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FIFTEEN YEARS ON - Pasadena Roof Orchestra

FIFTEEN YEARS ON - Pasadena Roof Orchestra
£11.99
CD / Product Number: URCD227

This album Fifteen Years On was originally recorded in 1984 and was the first release on the newly formed Pasadena Roof Orchestra label. We are delighted to re-release it now in 2009. It is a collection of great titles, brilliantly performed by this renowned jazz orchestra.
Fifteen years on from what - you may ask? Well from the musical equivalent of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls - the discovery in a Manchester attic in 1969 of humdreds of original arrangements from the 1920s and 1930s which was the inspiration for no less than the formation of the band! Now you can sit back and enjoy these wonderful arrangements all over again!

Description

John Arthy (Leader) Double bass and sousaphone
Mike Henry - trumpet
Enrico Tomasso - trumpet
Bob Renvoize - trombone
Andy Pummell - alto sax and clarinet
Keith Gemmell - alto sax and clarinet
Frank White - tenor sax and clarinet
Michael Holmes - piano
John Barron - banjo and guitar
John Sutton - drums
Robin Merrill - vocal

1. I Can't Dance
2. Yes Yes (My Baby Said Yes)
3. You Took Advantage of Me
4. Varsity Drag
5. The Very Thought of You
6. Casa Loma Stomp
7. Pasadena
8. Hollywood Medley
9. The Lambeth Walk
10. Solitude
11. I Heard
12. 20s Medley
13. Here's To The Next Time

Reviews of This Recording

....this album is a good representtation of how this band was performing 29 years ago......behind the vocals throughout there is some good and sensitive instrumental support...and where the vocals are absent, the jazz feel is more prominent. Jerry Brown, Jazz Journal

....this album is a good representtation of how this band was performing 29 years ago......behind the vocals throughout there is some good and sensitive instrumental support...and where the vocals are absent, the jazz feel is more prominent. Jerry Brown, Jazz Journal