Chubby Jackson: Chubby Takes OverBy
It's a bit disappointing, then, that Chubby Takes Over isn't better than it is. By and large it's a pleasant album of serviceable and unspectacular big band recordings with a few nice solos from the likes of Al Cohn and Bob Brookmeyer. The problem is that everything is dispatched in the same medium tempo bounce and blasting brass that dominated big band music from the forties. Even the ballads are afraid to stay gentle, building to a dramatic climax. The pedestrian arrangements have a lot to do with it, but certainly a more varied program of tunes would have helped; quite a few songs are indistinguishable from each other.
It's not a bad effort by any means, but Chubby Takes Over isn't up to the standards of the Herd's other Everest work. As the cheerleader of the band, Jackson surely provided a lot of energy, but he needs some work on his play calling.
Loch Lamond; Blowin' Up A Storm; A Ballad for Jai; When the Saints Go Marching In; Oh Look at Me Now; Mt. Everest; Yes Indeed, It's Delovely; Cover the Earth With Your Loveliness, Alexander's Ragtime Band; Woodshed; Hail, Hail, The Herd's All Here.
Chubby Jackson, Ernie Royal, Bob Brookmeyer, Al Cohn, Pete Mondello, Sam Most, Don Lamond, Marty Napoleon, and others.
Title: Chubby Takes Over | Year Released: 2005 | Record Label: Empire Musicwerks
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