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Complete Live Recordings at Ronnie Scott's-Februar [Import]

Kenny Clarke & Francy Boland Big Band Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (October 5, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Rearward
  • ASIN: B003ZDXV7I
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #191,884 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Digitally remastered release combines two separate albums (Volcano and Rue Chaptal) that were recorded during the same evening at Ronnie Scott's, consisting mostly of originals by Boland, with a cooking Blues feature, "Griff's Groove," showcasing Griffin and Bailey, especially standing out. Clarke composed the explosive "Volcano" as a feature for himself and fellow drummer Kenny Clare. Woode, a veteran of Duke Ellington's band, penned the gospel-inflected blues "Now Hear My Meanin'," which has soulful solos by alto saxophonist Derek Humble, trombonist Ake Persson, and baritone saxophonist Shihab.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing March 5, 2011
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Live at Ronnie Scotts in London is a gem. The Clarke Boland Big Band = CBBB was a band that had only ten years of life. (1960 - 1970 approx) A mixture of expatriots and European musicians who came together to play live or record. Francy Boland (from Belgium) was the composer mostly and Kenny Clarke the drummer and co leader. Some of the band members on this occasion were not well known but the results are in the listening. The energy and the communication that happens here is unbelievable. Johnny Griffin,Ronny Scott,Sahib Shihab,Idrees Sulieman Benny Bailey are just some of the twelve member band. The unique history of the band can be found in the essays by Gene Lees' "Singers & The Song" and is titled 'Journey To Cologne'. I highly recommend this cd with over 70 mins of amazing jazz and it does not disappoint.The first track 'Box 703,Washinton DC' takes off at a ripping pace and has the audience roaring at the end. The sound is fine but remember it was recorded in Feb, 1969. And I want to add that every book by Gene Lees is worth reading as he was a jazz affictionado and the above book I have mentioned is fascinating. - Pilgarlic
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