Saturday, October 18, 2014
Andre Previn and J.J. Johnson play Kurt Weill
I mostly dismissed Andre Previn for years. He still doesn't set my world on fire but he worked with these kick ass dudes and played some of my favorite showtunes so I guess he gets a pass.
The version of Pirate Jenny (or the crazy titled equivalent) is over the top cool. The rest of the record races to keep up and nearly succeeds.
6. Surabaya - Johnny
7. Wie Man Sich Bettet
Anre Previn - piano
J. J. Johnson - trombone
Red Mitchell - bass
Frank Capp - drums
vinyl rip Columbia CS 8541 (1962)