samples from special COLLECTOR's CD & 2 DVDs EDITION - available Amazon, Barnes&Noble, iTUNES.
This LIMITED CD/DVD COLLECTORS EDITION is both an aural and a visual treat - featuring 3 legendary icons - GRAMMY winner and NEA Jazz Master trumpeter CLARK TERRY; GRAMMY nominee and NEA Jazz Master clarinetist BUDDY DeFRANCO (winner of 20 DownBeat polls, 16 Playboy All-Stars Awards); and DownBeat’s #1 Vibraphonist for 5 years TERRY GIBBS (American Jazz Hall of Fame) – in a treasure-trove of rare jazz gems and priceless performances, ranging from scorching swing classics to sizzling bebop to sultry ballads - several sung by guest vocalist and CNN TV en Español featured artist JACKIE RYAN early in her career (3 recent chart-topping CDs of her own were number #1 Jazz CDs nationwide and earned 4-Star DownBeat and AMG reviews) - all backed by SWING FEVER, San Francisco's preeminent swing band for 35 years.
This lusciously packaged collection consists of: one audio CD (with 19 tracks, 14 songs), plus a 20-page booklet, liner notes by award-winning critic Will Friedwald, plus bios & 27 photo portraits – and, as a bonus, 2 free DVDs - 90 minutes of rare video with additional songs and insider anecdotes – war stories from jazz’s trenches as told by the GrandMasters themselves.
To celebrate its 35th year, Swing Fever - founded and led by trombonist Bryan Gould - has collaborated with OpenArt Productions LLC to release this expansive collection, which in its CD/DVD entirety can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and major online stores. The audio CD and booklet can be found on iTUNES.
Swing Fever’s accomplished musicians collectively have worked with Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Carmen McRae, Sammy Davis, Tony Bennett, Cleo Laine, Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole, Mel Tormé, Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Earl Hines, Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton, Thelonious Monk, Woody Herman, Benny Carter and Benny Goodman. This is their tribute to these three giants of jazz.
CLARK TERRY trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals; BUDDY DEFRANCO clarinet; TERRY GIBBS vibraphone; JACKIE RYAN guest vocalist; SWING FEVER MUSICIANS: BRYAN GOULD trombone, bandleader; JIM ROTHERMEL alto sax, clarinet; RAY LOECKLE tenor sax, flute; STEVE CAMPOS trumpet; HOWARD DUDUNE alto sax, clarinet, flute; PEE WEE CLAYBROOK tenor sax; JIM PUTMAN guitar; RUTH DAVIES bass; DEAN REILLY bass; TONY JOHNSON drums; HAROLD JONES drums
Produced by: Bryan Gould and John Ballard; Edited by: John Ballard and Arn Battaglene
Recording engineers: Bud Spangler, Jim Merod, Jeff Cressman, Oliver Diciccio, John Ballard
Mixed by: Joel Jaffe at Studio D, Leslie Ann Jones at Skywalker Sound