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Claus Ogerman - Verve (continued):




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[Germany Stereo LP]


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[Germany Stereo LP labels]

Stan Getz / Astrud Gilberto, "Stan Getz / Astrud Gilberto - Starportrait", Verve Records [Germany] #2622 002 (year unknown).[2-LP Compilation Box Set with Booklet]
Stan Getz / Astrud Gilberto, "Stan Getz / Astrud Gilberto - Starportrait", Verve Records [France] #2622 002 (year unknown).[2-LP Compilation Box Set with Booklet]
Stan Getz / Astrud Gilberto, "Stan Getz / Astrud Gilberto - Starportrait", Verve Records [Spain] #23 52 001/02 (1971).[2-LP Compilation Box Set with Booklet]
Stan Getz / Astrud Gilberto, "Stan Getz / Astrud Gilberto - Starportrait", Verve Records [Spain] #26 22 002 (1978).[2-LP Compilation Box Set with Booklet]
Stan Getz / Astrud Gilberto, "Stan Getz / Astrud Gilberto - Starportrait", Verve Records [Spain] #26 22 002 (1984).[2-LP Compilation Box Set with Booklet]

Claus Ogerman arranged two tracks on this LP Compilation Set.

Tracklist:

A1         Corcovado
Composed By – Antonio Carlos Jobim
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
Tenor Saxophone – Stan Getz
Vibraphone – Gary Burton
Vocals – Astrud Gilberto
2:40 
 
A2         Samba Dees Days
Composed By – Charlie Byrd
Engineer – Creed Taylor
Guitar – Charlie Byrd
Tenor Saxophone – Stan Getz
3:30 
 
A3         The Shadow Of Your Smile
Composed By – Ben Webster
Engineer – Creed Taylor
Guitar – Joao Gilberto
Piano – Antonio Carlos Jobim
Tenor Saxophone – Stan Getz
Vocals – Astrud Gilberto
2:30 
 
A4         Do What You Do, Do
Composed By – Laurindo Almeida
Engineer – Creed Taylor
Tenor Saxophone – Stan Getz
4:31 
 
A5         The Face I Love
Composed By – Paulo Sérgio Valle
Engineer – Creed Taylor
Vocals – Astrud Gilberto
2:08   

A6         Parade (A Banda)
Composed By – Chico Buarque De Hollanda
Engineer – Creed Taylor
Vocals – Astrud Gilberto
2:08 
 
B1         Blowin' In The Wind
Composed By – Bob Dylan (arr. Ogerman)
Engineer – Creed Taylor
Tenor Saxophone – Stan Getz
2:24  
 
B2         Moonlight In Vermont
Composed By – Karl Suessdorf (arr. Ogerman)
Engineer – Creed Taylor
Tenor Saxophone – Stan Getz
2:20 
 
B3         Love
Composed By – Ralph Blane
Engineer – Creed Taylor
Tenor Saxophone – Stan Getz
2:40   

B4         Nega
Engineer – Creed Taylor
Orchestra – Walter Wanderley Trio
Vocals – Astrud Gilberto
2:18   

B5         Summer Samba
Composed By – Marcos Valle, Paulo Sérgio Valle
Engineer – Creed Taylor
Orchestra – Walter Wanderley Trio
Vocals – Astrud Gilberto
2:37   

B6         Holliday
Composed By – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb
Engineer – Brooks Arthur
Vocals – Astrud Gilberto
3:11  
 
C1         Desafinado
Composed By – Antonio Carlos Jobim
Engineer – Creed Taylor
Guitar – Charlie Byrd
Tenor Saxophone – Stan Getz
5:47   

C2         One Note Samba
Composed By – Antonio Carlos Jobim
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
Tenor Saxophone – Stan Getz
Vocals – Astrud Gilberto
3:15   

C3         The Girl From Ipanema
Composed By – Antonio Carlos Jobim
Engineer – Creed Taylor
Tenor Saxophone – Stan Getz
Vocals – Astrud Gilberto
3:15   

C4         Agua De Beber
Composed By – Antonio Carlos Jobim
Engineer – Creed Taylor
Vocals – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto
2:16   

C5         Windy
Composed By – Ruthann Friedman
Engineer – Pete Spargo
Vocals – Astrud Gilberto
2:45   

C6         Chup, Chup, I Got Away
Composed By – Marcos Valle, Paulo Sérgio Valle
Engineer – Pete Spargo
Vocals – Astrud Gilberto
2:04  
 
D1         The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
Composed By – Buddy Bernier, Jerry Brainin
Engineer – Johnny Pate
Tenor Saxophone – Stan Getz
4:40   

D2         Little Rio
Composed By – Claus Ogerman
Engineer – Creed Taylor
Tenor Saxophone – Stan Getz
2:27 

D3         Keep Me In Your Heart
Composed By – Giorgio Calabrese
Engineer – Creed Taylor
Tenor Saxophone – Stan Getz
3:55  
 
D4         The Telephone Song
Composed By – Roberto Menescal
Engineer – Creed Taylor
Guitar – Kenny Burrell
Tenor Saxophone – Stan Getz
Vibraphone – Gary Burton
Vocals – Astrud Gilberto
1:55  
 
D5         Light My Fire
Composed By – John Densmore
Engineer – Brooks Arthur
Vocals – Astrud Gilberto
2:54  
 
D6         You Didn't Have To Be So Nice
Composed By – John Sebastian
Engineer – Creed Taylor
Vocals – Astrud Gilberto
2:40

Bill Evans, "Symbiosis", Verve #______ (1974).[LP Reissue]
Bill Evans, "Symbiosis", Verve #314 523 381-2 (1995).[CD]
"Jazz - The Verve Collection - Bill Evans, Symbiosis", Verve #559 747-2 (19__).[CD Reissue]

A jazz concerto entirely composed, arranged, and conducted by Claus Ogerman.

Tracklist:

1st Movement (A) (Moderato, Various Tempi)

1st Movement (B)

1st Movement (C)

2nd Movement (A) (Largo, Andante, Maestoso, Largo)

2nd Movement (B)

 

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"'Symbiosis' is a vastly overlooked album in Evans' prolific canon, yet one that needs to be seriously reckoned with. Ogerman, who had worked with Bill on two previous albums in 1963 and in 1965 (With Symphony Orchestra), composed an adventurous and often hauntingly beautiful work in two parts. In the third section of the first movement, working over a slow and gentle jazzy swing, Bill plays long and fast-moving lines on electric piano that catch your ear with their shimmering beauty and complexity. Ogerman writes lush but never maudlin strings (and a few flutes) here in dense, often whole-tone and poly-chordal fashion underneath -- creating a perfect cushion for the pianist's swirling right-hand lines. The Rhodes fits in well here, as it does sparingly in and out through Symbiosis' framework. It is often used as punctuation at the end of a written ensemble phrase, or as an ensemble texture. Evans' choices as to when to use the Rhodes or the Steinway are wise indeed, and not without great sensitivity, integrating seamlessly within the composition. Claus Ogerman as composer-arranger succeeds marvelously here with a work of great harmonic expression and rhythmic interest that showcases Evans' lyrical expression and his obviously inherent classical strengths, yet within a composition that represents much of what jazz is about. (Ogerman would later do the same for tenor sax virtuoso Michael Brecker for his Cityscape album.) If we consider the aural comparisons to the other albums Bill did with orchestral accompaniment, it is far and away the most superior achievement, and may represent his best use of the electric keyboard in context. "Symbiosis" is far too important to be neglected as often as it has when jazz writers discuss Bill Evans albums. As biographer Keith Shadwick noted: 'Evans brings to the work the consummate artistry and sensitivity that occurs when he is stretched and stimulated. His rubato playing in the opening and second movement sometimes alone, sometimes in unison with the strings, is both moving and immensely accomplished in a way that few jazz or classical pianists could have countenanced.'"
--Excerpted from the article "Rhodes Less Travelled" by Jan Stevens. Used by exclusive permission of the author, and The Bill Evans Webpages [
http://www.billevanswebpages.com/rhodespiece.html]. © Jan Stevens 2002. All rights reserved.

"The producer, arranger, conductor, pianist and coach for the album 'Classical Barbra' was the German musician Claus Ogerman and, when not advising Streisand on the care and feeding of Handelian appoggiaturas, Ogerman dabbles in several other musical areas as well. In 1973 he composed a forty-minute work for piano and orchestra called Symbiosis, with the piano part being written for and, in its premiere recording, played by the American, Bill Evans. I'm not really what you might call a jazz buff and I've never been able to get interested in what the Americans would call "third stream," which roughly describes the territory explored by Symbiosis, but I think that in many respects this is a rather remarkable work. Much of it is what we classical types insist on calling through-composed - music in which every note is written out; other segments provide for only the harmonic outline, plus a generous helping of figured-bass, and the soloist is expected to embroider accordingly. These sections are, to my ears, somewhat underwhelming - there's just too great a discrepancy between the spontaneous (or supposedly spontaneous) noodlings of even so gifted an artist as Bill Evans and the very sophisticated structural scaffolding which Ogerman has erected. But the through-composed sections are really quite marvelous; Ogerman has a staggeringly inventive harmonic imagination and the first of Symbiosis's two movements, in particular, is possessed of enormous sweep and drive."
--Commentary by Glenn Gould, August 26, 1977 on a Canadian radio broadcast, whose remarks were made after playing some of the "Symbiosis" album to the audience.

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LINER NOTES and CREDITS:

From "The Verve Collection" CD Reissue:

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Reissue producers: Christian Kellersmann, Jorg Eipasch.

Recorded at Columbia Recording Studios, New York, New York on February 11, 12 & 14, 1974.  Includes liner notes by Claus Ogermann and Hanns E. Petrik.

Special Note: Six minutes of the work "Symbiosis" as performed by Bill Evans was used within the film "Sideways" (2004), but for legal reasons the excerpt could not be included in the CD soundtrack available for this film.  This notation was supplied directly by Claus Ogerman.

Wes Montgomery, "Return Engagement", Verve #V3HB-8839 (1974).[2 LP Compilation Set]

This LP set contains material all previously released in Verve albums V6-8610, V6-8625, V6-8642, V6-8672, V6-8765 and V6-8804.
This LP set contains tracks having arrangements overdubbed by Claus Ogerman (see tracklist below).

Tracklist:

Bumpin' On Sunset (overdubbed string arrangement by Ogerman)

Tequila

Naptown Blues

Con Alma

Goin' Out Of My Head

Bumpin'

The Thumb

West Coast Blues

Midnight Mood (overdubbed string arrangement by Ogerman)

California Dreaming

What The World Needs Now Is Love

Boss City

Impressions

Misty (overdubbed brass & woodwind arrangement by Ogerman)

Willow Weep For Me (overdubbed brass & woodwind arrangement by Ogerman)

Here's That Rainy Day

'Round Midnight

Musician personnel: Wes Montgomery, guitar; unidentified instrumental accompaniment; Oliver Nelson, Don Sebesky, Johnny Pate, Claus Ogerman, conductors.

 
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