Friday, July 19, 2019

USA: "Slide’s Blues" By TheCharles Ruggiero/Frank BasileOctet +1Featuring the Music and trombone ofSlide Hampton

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Supporting the release of

Slide’s Blues
By The Charles Ruggiero/Frank Basile
Octet +1
Featuring the Music and trombone of
Slide Hampton

Featuring Slide’s original octet music
transcribed by Frank Basile

Smalls Live SL0062
Trumpets: Nick Marchione, Bruce Harris
Trombones: James Burton III, Rob Edwards
Tenor Saxophone/clarinet: Sam Dillon
Baritone saxophone/bass clarinet: Frank Basile
Bass: Mike Karn
Drums: Charles Ruggiero
Special Guest: Slide Hampton
(on Slide's Blues and Mack the Knife)

1. Our Waltz (D. Rose) 5:10
2. Slide's Blues (Hampton) 5:29
3. Exodus (E. Gold) 3:34
4. Mack The Knife (K. Weill) 4:07
5. The Barbarians (Hampton) 6:13
The Cloister Dance Suite (Hampton):
6. I: Impression 4:34
7. II: Obsession 4:56
8. III. Expression 4:00
9. IV Possession 5:26

Over 50 years ago, through a freak accident, Slide Hampton lost all of his original hand-written scores for his octet music. This recording features nine tracks of Slide’s octet music transcribed by Frank Basile                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

“I first had the privilege of working with and getting to know Slide Hampton in 2006 as a member of the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band. At that time, Slide was the band's conductor and front-man. I had always known Slide's place as a member of jazz royalty had been cemented long ago, but being there with him first-hand brought into sharp focus what a true genius he is. His conducting, his trombone playing, and his arranging set the standard for countless musicians to strive for, however futile a task that may be.(Thank you, Slide!)”
– Frank Basile


Frank Basile
Charles Ruggiero