Scott Hamilton and Danny Moss – Mainstream Giants of Jazz

Artist: Scott Hamilton and Danny Moss
Title: Mainstream Giants of Jazz
Year Of Release: 2007
Label: Robinwood Productions
Genre: Jazz
Quality: Mp3 / 320kbps
Total Time: 76:55 min
Total Size: 168 MB

01. Fine & Dandy
02. Poinciana
03. Like Someone In Love
04. A Smo-o-o-oth One
05. It Could Happen To You
06. Star Dust
07. It’s You Or No One
08. Sugar
09. My Shining Hour
10. It’s All Right With Me
11. On the Alamo
12. St. Louis Blues

‘Mainstream Giants of Jazz’ sees two of the great tenor sax stylists and a marvellous rhythm section brought together, with everyone given the opportunity to fly in various combinations, from solo piano to the full ensemble.
American tenor wizard Scott Hamilton shares top billing with Danny Moss and a first choice rhythm section. Sadly, shortly after making this recording Danny succumbed to cancer, thus making the album a fitting tribute to a much-loved man and highly-respected musician.
The programme consists mainly of standards with a fairly equal mixture of swingers and ballads. The two tenors are teamed on eight numbers with Danny soloing on "Like Someone In Love" and Scott subtly decorating "My Shining Hour". Guitarist Dave Cliff and bedrock bassist Len Skeat duet on "It Could Happen To You", while John Pearce takes "Star Dust" as a piano solo, using a set of inspired substitute chords that would surely have had composer Hoagy Carmichael gagging in amazement. The two tenor men revel in the company of each other – and the wonderful rhythm team driven by master drummer Martin Drew.
Scott Hamilton, Danny Moss (tenor saxophone), Dave Cliff (guitar), John Pearce (piano), Len Skeat (bass), Martin Drew (drums)

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