221

Larry Vuckovich: Young At Heart

C. Michael Bailey BY

Sign in to view read count
Larry Vuckovich: Young At Heart
Pianist Larry Vuckovich and friends provides a heartfelt tribute to Lester Young, Count Basie, and Charlie Parker.

This sextet sounds and swings like a big band, reminding me of Basie's Kansas City Seven. The two-tenor front of Jules Broussard and Noel Jewkes provides a riffing wall of sound that possesses a powerful momentum as Vuckovich steers his tribute group through chestnuts associated with Lester Young, Count Basie, and Charlie Parker. Inspired by Phil Schaap's WKCR (New York) tribute to Prez and Bird on their birthdays, Vuckovich assembled his Young At Heart Sextet. The repertoire is well known and well played here. Suffice it to say, this is a splendid disc that caters to the middle-of-the-road jazz listener. The originals, "Why Not" and "Lester People" are highlights of the genre. I warmly recommend this disc. There can never be too many recordings of this type of music.

Track Listing

Why Not; Blue And Sentimental; Jumpin' With Symphony Sid; She's Just My Side; Besame Macho; Sweet Lorraine; Jumpin' At The Woodside; The Man I Love; The Lady's In Love With You; Young At Heart; Ornithology; Sometimes I'm Happy; Lester People. (Total Time: 70:54) .

Personnel

Larry Vuckovich: Piano; Jules Broussard: Tenor And Alto Saxophones; Harold Jones, Dottie Dodgion: Drums; Noel Jewkes: Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, And Flute; Josh Workman, Bob Basa: Guitar; Buca Necak, Nat Johnson: Bass; Louis Romero: Latin Percussion.

Album information

Title: Young At Heart | Year Released: 2001 | Record Label: Tetrachord Music

Post a comment about this album

Tags

Shop Amazon

More

Inventions
Phil Parisot
Mabern Plays Coltrane
Harold Mabern
The Chicago Symphonies
Wadada Leo Smith's Great Lakes Quartet
Tributaries
Jack Cooper & Jeff Tobias
Boomslang
Halley-Clucas-Reed-Halley
Mountain Melody
Mulo Francel

Popular

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.