Spirituals (Vinyl)




This new recording from Storyville Records celebrates Vincent
Nilsson’s 40 years anniversary as a prominent member of The Danish Radio Big Band, and he describes it as a “dream-project”. It combines Vincent’s skills as a long time arranger for the big band with his close relationship to spirituals and gospels.

Vincent grew up with the music through church and this is his third release on Storyville Records (see Storyville 1014240 and 1014258). The previous releases featured spirituals in smaller groups – this is the first time with arrangements for the Big Band format.

The tracklist contains well-known and lesser-known spirituals in new and jazzy arrangements with songs like Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Go Down Moses, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Just A Closer Walk With Thee, Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho and more.

Vincent salutes The Danish Radio Big Band’s 50th anniversary in 2014 – an ensemble famous for “that big, fat, Danish sound.” Since it was established in 1964 the band has always aimed at a high level of artistic quality.

Vocals: Eliel Lazo (1, 3, 6, 10, 12), Jacob Munck (3, 7), the Band Choir (1, 3, 13)

Trombone: Vincent Nilsson (2, 3, 5, 7, 11)

Trumpet & flugelhorn: Anders Gustafsson (lead), Michael Mølhede, Thomas Kjærgaard, Mads la Cour, Gerard Presencer

Trombone & baritone: Steen Hansen (lead)

Trombone: Peter Jensen

Trombone, Bass trombone & euphonium: Annette Huseby Saxe

Bass trombone & tuba: Jakob Munck (1, 2, 4, 5, 11, 12), Kim Aagaard (3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13)

Alto saxophone, flute & piccolo: Nikolai Schultz (lead)

Alto Saxophone, clarinet & flute: Peter Fuglsang

Tenor saxophone & soprano saxophone: Hans Ulrik

Tenor saxophone: Claus Waidtløw

Baritone saxophone: Anders Gaardmand

Guitars & banjo: Per Gade

Piano, electric piano, organ & celesta: Henrik Gunde

Bass & el. bass: Kaspar Vadsholt

Congas & percussion: Eliel Lazo

Drums: Søren Frost

Recorded March 12-14, 2014 at the Danish Radio Studio 3

Side A: Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
Side A: Sometimes i Feel Like a Motherless Child
Side A: Nodody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
Side A: Going to Shout All Over God’s Heaven
Side B: Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Side B: Go Down Moses
Side B: Little David, Play on Your Harp
Side B: Were You There

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