LOUIE BELLSON and His Big Band
Mega Sale! Save 27% on the LOUIE BELLSON and His Big Band by V.I.E.W. INC. at N Film Reviews. MPN: unknown. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Jazz drummer Louie Bellson (1924 2009), the inventor of the two bass-drum kit, was famous for his memorable contributions to the Big Bands of Benny
Jazz drummer Louie Bellson
(1924 2009), the inventor of the two bass-drum kit, was famous for his memorable contributions to the Big Bands of Benny Goodman
, Count Basie
, and Tommy Dorsey
. He also revitalized the Duke Ellington Band
, where he became renowned as an arranger and composer, and toured for many years with his wife, singer Pearl Bailey
During his distinguished career, he has recorded with Ella Fitzgerald
, Louis Armstrong
, Art Tatum
, and Oscar Peterson
, among others. Driving the band from the drums, Louie Bellson cemented his reputation leader who controls the performance, yet allows his musicians the creative freedom needed to constantly evolve the music.
For this special, live, concert DVD, entitled Louis Bellson and His Big Band, Bellson keeps up the Big Band tradition while exploring contemporary sounds by leading his Orchestra, which includes 18 of the finest performers and creative soloists on the musical scene, playing as a tightly knit ensemble. Recorded with eight cameras, this fantastic big band performance not only includes Louie Bellson's impeccable time keeping, vibrant soloing, and his renowned compositions and arrangements, but also features the innovative percussionist's unique musical vision that has made him one of the Jazz world's top drummers, on a level alongside the legendary Buddy Rich.
Selections include: 1. The Drum Squad, 2. Samantha, 3. Blues for Freddy, 4. Niles Ahead, 5. We've Come a Long Way Together, and 6. Explosion
The Louis Bellson Big Band includes:
Randy Brecker: Trumpet
Lew Soloff: Trumpet
Benny Bailey: Trumpet
Americo Belotto: Trumpet
Ack Van Rooyen: Trumpet
Michael Brecker: Tenor Saxophone
Herb Geller: Alto Saxophone
Howard Johnson: Baritone Saxophone
Andre Villeger: Alto Saxophone
Thomas Grunwald: Tenor Saxophone
Tom Malone: Trombone
Jiggs Whigham: Trombone
Hermann Breuer: Trombone
Rudi Fussers: Trombone
Gil Goldstein: Piano
Dean Brown: Guitar
Tim Landers: Bass
Louis Bellson: Drums
DVD BONUS FEATURES:
Bonus Video of Billy Cobham and Louie Bellson
Bonus Music from Randy and Michael Brecker
Louis Bellson Biography
Trivia and Fun Facts Subtitles
Instant Access to Over 35 Selections
Instant Access to Songs and Solos
Six Musicians Biography
Digital Dolby Stereo Audio
Digitally Mastered Audio & Video
Multi-Directional Interactive Menus
|Item Weight:||0.25 pounds|
|Item Size:||5.75 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.18 pounds|
|Package Size:||5.42 x 0.58 x 0.58 inches|
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