Renolds Jazz Orchestra
Shanti Records, 2011, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O’s Notes: This is a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Three Penny Opera composed by Kurt Weill and performed live in Aarau, Switzerland. The arrangements are by Christian Jacob (p) and he has a fine set of musicians to express his work! Bobby Watson (sax), Randy Brecker (t), Wayne Bergeron (t) and Victor Lewis (d) are among the vast array of musicians joining Fritz Renold (sax, cl). The band is a tight as ever in incorporating rich solos into the wide soundstage on each track. There are far too many strong selections among the 25 (on two discs) to pick favorites. It is a lively set with many enjoyable moments including Renold’s Warehouse Blues, the closing number.
Publicist: Bloom Media Relations