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Chicago Live

by Chuck Hedges

Traditional Jazz - The genre is swinging chamber jazz, possibly what the pioneering Benny Goodman sextet might sound like today, if BG, Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson, et al, were still alive and playing. Amazingly, nothing here sounds dated. These cats ha
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
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1. Blue Skies
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2. I Want A Little Girl
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3. Get Happy
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4. Scuttlebutt
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5. In A Sentimental mood
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6. I Hear Music
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7. Day-Dream
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8. Avalon
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10. I Surrender Dear
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11. Undecided
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Album Notes
Chicago Live - Chuck Hedges Swingtet

Clarinet: Chuck Hedges
Guitar: Dave Sullivan
Vibes: Duane Thamm
Piano: Steve Behr
Drums: Charlie Braugham
Bass: John Bany

Chuck Hedges explained that he wanted this CD to give full credit and exposure to each member of the band and to give the listener a personal experience of how the music sounds in a live concert, undiluted by the technical guru's best intentions. For this he assembled a group of the best veteran Chicago area musicians, all of whom know each other's playing intuitively, and then personally supervised the sound mixing for the desired result.

So hitch up your chair on-stage, look out at the live audience and, listen carefully to what it really sounds like to be in the middle of the band where you can hear everything, all of the time. For the full experience, we recommend you listen with your eyes closed and your ears open.

In his early 20's Chuck Hedges remembered that he once played clarinet in high school and, wouldn't it be cool if he got it out again to see if he remembered how to play it. Then, apparently he jumped on-stage with some local Chicago guys like George Brunies, Muggsy Spanier and Danny Alvin and headed out on a half-century career which has taken him all over the world and launched him into the ranks of the best jazz clarinetists on planet Earth.



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Glenn Martin

any Hedges album
Chuck - great music. Have enjoyed you at Andys for years - introduced by Bob Howe (short, long hair, thick glasses - died several years ago.)