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Kurt Elling Joined By Denmark’s Kluvers Big Band & Special Guests -- October 25-30 At Birdland In Nyc

Kurt Elling Joined By Denmark’s Kluvers Big Band & Special Guests -- October 25-30 At Birdland In Nyc

In what promises to be a special engagement, preeminent jazz vocalist Kurt Elling will perform a six-night residency featuring Denmark's renowned Klüvers Big Band at New York City's Birdland, from October 25-30. Different special guests—Miguel Zenon, Ravi Coltrane, Lew Tabackin, Robin Eubanks and Stefon Harris—will join Elling and the 18-piece ensemble each evening. The New York ...

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Count on It / Live in Tivoli / Go Global

Label: InterMusic
Released: 2001
Track listing: Count on It

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Good Times

Label: HNT
Released: 2001
Track listing: I Will Be There; I Want a Little Girl; Georgia on My Mind; All Right, Okay, You Win; Them There Eyes; Come Rain or Come Shine; Let the Good Times Roll; Yesterday I Had the Blues; Woman Got Soul; Orange Colored Sky; Never Make Your Move too Soon; Who Can I Turn To?; I Can See Clearly Now (50:44).

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Silver Street / Tribute to Duke / Better Believe It

Label:
Released: 2001
Track listing: Silver Street

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The Heat's On

Label: Right Tone
Released: 2001
Track listing: La Fontaine Blues; On the Trail; Willow Weep for Me; Just Friends; Take a Ladder; Body and Soul; You Be Hanged; The Heat

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Article: Album Review

Kluvers Big Band: Count on It / Live in Tivoli / Go Global

Read "Count on It / Live in Tivoli / Go Global" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Three more albums, these on the Inter Music label, by Denmark’s well–endowed Klüvers Big Band, on two of which ( Count on It, Live in Tivoli ) the ensemble chooses to hide its light under a bushel and play back–up to bluesy vocalists Carmen Bradford and Deborah Brown, respectively. On the third, Go Global, recorded (apparently ...

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Article: Album Review

Kluvers Big Band: Good Times

Read "Good Times" reviewed by Jack Bowers


As one who loves big bands but is seldom excited by vocalists (Sinatra and Garland are two notable exceptions), I cringe whenever a superlative ensemble like Denmark’s Klüvers Big Band chooses to play back–up to a singer, as it does for Jesper Bjarnesen on Good Times, recorded in October ’99. Not that Bjarnesen sings poorly; he’s ...

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Article: Album Review

Kluvers Big Band: Silver Street / Tribute to Duke / Better Believe It

Read "Silver Street / Tribute to Duke / Better Believe It" reviewed by Jack Bowers


A trio of albums on Music Mecca by Denmark’s world–class Klüvers Big Band, among eight we’ve now reviewed by the soon–to–be 25–year–old ensemble, and two of which — Silver Street and Tribute to Duke — stand head and shoulders above the others. The third, Better Believe It, featuring two talented Americans, trumpeter Byron Stripling and drummer ...

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Article: Album Review

Kluvers Big Band: The Heat's On

Read "The Heat's On" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Chronologically speaking, The Heat’s On is the first of eight generally rewarding albums delivered to our front door in September courtesy of the affable Jens Klüver, conductor of Denmark’s admirable Klüvers Big Band. It was recorded live in July ’94 during the appropriately named “Ridehuset Swinger” concerts, a part of the Aarhus International Jazz Festival, with ...


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