Tells Fairy Tales for Hip Kids Import
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I had his Jazz concert album year's ago. Sonn's Orchestra does a great job. The Gene Quill (Check out 'Phil( Woods) & Quill' CD's) His solo is excellent on "The Things We Did Last Summer". Hawk was terrific! "Foolin' Around' As a 20 year old this was the first time I ever heard a saxophone played acapella. He also played,"The Man I Love" which might be the highlight of the show. To finish up the concert,a rare performance
by trumpet man,Tony Frucella. A record/musical instrument's store owner told me Frucella told him,"I taught Chetty Baker everything!" Don Elliot is very funny doing impressions on the vibes,Norvo,Milt,Hamp &Gibbs.
The Hip Fairy Tales are lot's of fun with Al and the pianist. 79: (Thats what my Player showed.) P.S. I'm glad I got that Concert back in my collection.
Both versions are a stroke of genius because impressionable young minds are hooked by the hip fairy tales, then treated to some outstanding jazz. Jazzbo also slipped in a little teaching on this album by enticing Coleman Hawkins to demonstrate his sax with no other accompaniment on the track titled "Foolin' Around". The learning objective is for the audience of adults and kids to understand the importance of tone. I also loved "Impressions" where Don Elliot mimics some of jazz's best vibraphonists, lampooning Red Norvo, Milt Jackson, Lionel Hampton and Terry Gibbs.
And, of course, the hip stuff is in the telling of the fairy tales, which I am not convinced was aimed at real children in the first place. Neither were some of the songs. "Bridal Chorus" is such a fast tempo piece based on the bridal march that it sounds like something one would play at a shotgun wedding ... which is pretty hip in itself.
This is a wonderful album that evokes nostalgia for folks my age (I was born in 1948), but is hip (and clean) enough to play for children who I think will be amused if nothing else, and is sophisticated enough for adults. How many albums can claim that?
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This was a gift for my mother. She had told me about a record she had heard when she was much younger.Published on April 12, 2014 by Heather McRae
The quality was very good and brought back memories for my husband. Although we had to wait for delivery it was worth the wait and we were kept informed of its progress.Published on August 15, 2013 by Judy C
This record's the most, I dig it to the 25th power. "Sam" reminds me of Dr. Seuss and "Max" is out of this world, and it doesn't get much wilder than when Jazzbo tells fairy tales... Read morePublished on December 27, 2011 by andy7