Greetje Kauffeld: Greetje Kauffeld Meets Jerr van Rooijen and Jiggs Whigham's Rias Big Band
Maturity, pitch, control, phrase purity, and Jazz juices in place, Ms. Kauffeld is one of the peerless voices of our time. When combined with the great RIAS Big Band of Berlin, and with the masterful charts of Jerry van Rooijen of the Netherlands, the result is STUNNING! There are nine unique performances of Jazz standards and surprises - plus two great medleys on this superb CD. The total time is nearly sixty-four minutes of (that word again) CLASS.
If you were moved by the love-work of Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Sue Raney, and Cleo Laine, you'll be blown-away by Greetje Kauffeld! For those who are > moved by the sounds of a Big Band full of Monsters, they'll be knocked-out by Professor Whigham's German "family." And if the creations of prodigiously gifted jazz composer-arrangers are "your thing", Jerry van Rooijen will be a name you won't forget. And if four stars is the max, this one will be worth all the stars in the Jazz Galaxy.
Try this one in subdued light. A bit of your favorite beverage is recommended.
Record Label: Mons Records