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The Sacred Music of Louie Bellson: CD
  • The Sacred Music of Louie Bellson: CD

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Louie Bellson was the featured percussionist in Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts of 1965. During that collaboration, Ellington encouraged drummer Bellson to compose and perform a sacred concert of his own. In The Sacred Music, composer Bellson combines the “voicings” of symphony, big band and choir into a thrilling rendition which has been hailed “a masterpiece” and “a spiritual celebration” by Bellson colleagues Tony Bennett, Della Reese and others.

The Jazz Ballet is based on the vows of holy matrimony. It features veteran trumpeter Bobby Shew who had performed it several times before. The work originally premiered in Las Vegas (1962) with none other than Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet. And subsequently, Doc Severinson.

Supporting musicians for both works were faculty and students of the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music Studio Jazz Band, Symphony String Orchestra and Choir.

Label: Percussion Power
Producer: Francine Bellson (aka Mrs. B!)

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Louie & Clark Expedition 2: CD
  • Louie & Clark Expedition 2: CD

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Louie & Clark Expedition 2 is a big band collaboration of drummer Louie Bellson and trumpeter Clark Terry, each an American jazz master in his own right. These “2” legends perform, improvise, mentor and lead a 17-piece big band on an adventure reminiscent of its namesake, the historic “Lewis and Clark Expedition” of 1803.

As composer, Bellson calls upon four capable arrangers including Tonight Show bandleader, Tommy Newsom. The opening four movements, The Chicago Suite, form the latest entry into a series of composer Bellson’s salutes to American cities.

Also of note is a delightful drum feature, Two Guys and a Gal, showcasing three drummers Bellson, Kenny Washington and Sylvia Cuenca. Liner notes written by historian and jazz advocate Nat Hentoff describe the music as a “…celebration of the human spirit that keeps regenerating itself.”

Label: Percussion Power
Producer: Francine Bellson (aka Mrs. B!)

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Percussion Power CDs (2)
  • Percussion Power CDs (2)
  • Percussion Power CDs (2)
  • Percussion Power CDs (2)

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2-CD Combo Pack: Get two albums at reduced price ($10 ea.)
“Louie & Clark Expedition 2” and “The Sacred Music of Louie Bellson”
Label: Percussion Power
(See above for album descriptions.)

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