Dick Hyman – From The Age Of Swing (1994/2013)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 66:42 minutes | 2,63 GB
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Genre: Jazz | Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Booklet, Front Cover | © Reference Recordings
A longtime student of jazz piano history, Dick Hyman has previously recorded the works of Eubie Blake, Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and other early jazz pianists. Some of the greatest jazzmen from the Swing Era have been brought together for this exceptional album including Phil Bodner, Urbie Green, Milt Hinton, Butch Miles, Bucky Pizzarelli, Joe Temperly, Frank Wess and Joe Wilder.
As the title implies, this is very much a swing set. Pianist Dick Hyman (a master of all pre-bop styles) has little difficulty emulating Teddy Wilson, Art Tatum and Count Basie (among others) plus his own style in an octet also featuring trumpeter Joe Wilder, trombonist Urbie Green, altoist-clarinetist Phil Bodner, baritonist Joe Temperley, rhythm guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, bassist Milt Hinton, drummer Butch Miles and (on three tunes) altoist Frank Wess. The opening and closing numbers are ad-lib blues both titled “From the Age of Swing”; sandwiched in between are ten swing-era standards plus a couple of obscure Duke Ellington items. Among the highlights are “Topsy,” “Them There Eyes,” “Rose Room” and “Mean to Me.” No real surprises occur, but mainstream fans should like this swinging set.
01 – From the Age of Swing
02 – You’re Driving Me Crazy – Moten Swing
03 – Topsy
04 – Moonglow
05 – Them There Eyes
06 – Dooji Wooji
07 – Soft Winds
08 – What Is ThereTo Say
09 – ‘Deed I Do
10 – Rose Room
11 – I Know What You Do
12 – Mean To Me
13 – I’m Getting Sentimental Over You
14 – From the Age of Swing (Alternate take)
Recorded on May 24 & 25, 1994 at Concert Hall ‘A’, State University Of New York, Purchase, New York.
Recorded natively in the PCM format at 176.4 kHz/24 bit and converted to DSD using the best equipment available.
Dick Hyman – piano
Phil Bodner – alto saxophone, clarinet
Frank Wess – alto saxophone
Joe Temperley – baritone saxophone
Joe Wilder – trumpet, flugelhorn
Urbie Green – trombone
Bucky Pizzarelli – guitar
Milt Hinton – acoustic bass
Butch Miles – drums