Hey, I Know This Song! Vol. 1

May 15, 2013 | Format: MP3

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3:10
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2
3:36
30
3
3:37
30
4
3:10
30
5
2:58
30
6
3:04
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3:27
30
8
3:33
30
9
3:10
30
10
2:40
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 15, 2013
  • Release Date: May 15, 2013
  • Label: Lesterbeat Records
  • Copyright: 2013 The David Ricard Big Band
  • Total Length: 32:25
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00BUORAB2
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #224,033 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Product Description

One his debut recording, the Emmy-nominated cartoon composer (Tom & Jerry, The Pink Panther & Pals, Maya & Miguel) combines the old and the older to create something completely new. Imagine if Tchaikovsky wrote "Swan Lake" during the swing era. What if Johann Strauss was not the Waltz King but the Samba King? How about if Bizet's opera, Carmen, was composed during the swinging 60s? Rather than being satisfied writing straight-ahead big band versions of the album's 10 classical works, David Ricard goes one step further by arranging the melodies in the styles of big band's most recognizable hits. Swing versions of classical music are nothing new. Big bands from Spike Jones to Brian Setzer have released magnificent offerings over the years. Ricard's album, however, takes advantage of two previously missed opportunities. Firstly, there's the mash-up concept. Second, while other big bands attempt to capture a whole classical work into a swing opus, Ricard focuses on the "hooks" of each orchestral masterpiece and ignores the less ear-catching sections. This results in the album having a highly-infectious, pop music quality to it. Many listeners of this album will recognize the classical melodies; others will be able to identify the big band song being referenced. Savvy music lovers may know both. In any case, the result for the listener is the same: an involuntary exclamation of "Hey, I know this song!"

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nick Owens on April 30, 2014
Format: MP3 Music
I heard this mans band play at a fancy restaurant off the airport by my work and he mentioned his first album coming out soon. I was so impressed I took his card (very nice and funny guy) and I downloaded his album once it was released on iTunes. The title says it all because you know all the songs, but you've never heard them like this! 5 stars from me! I recommend it to any jazz fans I know.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Arthur S on September 25, 2014
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This is a really fun record! What else could "all your favorite classical melodies" done up in big band arrangements be? Impeccably performed and recorded as well.
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