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Just 4 Kicks: All In Good Time

Song NameArranger
I'm Walkin'Kirby Shaw
Everything But YouKirk Marcy
Alice In WonderlandVijah Singh
Black OrpheusVijah Singh
On Green Dolphin StreetRandy Crenshaw
Her Bright SmileVijah Singh
Poppity-PopVijah Singh
All BluesVijah Singh
SuperstitionKirby Shaw
Ev'ry Time We Say GoodbyeKirby Shaw
Blizzard Of LiesRandy Crenshaw
Take the 'A' TrainKirby Shaw
A Quiet PlaceRandy Crenshaw

Produced by Just 4 Kicks

The four players in Just 4 Kicks are only four of the most respected (and frequently employed) arrangers and educators in the music industry. Their talent is only surpassed by their prodigious accomplishments, the results of which are ours to appreciate. Obviously influenced by the brilliant vocal jazz groups of the '50's and '60's, most notably the Four Freshmen and Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, "All In Good Time" is adventurous and exuberant. Billy Strayhorn's comically ironic "Everything But You" is one of the great swing tunes in the lexicon, and Just 4 Kicks stands in for an entire jazz combo, tossing off brass solos and a drum breakdown. The arrangement of "Alice In Wonderland" frequently voices the harmony, including the enticing ninth chords, by implying the root, rather than stating it overtly. "I'm Walkin'," popularized by "Fats" Domino and arranged here by Kirby Shaw, retains the boogie-woogie party mood of the original and kicks it up a notch - now that's impressive. Many of the songs feature furious scatting, all done live. Don Shelton of the Hi-Lo's guests on "Green Dolphin Street," and the Bobs' Joe Finetti stops by to supply vocal percussion on Stevie Wonder's "Superstition."

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Item code: 6255C | 1 CD | $4.95 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | Male | United States
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