Absolutely Australia's Lowest Prices

Turn your Clutter Into Cash with SmartSell.TM Book a Courier Pickup Today!

Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac
By

Rating
Hurry - Only 3 left in stock!

Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet); James Moody (alto & tenor saxophones, flute); Mike Longo (piano); Frank Schifano (electric bass); Candy Finch (drums).
  • Producer: Bob Thiele.
  • Reissue producer: Michael Cuscuna.
  • Recorded live at Memory Lane, Los Angeles, California on May 25 & 26, 1967. Originally released on Impulse! (9149). Includes liner notes by George Hoefer.
  • Digitally remastered by Erick Labson (MCA Music Media Studios).
  • SWING LOW, SWEET CADILLAC is one of the most popular and enduring of Dizzy Gillespie's many recordings, a live session from 1967 with his working band of the moment, featuring the great James Moody on both alto and tenor saxophones, as well as flute.
  • By 1967 Dizzy had added a keyboardist with a Fender Rhodes electric piano, and a Fender bass to his rhythm section. Frank Schifano's vamping ostinatos on the extended blowing of "Kush" lend an Afro-Cuban funk feeling to the groove, pointing out just how much contemporary jazz and R&B owes to Gillespie's Latin breakthroughs of the '40s. Of course for all the surface similarities, rock and funk bands of that time weren't employing such complex harmonic devices.
  • In addition, there's another rollicking Latin excursion on "Mas Que Nada (Pow, Pow, Pow)," the sweet shuffling blues "Bye," and a curiously refreshing ballad, "Something In Your Smile" (from the movie "Doctor Doolittle"). But the title tune is the centerpiece, with its Chano Pozo-like opening chants, its humorous take off on the call-and-response of the old spirituals, and a righteous boogaloo backbeat to fire up the trumpet-tenor exchanges. It is precisely this balance between good-natured fun and fiery, uncompromising musical intelligence that makes SWING LOW, SWEET CADILLAC such a classic.
Professional Reviews
Q (7/93, p.107) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Gillespie's partnership with [saxophonist] James Moody is the pivot of the show and they hustle through a mixture of ballads, fast-moving standards and Latin forms with an urge that Gillespie's studio recordings of later years don't always exhibit..."

Down Beat (6/96, p.51) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Gillespie...made many of his club and concert-hall appearances extraordinary through a sizzling combination of charismatic personality and superb playing. You get glimmers of this wondrousness hearing [SWING LOW, SWEET CADILLAC,] the chronicle of a half-hour of clowning and jazz..."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Jazz » Jazz Instrument » Trumpet
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top