by Bob Brookmeyer


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The curious blend of pianist Eliane Elias with conductor and arranger Bob Brookmeyer leading the Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra makes for a surprising mix. Brookmeyer, long established as one of the top jazz writers and a phenomenal valve trombonist to boot, was not familiar with the recordings of the Brazilian keyboardist, but he was clearly up to the challenge of scoring her music. Brookmeyer gives "Just Kiddin'" a big and bold post-bop treatment, with an underlying funky rhythm and a bit of electronics thrown in for fun. Elias and Brookmeyer share the solo spotlight in the breezy setting of her ballad "So in Love." Far more low-key is "Moments," with sparse piano lines backed by Brookmeyer's rich scoring for the brass and a fine solo by flugelhornist Henrik Bolberg Pedersen. The exotic, high-energy setting of "The Time Is Now" is a more modern bossa nova, showcasing Elias and Brookmeyer, along with bassist Thomas Ovesen and drummer Jonas Johansen. "One Side of You" is a haunting ballad made more so by Brookmeyer's brilliant arrangement. This session may throw a bit of a curve to longtime fans of either Eliane Elias or Bob Brookmeyer, but this successful CD is very much an ear opener.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/04/2001
Label: Stunt
UPC: 0663993001029
catalogNumber: 102
Rank: 113496

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Brookmeyer   Primary Artist,Conductor,Valve Trombone
Tomas Franck   Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jens Winther   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Palle Bolvig   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Eliane Elias   Piano
Kjeld Ipsen   Trombone
Flemming Madsen   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Brass
Vincent Nilsson   Trombone,Baritone Horn
Axel Windfel   Tuba,Bass Trombone
Ethan Weisgard   Percussion
Thomas Ovesen   Bass,Electric Bass
Jonas Johansen   Drums
Uffe Markussen   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Henrik Bolberg Pedersen   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Steen Hansen   Trombone,Baritone Horn
Anders Lindvall   Guitar
Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Michael Hove   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Nikolaj Bentzon   Synthesizer,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Bob Brookmeyer   Arranger
Eliane Elias   Composer,Liner Notes
Lars Palsig   Engineer
Finn Kragerup   Producer,Radio Producer
Peter H. Larsen   Liner Notes,Executive Producer

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