi are in all probability the best-known gamers on this album, however each member of the band is a top-level participant, taking solo and ensemble duties with aplomb.

Each time any recording or efficiency takes place it at all times helps to begin with top-quality supply materials and this report definitely has it: seven Dameron compositions plus Victor Younger’s “My Silly Coronary heart” and Charles Mingus’s “Portrait.” The preparations are all Dameron’s, written for large bands led by Dizzy Gillespie and Billy Eckstine. They vary from the cool swing of “Flossie Lou” to the calmer, extra laid-back, temper of “If You Might See Me Now.” “On a Misty Night time” is extra uptempo and upbeat than the model Dameron recorded with John Coltrane, John Simmonds and Jones. It additionally options Pozza’s small however emphatic piano interjections which can be instantly amusing and joyous.

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That is, because the title suggests, a stay album, recorded on the Audi Discussion board on 14 October 2021 on the finish of a two-week tour. The sound is crisp and clear and the earlier fortnight of performances has helped to carry the musicians collectively each as a good ensemble and as a group of soloists: the bass and sax solos on “If You Might See Me Now,” are notable examples of the gamers’ skill to craft solos that fantastically seize the emotion of a tune. Reiter takes the highlight on monitor 4, soloing on the introduction and once more with a strong and creative prolonged exercise after fiery contributions from the horn gamers: a becoming quantity on which to take action, provided that the monitor is “Philly J. J.” Mingus’s “Portrait” is the album’s closing monitor. It’s far shorter than the others, at simply shy of three minutes, nevertheless it’s a delicate and romantic tune with which to carry proceedings to an in depth, with Pozza’s piano sounding virtually harp-like at occasions.

Dameronia’s Legacy All-Stars is the results of Reiter’s long-standing want to carry out Dameron’s music. In bringing this want to fruition the drummer, certainly your complete octet, has produced a welcome and pleasurable reminder of Dameron’s expertise and creativity.

LINKS: Function about this album by Martin Chilton

 Dameronia’s Legacy Artist Web page at Ubuntu Music

Purchase this album

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