Umlaut Big Band plays Don Redman
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There is history, creation and celebration in the live album of the Umlaut Big Band: a lively, subjective musical biography of Don Redman, the American multi-instrumentalist and grand master of orchestration for big bands from the 20s … to the 60s!
This unique repertoire is the result of a thorough work of transcriptions and rearrangements from recordings and scores, including some unpublished material found in New York. Under the direction of Pierre-Antoine Badaroux, the fourteen musicians from the French jazz new avantgarde, pursue their work of highlighting forgotten figures of the jazz history, with a generous and communicative enthusiasm. From the Harlem Public Library basement to the wooden floor of the Lavoir Moderne Parisie theatre, it is a special invitation to enjoy together here and now the sound of an ageless music.
ARRANGEMENTS : Don Redman
TRANSCRIPTIONS : Pierre-Antoine Badaroux, except 18 by Benjamin Dousteyssier
RESEARCH : Pierre-Antoine Badaroux assisted by Alix Tucou
Recorded live at Lavoir Moderne Parisien on April 19-21, 2018, in Paris, France
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Augustin Müller
Texts by Pierre-Antoine Badaroux
Artwork by Sven-Åke Johansson
Design by Dominique Hamot
Pierre-Antoine Badaroux : direction, sax alto
Antonin-Tri Hoang : alto saxophone, clarinet
Geoffroy Gesser, Pierre Borel : tenor sax, clarinet
Benjamin Dousteyssier : alto, barytone, bass saxophones
Brice Pichard, Louis Laurain, Emil Strandberg : trumpet
Fidel Fourneyron, Michaël Ballue : trombone
Romain Vuillemin : guitar, banjo
Bruno Ruder : piano
Sebastien Beliah : double bass
Antonin Gerbal : drums
Avec le soutien de l’ADAMI / With the support of ADAMI