The Trumpet Kings At Montreux
CAT # OJCCD-445-25
1. Montreux Blues 13:25 2. (There Is) No Greater Love 13:26 3. Lullaby Of The Leaves 11:30 4. On The Alamo 11:37 5. Blues For Norman 8:00 6. (Back Home Again In) Indiana 9:04
With the exception of a few untypically reclusive members, the jazz trumpet fraternity has a tradition of gregariousness, helpfulness, fellow feeling, even the sharing of musical secrets. There is another side to the coin, and its name is competitiveness. This recording contains a rounded demonstration of both aspects. Its three trumpeters, giants in the field, loved each other as friends and colleagues and wouldn't have missed an opportunity for mutual combat. Roy Eldridge's style led to Dizzy Gillespie's. Gillespie's helped form Terry's. And though Eldridge was the oldest, he was the feistiest gladiator of them all. This was 1975, but in Roy's heart it was always 1938, and he pushed Gillespie and Terry to heights of excitement. In this competition, everybody won. CD buyers win a previously unissued performance, "Lullaby of the Leaves."
with Oscar Peterson, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Louis Bellson
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