With Leonardo Pedersen’s Jazzkapel




Since1962, Leonardo Pedersen’s Jazzkapel has been Denmark’s tightest, hard-swinging “almost” big band, in the musical tradition of Count Basie, Quincy Jones and Louis Jordan. Thus, they provided perfect backing for the three guest soloists – Harry “Sweets” Edison, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis and Richard Boone – all alumni of the Count Basie Band. While there is a distinct Kansas City/Count Basie feel to this album, the repertoire also includes some Horace Silver bop classics and Louis Jordan jump-jive favourites. The three guest soloists here are true individual stylists – their sound is immediately identifiable. Thanks to their obvious compatibility with Leonardo Petersen’s Jazzkapel, “Sweets”, “Lockjaw” and Richard Boone play – and sing – with the same brilliance and passion as in their heyday with the Count.

Leonardo Pedersen (sax, leader) Harry “Sweets” Edison (tp) Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis (ts) Richard Boone (vo)

Mr. C. S.
Let It Be
Body And Soul
Lady Be Good
Body And Soul
Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby
Did You See Her Tonight
Sister Sadie
Tickle Toe
Did You See Her Tonight
One O’Clock Jump

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