BuJazzO - Tribute To The Clarke - Boland Big Band
Cat. no: DMCHR71379
Release Date: 11th June 2021
The Federal Jazz Orchestra, abbreviated and affectionately named BuJazzO by many, pays tribute to the legendary Clarke-Boland Big Band on its new CD.
The legendary international ensemble existed from 1961 to 1972 in Cologne and was led by American drummer Kenny Clarke and Belgian pianist, composer and arranger Francy Boland.
The Clarke-Boland Big Band was formed on the initiative of Pierluigi “Gigi” Campi, who was born in Italy and lived in Cologne as well as promoted and produced the band. Campi’s estate contained several boxes full of original notes from the Clarke Boland Big Band, which Campi’s family bequeathed to the Federal Jazz Orchestra.
Two years ago, the orchestra devoted itself to this treasure. Trombonist Jiggs Whigham, who led the Federal Jazz Orchestra from 2011 to 2020 together with saxophonist Niels Klein, chose the repertoire. After an intensive rehearsal phase, the Federal Jazz Orchestra gave twelve concerts in Germany, from whose recordings the CD is composed.
Tracks: You Stepped Out Of A Dream / Lieben Sie Jazz? / Lullaby Of The Leaves / Das Kleine Ortchen Koln / Love For Sale / BuJazzo-Voices / The Song Is You / Ein Pariser Briefkasten / Box 703 / Einfach Nur Applaus / Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / Nach Der Ruhe Kommt Der Sturm / Dancing In The Dark / We Need Some Beat / Griff’s Groove / Ein Feature Fur Alto / November Girl / Because It’s Swinging / The Jamfs Are Coming / Wunderbar, Aber Schrecklich / African Seeds / I Love The Music Too / Johnny One Note / Vielen Dank / Sax No End