A Hot Night in Paris

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Phil Collins Big Band

A Hot Night in Paris

WEA 3984272212 (issued on Atlantic in the USA)

Collins - dms; Daniel Fornero, Harry Kim, Tito Carillo, Alan Hood, Ron Modell - tpt/flg; Arturo Velasco, Scott Bliege, Mark Bettcher - tbn; Antonio Garcia - bs tbn; Gerald Albright, Matt James - as; Larry Panella, Chris Collins, Ian Nevins - ts; Kevin Sheehan - bar; Brad Cole - kybs; Daryl Sturmer - gtr; Doug Richardson - bs gtr; Luis Conti - perc.

Add George Duke - pno; James Carter - ts; Arif Mardin - cond (9).

[Paris - 1998].

Sussudio/That's All/Invisible Touch/Hold my Heart/Chips & Salsa/I Don't Care Anymore/Milestones/Against All Odds/Pick Up the Pieces/The Los Endos Suite. [TT: 66:00]

I know, this isn't very new, but I recently picked up a copy and it's worth taking notice. You're probably saying, "Phil Collins... you must be joking!" Yet this former Genesis drummer is as enamored of jazz and big bands as is Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones) or Ginger Baker (Cream), and he can pull it off, too. …