A Classical concerto performed by the Orchestra and also American Songbook Standards performed by Bucky Pizzarelli and Ed Laub (guitar duets). Here’s another gem from Bucky Pizzarelli and Arbors Records. It opens with a classical ensemble by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedeso: Tedesco Concerto No. 1 in D, opus 99. This work is about twenty-two minutes long and Bucky is accompanied by a ten-piece ensemble with players whose careers encompass both classical and jazz. Remainder of the recordings on this CD are from the Great American Songbook. Most, if not all, the songs will be familiar to the average jazzfan. They include: Send in the Clowns, Laura, Stardust, Satin Doll, I’m Through with Love and I’ll Never Be the Same. The recording concludes with that great Gordon Jenkins tune, Goodbye, which was for many years Benny Goodman’s closing theme…
After Benny Goodman disbanded the orchestra in 1947 he continued to organize groups for tours and recording sessions, and the virtuoso clarinetist, who had become the first jazz musician to gain critical acclaim in the classical world in 1935, performed with many symphony orchestras. In fact, by 1947 he’d broken up his big band, signed with a new label (Capitol) and announced his intention to pursue classical-music projects. Yet within months he’d find himself playing jazz in bop settings.Part Two of Benny Goodman's Classics in Jazz. Contains four of his easy, relaxed style recordings: Love is Just Around the Corner; I'll Never Be the Same; Cherokee; and Music, Maestro, Please.
The second album of the cellist quartet focuses on jazz, the famous themes of the legendary Errol Garner, Dave Brubeck, George Gershwin and Paul Desmond are performed.
Our Man in Jazz is an album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, recorded for the RCA Victor label, featuring July 1962 performances by Rollins with Don Cherry, Bob Cranshaw, and Billy Higgins. These performances have been described as contrasting from Rollins' previous style by moving to "very long free-form fancies, swaggering and impetuous".