Title: Swingin' For
Record Label: (Concord Records) Concord Music Groups
Style: Jazz Vocals
Musicians: Diane Schuur, vocals. Maynard Ferguson,
trumpet and flugelhorn. Various guest artists.
Review: Congratulations to Concord Records for
bringing together two giants of contemporary jazz,
Diane Schuur and Maynard Ferguson, in the wonderfully
eclectic big band sound of SWINGIN' FOR
SCHUUR. This CD collection of 12 songs is a
surefire hit, one that will attract many, many jazz
Selections include "Just One Of Those Things,"
"Besame Mucho," "Deep Purple," "Autumn Leaves," "My
Romance," "Love Letters," "East Of The Sun and West
Of The Moon," "Midnight Sun," "I Fall In Love Too
Easily," "Lush Life," "Just Friends," and "Let's Fall
In Love." Each song is filled with brilliant solo
work from all performers. Schuur and Ferguson are a
perfect jazz match!
Accompanying Schuur and Ferguson are the following
fine musicians: Patrick Hession, lead trumpet; Paul
Armstrong, trumpet; Peter Ferguson, trumpet &
tour manager; Reggie Watkins, trombone; Mike
Dubaniewicz, alto saxophone; Jeff Rupert, tenor
saxophone; Denis DiBlasio, baritone saxophone; the
stylish piano work of Jeff Lashway; Brian Stahurski,
bass; and Brian Wolfe, drums.
This collection has so many memorble performances it
is difficult to select personal favorites, but
definitely these..."Deep Purple," "Autumn Leaves,"
"Midnight Sun," "Lush Life," "Let's Fall In Love,"
among others. This is a great listening
SWINGIN' FOR SCHUUR is a winner, a perfect pairing of
jazz greats Diane Schuur and Maynard Ferguson. A
flawless recording, perfectly perfect jazz at its
finest. If you like contemporary jazz in the big band
vocal mode, this is a great CD collection to have in
your personal CD library, or as a gift for a
Tracks: "Just One Of Those Things," "Besame Mucho,"
"Deep Purple," "Autumn Leaves," "My Romance," "Love
Letters," "East Of The Sun and West Of The Moon,"
"Midnight Sun," "I Fall In Love Too Easily," "Lush
Life," "Just Friends," and "Let's Fall In Love"
Record Label Website: (www.concordrecords.com)
Reviewed by: Lee Prosser