52nd & Broadway: Songs of the Bebop Era

52nd & Broadway: Songs of the Bebop Era

by Terry Gibbs


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Terry Gibbs has left an indelible mark on the jazz world since 1947. With more than 65 albums to his credit and as the creator of over 300 compositions, the vibist continues to impress his fans with the addition of 52nd & Broadway: Songs of the Bebop Era to his repertoire. Gibbs pays homage to the jazz artists and their timeless standards with the accompaniment of an excellent rhythm section, a string section, and guest soloists James Moody, Nicholas Payton, Sam Most, and Tom Ranier. The 12-track recording opens with Monk's "Round Midnight," which Gibbs treats as a bossa nova. With two superior solos and sublime call and response from Gibbs on vibes and Payton on trumpet, this song is both reflective and buoyant. On Lester Young's blues "Jumping With Symphony Sid," tenor saxophonist master James Moody and Gibbs compliment each other with their bouncing bebop elements and share that personal quality so essential in great jazz. No homage to the Bebop Era would be complete without "Groovin' High," one of the signature songs from the time period. Great soloing from Gibbs, Payton, and Moody (now playing alto saxophone) makes this song a keeper. While Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker played the song at a blazing tempo on most occasions, Gibbs' tempos get many different treatments. Further, his ability to swing pretty on "Night in Tunisia" is one more reason to cherish this rendition. One of the many highlights is his rendition of Billie Holiday's big hit "Lover Man," as an affecting ballad with additional colors from Sam Most's alto flute. 52nd & Broadway: Songs of the Bebop Era belongs in every serious jazz collection.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/20/2004
Label: Mack Avenue
UPC: 0673203101821
catalogNumber: 31018
Rank: 133174

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Terry Gibbs   Primary Artist,Vocals,Vibes,Soloist
Jeff Hamilton   Drums,Soloist
James Moody   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Sam Most   Flute,Vocals,Soloist
Dave Carpenter   Bass,Double Bass,Soloist
Alexis Carreon   Viola
Terry Glenny   Violin
Victor Lawrence   Cello
Joe Meyer   French Horn
Don Palmer   Violin
Nicholas Payton   Trumpet,Soloist
Tom Ranier   Piano,Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Harry Scorzo   Violin
Howie Shear   Trumpet,French Horn,Soloist
Kurt Snyder   French Horn
Francine Walsh   Violin
Karen Elaine Bakunin   Viola
James V. Ross   Viola
Norm Hughes   Violin
Alan Mautner   Cello
Calabria McChesney   Concert Master
Ted Falcon   Violin
Jean Sudbury   Violin
Gerardo Hilera   Violin
Ludvig Girdland   Violin

Technical Credits

Tadd Dameron   Composer
Terry Gibbs   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Sonny Rollins   Composer
George Wallington   Composer
Lester Young   Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Med Flory   Arranger
Ervin Drake   Composer
Ira Gitler   Liner Notes
Brian Levi   Engineer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Frank Paparelli   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Tom Ranier   Arranger
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Composer
Howie Shear   Arranger,String Conductor
Carl Sigman   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Jimmy Sherman   Composer
Buddy Feyne   Composer
Jimmy Davis   Composer
Gretchen Carhartt   Executive Producer
Hans Lengsfelder   Composer

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