Tribute to the Clarke-Boland Big Band / Jiggs Whigham, Federal Jazz Orchestra

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The legendary Clarke-Boland Big Band, based on the American drummer Kenny Clarke and the Belgian pianist and arranger Francy Boland, was created in 1961 on...

The legendary Clarke-Boland Big Band, based on the American drummer Kenny Clarke and the Belgian pianist and arranger Francy Boland, was created in 1961 on the initiative of Pierluigi “Gigi” Campi, born in Italy but living in Cologne. He promoted and produced the Clarke-Boland Big Band who, as an independent and unmistakable voice of jazz, set standards in Europe and beyond. In 2018, the Campi family bequeathed the important legacy of Gigi Campi - consisting of several boxes of handwritten original sheet music from the Clarke-Boland Big Band - to the Bundesjazzorchester. This great honor allows the BuJazzO to preserve the legacy of the Clarke-Boland Big Band. In 2019, a first focus was dedicated to this treasure: Jiggs Whigham personally selected the titles for the program from the archive. Contemporary witnesses Manfred Schoof and Erik van Lier, former members of the Clarke-Boland Big Band, were invited to the rehearsal phase in March. Afterwards the BuJazzO 2019 played twelve concerts whose extraordinary moments, energy and passion are documented live on this album.

REVIEW:

The youthful musicians - all aged between 17 and 27 - swing as if they grew up with these sounds. Their impetuous enthusiasm for playing is infectious and makes the disc more than just a nostalgic project.

-- Rondo



Product Description:


  • Release Date: June 11, 2021


  • UPC: 608917137927


  • Catalog Number: DMCHR71379


  • Label: Double Moon Records


  • Number of Discs: 1



Works:


  1. You Stepped Out Of A Dream

    Composer: Nacio Herb Brown

    Ensemble: Federal Jazz Orchestra

    Conductor: Jiggs Whigham


  2. Lullaby Of The Leaves

    Composer: Bernice Petkere

    Ensemble: Federal Jazz Orchestra

    Conductor: Jiggs Whigham


  3. Love For Sale

    Composer: Cole Porter

    Ensemble: Federal Jazz Orchestra

    Conductor: Jiggs Whigham


  4. The Song Is You

    Composer: Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein

    Ensemble: Federal Jazz Orchestra

    Conductor: Jiggs Whigham


  5. Box 703

    Composer: Francy Boland

    Ensemble: Federal Jazz Orchestra

    Conductor: Jiggs Whigham


  6. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

    Composer: Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach

    Ensemble: Federal Jazz Orchestra

    Conductor: Jiggs Whigham


  7. Dancing In The Dark

    Composer: Arthur Schwartz

    Ensemble: Federal Jazz Orchestra

    Conductor: Jiggs Whigham


  8. Griff's Groove

    Composer: Francy Boland

    Ensemble: Federal Jazz Orchestra

    Conductor: Jiggs Whigham


  9. November Girl

    Composer: Francy Boland

    Ensemble: Federal Jazz Orchestra

    Conductor: Jiggs Whigham


  10. The JAMFs Are Coming

    Composer: Johnny Griffin

    Ensemble: Federal Jazz Orchestra

    Conductor: Jiggs Whigham


  11. African Seeds

    Composer: Francy Boland

    Conductor: Jiggs Whigham


  12. Johnny One Note

    Composer: Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart

    Ensemble: Federal Jazz Orchestra

    Conductor: Jiggs Whigham


  13. Sax No End

    Composer: Francy Boland

    Ensemble: Federal Jazz Orchestra

    Conductor: Jiggs Whigham