Berger, David

Such Sweet Thunder, 2008CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 14.3

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
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Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: Berger conducts a large ensemble playing a dozen arrangements of Harry Warren tunes. This is music that you’ll recognize yet Berger is able to give it a refreshing touch up. “On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe” has a ragtime bounce. We also liked the gentle swing of “Summer Night” and the southwestern swing of “I’m An Old Cowhand”. Harry Allen (sax) and Joe Temperley (sax) are among the talented band members who make this a balanced, varied and enjoyable session.


Publicist: Red Cat Publicity