Dave Grusin - An Evening With Dave Grusin

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Ultra High Definition 32-Bit Mastering Produced Using PureFlection Process.
This Ultra HD 32-Bit Mastering CD will play on ALL CD players.

An Evening with Dave Grusin is an ambitious endeavor. The producers, Larry Rosen and Phil Ramone, have given a good account of the concert in the original liner notes included in the pages of this recording.

This landmark Jazz Roots concert celebrates the music and career of Dave Grusin - pianist, composer, arranger, and multi-Grammy and Academy Award winner. Artists joining in the festivities include the 75-piece Henry Mancini Orchestra,  Jon Secada, Patti Austin, and Gary Burton. The producers, Larry Rosen and Phil Ramone, have given a good account of the concert in the original liner notes included in the pages of this recording.

The live concert was recorded by Eric Schilling and mastered by Paul Blakemore. For this version, Michael Bishop at Five/Four Productions has used the UHD 32-Bit format for re-mastering with a view to further augmenting the musicality.

Review:

"The composer, arranger, and pianist conducts the 75-piece Henry Mancini Orchestra in a live program of his own music -- tunes written for cinema -- as well as the works of composers Gershwin, Bernstein, and Mancini. The show was co-produced by Grusin's longstanding business associate and collaborator Larry Rosen and Phil Ramone. The personnel includes guest appearances by vocalists Patti Austin, Jon Secada, and Monica Mancini, and instrumentalists Gary Burton, Arturo Sandoval, Nestor Torres, and Sammy Figueroa... Grusin is in fine form, playing piano and conducting this orchestra. A dramatic version of his "Fratelli Chase" (from the score of the film Goonies) opens the set and is quickly followed by a romantic, nostalgic version of the theme from On Golden Pond, juxtaposed quite jarringly in a medley with his "New Hampshire Hornpipe." Austin appears on "Makin' Whoopee" (which he didn't write but which appeared in The Fabulous Baker Boys, a film he scored.

The program moves on with the tribute section of the evening as Grusin and orchestra perform a medley from Gershwin's Porgy & Bess, followed by a selection of Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim tunes from West Side Story. Burton's vibes appear on "Cool," and Secada and Austin duet on "Somewhere." Somewhere throws a curve here conducting and playing piano in the lengthy, near-12-minute "Suite" from the film The Milagro Beanfield War, before returning to West Side Story with "I Feel Pretty," containing a lovely flute solo by Torres. Mancini gets the final tribute with Monica singing a delightful "Moon River"; Burton returns to solo on the "Peter Gunn Theme." The entire show closes on an uptempo note with "Memphis Stomp," from the Grusin-scored film, The Firm. Fans of the artist will take great delight in the program... Just over an hour in length, it is near perfectly sequenced, and filled with not only nostalgia but evidence of Grusin's musical sophistication, as well as his accessibility and lasting appeal."

Thom Jurek, allmusic.com

 

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Brand First Impression Music / Concord Music Group

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