Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Love Call - Impressions of Ellington

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Love Call - Impressions of Ellington

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Denis Gäbel

Love Call - Impressions of Ellington

Nagel Heyer 2087

Denis Gäbel & Jasper Blom - tn; Pablo Held-p; Henning Gailing-db; Hendrik Smock-d

Virgin Jungle / Chelsea Bridge / Mount Harissa / Perdido / Prelude to a Kiss / Blue Goose / Skin Deep / African Flower / Peggy's Blue Skylight / Medley : Black and Tan Fantasy - Creole Love Call - The Mooche. Rec. Köln, 16-17 December 2008.

Do we need another album in tribute to Duke Ellington? Perhaps not if it's off-the-shelf swing, but here's a 2009 set that's worthy of Impulse! Around 1965. I shouldn't be surprised, for Denis Gäbel' s previous Nagel-Heyer release, from 2005, was Keep on Rollin' - A Tribute to Sonny Rollins. On this he calls it as he wants it, both retro and contemporary, with, somehow, a level of suspense maintained, from the slow ones like Chelsea Bridge to the both hard and bop hardbop Perdido. …

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