20 May, 2018

James Morrison & Patti Austin - Ella & Louis (2017)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:25:55 | Size: 198.42 MB | MP3 320 kbps
CD 1
01. Hello, Dolly!
02. (Up A) Lazy River
03. Too Close For Comfort
04. Let’s Do It
05. (If You Can’t Sing It) You’ll Have To Swing It (Mr Paganini)
06. Our Love Is Here To Stay
07. A Tisket, A Tasket
08. Satin Doll
09. Lullaby Of Birdland

CD 2
01. Basin Street Blues
02. Miss Otis Regrets
03. Hard-Hearted Hannah (The Vamp of Savannah)
04. Honeysuckle Rose
05. I’ve Got The World On A String
06. Struttin’ With Some BBQ
07. But Not For Me
08. Mack The Knife
09. How High The Moon
10. Get Happy

Patti Austin vocals
James Morrison trumpet, trombone, piano
Mark Fitzgibbon piano, William Morrison guitar, Harry Morrison bass, Patrick Danao drums
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Northey conductor

Recorded June 2017 in Hamer Hall, Melbourne, as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival
James Morrison is a man indebted to jazz’s past and committed to preserving its future. Next month the 54-year-old trumpet virtuoso will team up with American singer Patti Austin in a tribute to jazz giants Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.The concert will put Morrison and Austin together with the WASO Big Band Horns. Morrison said it was hearing Armstrong play Basin Street Blues as a seven-year-old that set him on his way. “Hearing him was what made me want to be a jazz musician,” Morrison said. “The feel of that music I said ‘That’s that I want to do’.” The concert with Austin marks 100 years since the birth of acclaimed singer Ella Fitzgerald. “We’re doing this tribute to Ella and Louis, two of the greats, but Patti is one of the greats herself,” Morrison said.

“She’s a Grammy Award-winning artist.” Once a wunderkind of Australian jazz, Morrison is now bridging generations. His two sons, bassist Harry (19) and guitarist William (21), are part of his touring band. “Playing with younger musicians is a great tradition in jazz,” he said.

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