Jazz At The Pawnshop 180g 2LP
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"The Best Jazz Recording of the Century!"
Jazz At The Pawnshop, recorded at Stampen jazzclub in Stockholm on December 14-15, 1976, has been regarded as "The Best Jazz Recording of the Century!" Most audiophiles all over the world should have already be in possession of one. Its musical artistry and sonic excellence have few peers. Give yourself a justifiable treat - Get one as quickly as you can!
This 180g LP release contains the original 2LP Album release material.
"Their repertoire includes a few break-outs. Paul Desmond's "Take Five" underlined in quintuple time is one of them, and the African folk tune "High Life" is another. Otherwise we find ourselves at home with the old ones and the big ones. At home with [Louis] Armstrong in "Struttin' With Some Barbecue", with [Coleman] Hawkins in "Stuffy", with [Benny] Goodman in "Limehouse Blues", with [Charlie] Parker in "Barbados", with [Johnny] Hodges in "Jeep's Blues". And with all of them in a couple of evergreens like "Lady Be Good" and "How High The Moon". And a piece like "I'm Confessin'" has been played by every single jazz musician with a normal degree of self respect ever since the partners Doc Dougherty and Ellis Reynolds agreed on it in the 1930s."
"What is worth saying about the remaining ballads? One this: give a soloist a ballad and he will show his innermost capability. Through his manner of telling a story, perhaps conveying an experience, with his very own pauses and subordinate clauses, reservations and empahsis. ballads are remoreseless. They will have no truck with the tawdry."
"Arne Domnerus and his friends had some long stories to tell at Stampen in December 1976, stories we could do well to listen to." - Jurgen Schildt
• 180 Gram Vinyl
• Made In Germany
• Gatefold Jacket
Lars Erstrand, vibes
Arne Domnerus, alto sax, clarinet
Bengt Hallberg, piano
Georg Riedel, bass
Egil Johansen, drums
1. Limehouse Blues
2. I'm Confessin'
3. High Life
1. Struttin' With Some Barbeque
2. Jeep's Blues
1. Lady Be Good
2. Here Is That Rainy Day
1. How High The Moon
2. Take Five
3. Everything Happens To Me