Graettinger – Live At The Paradiso

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Tracklist

1.
Molshoaro
00:00
2.
Beachcomber
00:00
3.
Afternoon
01:54
4.
Loverman
00:00
5.
I only have eyes for you
00:00
6.
Too marvellous for words
01:50
7.
Irresistable you
00:00
8.
Condolence
00:00
9.
Untitlted Original (Unfinished)
01:31
10.
Suite For String Trio And Wind Quartet - Part One
03:17
11.
Suite For String Trio And Wind Quartet - Part Two
03:09
12.
Suite For String Trio And Wind Quartet - Part Three
04:20
13.
Transparency
02:30
14.
Untitled Original (Two In One)
01:48
15.
Autumn in New York
00:00
16.
Fine & Dandy
02:37
17.
I'm in the mood for love
00:00
18.
Everything happens to me
02:21
19.
Untitled Original (For Frank)
00:00
20.
Untitled Original (For Conte)
02:14
21.
Untitled Original (In Three Tempi)
02:47

Description

Robert Frederick Graettinger (1923 – 1957) composer/arranger Until shortly Robert Graettinger was known only to a small circle of jazz enthusiasts. His composition, ‘City of Glass’, recorded on the initiative of Stan Kenton in 1951, evoked disconcerted responses from ‘chaos’ to ‘this isn’t jazz’ to ‘Wagnerian pretentiousness’. Graettinger began his career as an alto saxophonist with several lesserknown bands in California, but he soon put his sax away because, as he said to one of his friends, “I have more to say than I can express with just one instrument”. He studied composition for a brief period at the Westlake School of Music in Los Angeles. At the age of eighteen, he showed one of his compositions to Stan Kenton, who encouraged him to continue. In 1947, Kenton added Graettinger’s ‘Thermopylae’ to the band’s repertoire. From that time onward, Graettinger, with Pete Rugolo and Bill Russo, was one of the staff arrangers for Kenton’s orchestra, which had a reputation for being ‘progressive’. Stan Kenton’s name may have lost most of its luster among today’s jazz aficionados; nevertheless, one of the most important achievements of his career is that he gave the youthful Robert Graettinger a chance to compose pieces, to make arrangements of standards, and to be part of the process when Kenton made recordings of avant-garde pieces with his orchestra. Pete Rugolo and Bill Russo composed big band pieces in the jazz tradition; Graettinger, in contrast, tried to incorporate developments from modern classical music into the big band idiom.

Additional information

Artists

Recording location

Paradiso,Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Mastering equiment

Sadie Audio system

Mastering engineer

Jared Sacks

Mixing console

Rens Heijnis Custom made

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Recording notes

Paradiso live June 1996
Frascati Theater live December 1996

Recording format

PCM 44.1

Analog to digital converter

dCS900

Recording date

June 1996

Editing

Jared Sacks

Composers

Recording engineer

jared Sacks

Producer

Jared Sacks, Werner Herbers

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Conductors

Digital to analog converter

Sony

Press reviews

Luister

(…) Uitvoeringsniveau ligt hoog. De grote verrassing is de sopraan Claron McFadden die zich met omfloerste stem en scherpe timing ontpopt tot een zwoele jazzzangeres van kaliber.

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