“Moten Swing”

From “Jazz ’34: Remembrances of Kansas City Swing”

Robert Altman’s marvelous film

Kansas City native Robert Altman left behind a marvelous body of work, but for us this has to be the cream of the crop.

He hired top contemporary jazz musicians to re-create the look, feel and sound of Kansas City in the 1930s.

Personnel:

Joshua Redman as Lester Young – tenor sax
Craig Handy as Coleman Hawkins – tenor sax
James Carter as Ben Webster – tenor sax
Dadid Murray – tenor sax
Jesse Davis – alto sax
David “Fathead” Newman Jr. – alto sax
Don Byron – clarinet/baritone sax
Olu Dara – cornet
Nicholas Payton – trumpet
James Zollar – trumpet
Curtis Fowlkes – trombone
Clark Gayton – trombone
Victor Lewis as Joe Jones – drums
Geri Allen as Mary Lou Williams – piano
Cyrus Chestnut as Count Basie – piano
Ron Carter – bass
Christian McBride – bass
Tyron Clarke – bass
Russell Malone – guitar
Mark Whitefield – guitar
Kevin Mahogany – vocal

More videos

‘Fatha’ Hines Explains

<ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:block" data-ad-client="ca-pub-6806835162578064" data-ad-slot="6215673776" data-ad-format="auto">(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Earl Hines <ins class="adsbygoogle"...

‘Round Midnight

<ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:block" data-ad-client="ca-pub-6806835162578064" data-ad-slot="6215673776" data-ad-format="auto">(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Wes Montgomery <ins class="adsbygoogle"...

‘Round Midnight

Thelonious Monk Monk takes to the airways Composed by Thelonious Monk in 1944, it has subsequently been elaborated on by many artists, as it is a jazz standard. Those artists have included really big names like Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie. Monk's improvisational...

‘Round Midnight

Milt Jackson Japan, 1990 Milt Jackson performs the Thelonious Monk standard "'Round Midnight" at a 1990 concert in Japan. Jackson, affectionately nicknamed "Bags," was one of the most beloved vibraphone players in jazz. As leader of the Modern Jazz Quartet, a group...

‘Round Midnight

Carmen McRae April 8, 1920 – November 10, 1994 Carmen Mercedes McRae (April 8, 1920 – November 10, 1994) was an American jazz singer, composer, pianist, and actress. Considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century, it was her behind-the-beat...

‘Round Midnight

<ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:block" data-ad-client="ca-pub-6806835162578064" data-ad-slot="6215673776" data-ad-format="auto">(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Miles Davis <ins class="adsbygoogle"...