Tribute to Benny Goodman

1 CD - Signum Classics SIGCD288
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Julian Bliss Septet
original title: Tribute to Benny Goodman

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  • Recreating the exciting sound of swing from the 30’s and 40’s, Julian Bliss’s dynamic virtuosity leads his sextet through some of the great tunes of the swing era, staying true to the authentic feel but naturally with a modern twist.

    Julian Bliss says “I decided in the summer of 2010 that I wanted to start my own Jazz group. I enlisted the help of Neal Thornton (Piano) to help make this dream a reality. We spent months listening to every version of each tune we could find, and putting together our own versions while still being mindful of the light and fun feel Goodman captured all those years ago. We then had the task of putting the rest of the band together. We were specifically looking for musicians that had a great interest in the Swing era, and I must say we couldn’t have picked a better set of players”

    "Julian Bliss threatens to steal the show on clarinet," Norman Lebrecht
    on Julian's performance with Grammy-award winning soprano Hila Plitmann on 'The Ancient Question' (SIGCD276), released December 2011
  • Julian Bliss Septet

    Julian Bliss [clarinet]
    ]Neal Thornton [piano]
    Martin Shaw [trumpet]
    Colin Oxley [guitar]
    Tim Thornton [bass]
    Matt Skelton [drums]
    Jim Hart [vibes]
  • 1 CD
    upc/ean. 635212028827
    ref. SIGCD288
    release date. 2012-06-04