- CD de audio (7 de marzo de 2005)
- Fecha de lanzamiento original: 1 de febrero de 2008
- Número de discos: 1
- Formato: CD
- Sello: Grosse Freiheit (Indigo)
- ASIN: B00152MQBI
- Ediciones a la venta: CD de audio
Meets the Francy Boland Kenny Clarke Big Band CD
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(2008/BUREAU) 10 tracks (32:07) digipac with 20 page booklet. Originally released in 1969 as 'My Kind Of World' SHZE 280.
My Kinda World
A Sack Full Of Dreams
A World Without Love
Go To Hell
Please Send Me Someone To Love
Out Of This World
Marriage Is For Old Folks
I Love The Life I Live
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is clear evidence that Haenning could have devoted her entire career to jazz had she chosen.
It appears from the accompanying booklet that in 1969 things weren't going too well between Haenning and EMI. Executives
for the label wanted her to renew a contract with them and continue to record the same type of material they had been having
her do, and Haenning was not interested in the continuation. Recording engineer Wolfgang Hirschmann, who worked as sound
man for both Haenning and the Clarke-Boland Big Band, thought that a collaboration between them would be a perfect musical
match as well as a break from the format Haenning had been doing.
The band recorded their work; it was then submitted to Haenning who then sang with the band's tracks. Listeners need not
be concerned about this--the final result is seamless. It sounds just like Haenning was present with the band, and it is, indeed
a perfect marriage of styles. Both the material and the band's performances/arrangements could not fit her better.
The 10 song program here alternates between better known songs and less well known ones. Really, all 10 are highlights, but
if pressed to choose, Lennon-McCartney's 'A World Without Love', Gary McFarland's 'A Sack Full of Dreams', and the Francy Boland/Jimmy Woode 'November Girl' are favorites.
There are some highly irreverent and sassy songs as well, which Haenning and the band treat accordingly. Haenning acknowledges Lena Horne as a main influence. She was 23 when this was recorded. Her girlish but not breathy voice,
ability to sustain pitch with flawless intonation, and knowledge of when to be vocally aggressive and when to be more
restrained all combine to make this project work to perfection.
A little about the Clarke-Boland band: To not have heard this group is to not have lived! Think of the precision and
confidence of the Count Basie band, then add to that a sass and swagger that go even beyond Basie, then consider the ability of the CBBB
to musically 'scream' and shout, cut completely loose and yet remain rock solid as an ensemble, and the elements are in
place to begin an appreciation of this band. The saxes, led by the late Derek Humble on Alto, are about as good as sax
playing gets, and lead trumpet player Benny Bailey plays screech far better than a well known Stan Kenton alumnus.
The playing time is low: 32 minutes, but the way around the short time is to repeat it from the beginning.
Devotees of big band jazz and female jazz vocals should not hesitate to get this. There won't be any regrets at all.