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Format: CD
Sku: 61706496
UPC: 805558243226
UPC 14: 00805558243226
Release Date: 9/21/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Sister Sadie ~ The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band
2. Cantaloupe Island ~ The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band
3. Sandu ~ The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band
4. Invitation ~ The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band
5. Alfie ~ The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band
6. Route 66 ~ The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band
7. Sidewinder, The ~ The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band
8. Killer Joe ~ The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band
9. From The Hip ~ The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band
10. Goin' To Chicago ~ The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band
11. Money's Gettin' Cheaper ~ The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Jimmy Witherspoon (vocals); Keith Holmes (flute, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Matt Vance, Matt Vance (flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Marvin Ferebee, Marvin Ferebee (trumpet, flugelhorn); Ricky Ravelo (double bass); Les DeMerle (vocals, drums); Bonnie Eisele (vocals); Kevin Wilder (piano, keyboards); Sam Rodriguez (percussion).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Ron Hitchcock.
Muze PNote Liner Note Authors: Les DeMerle; Herb Wong.
Muze PNote Recording information: Jacksonville, FL; Unlimited Productions, Jacksonville, FL.
Muze PNote Author: Louie Bellson.
Muze PNote Photographers: Bonnie Eisele; David Burghardt.
Muze PNote Most of the music on this CD, which features drummer Les DeMerle and his straight-ahead sextet/septet, seems to have been recorded in 2000; no exact date is given. However since the late blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon is on "Goin' to Chicago" and "Money's Getting' Cheaper" (from a live date while backed by a trio with DeMerle) and he passed away in 1997, those two cuts date from a few years earlier. No one in DeMerle's group is famous, but they all play straight-ahead jazz quite well and are capable soloists. The drummer decided for this project to pay tribute to the classic Blue Note label of the 1950s and '60s, with most of the songs on this CD originating on Blue Note sessions (although not "Invitation," "Alfie," "Route 66," and DeMerle's original romp "From the Hip," which is similar to "Work Song"). The concise renditions of such songs as "Sister Sadie," "Sandu," "The Sidewinder," and "Killer Joe" are in the spirit of classic hard bop, with trumpeter Marvin Ferebee in particular distinguishing himself. In addition, "Invitation" is a feature for the rhythm section and Bonnie Eisele takes the vocal on "Route 66." Overall, this is an enjoyable set of no-nonsense straight-ahead jazz. ~ Scott Yanow

Producer: Les DeMerle; Ron Hitchcock; Les DeMerle

Engineer: Les DeMerle; Les DeMerle

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Jimmy Witherspoon

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/21/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 82432
Music Label Name Label : Origin Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00805558243226

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Dynamic Les Demerle
Product attributeLabel:   Origin Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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