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Food, Glorious Food Oliver! Boy For Sale Where Is Love? As Long As He Needs Me Consider Yourself Who Will Buy? I'd Do Anything Pick a Pocket Or Two Its a Fine Life Oom-Pah-Pah! Who Will Buy? (Reprise)
|Instruments||Music and Musicians|
|Accompanist/ Conductor||Bob Dorough, piano; Bobby Thomas, drums; Clark Terry, trumpet (guest); Ben Tucker, bass; Tyree Glenn, trombone (guest); Al Schackman, guitar|
Customer Reviews (3)
- "A Swinging Oliver!"Review by Big Toots
In what must be one of the oddest pieces of arcana I know as relates to the musical, “Oliver!,” it is that Davy Jones, who would soon evolve into a “Monkee,” played “The Artful Dodger” in the hit show on Broadway. More importantly, the music presented in this tune tour by pianist, Bob Dorough, his Quartet and his Friends certainly doesn’t dodge or monkey around. It’s a fine – and swinging – covering of Lionel Bart’s very much underappreciated theatrical score.
While “Oliver!” wasn’t in the musical category of “West Side Story,” et al, the material Bart presented has a magnetism that certainly embraces and resonated the storyline. Proof of the score’s substance is its ability to stand alone and swing here. (“Food, Glorious Good,” “Who Will Buy”).
On this fine rendition, Dorough and his guests, including trumpeter Clark Terry, Louis Armstrong All-Star trombonist, Tyree Glenn (as well as cameos by bassists Paul Motian and George Duvivier, and celeb drummer, Ed Shaugness) work their way through all of the beloved Charles Dickens’ novel-based show tunes. And, no swing paupers these, they cover the date with flair and what must have been a heaping bowlful of studio fun. With Clark Terry and Tyree Glenn in there it appears and sounds definitely so (“Who Will Buy?” “Oom-Pah-Pah!”).
Dorough, who went from this “workhouse” material on to “Schoolhouse Rock,” leads his team eminently in command of them and his 88s. Guitarist Al Shackman sears on his various solo runs and bassist Ben Tucker is, like Fagin’s street urchins, “in the pocket.” On those cuts he appears, Bobby Thomas’ drumming is a joyride.
It is said that Dickens always slept with his head pointing north to enhance his writing creativity. If Charlie were listening to this fine effort, I guarantee he’d move the bed. “More, Maestro, more!”
(Posted on 6/3/2015)
- Bob DoroughReview by Simon Sez
While “As Long As He Needs Me” has been heard in jazz circles, it has been many years since “Food, Glorious Food” made an appearance. But somehow Dorough, with the assistance of Clark Terry, trombonist Tyree Glenn and guitarist Al Schackman among others, makes Oliver sound like it was a witty jazz production, achieving his goal of bringing “new” songs into the world of jazz.
Simon Sez: Bob Dorough on An Excursion Through Oliver (CJ18), turns the songs from Oliver into jazz tunes with Clark Terry and Tyree Glenn.
(Posted on 5/6/2014)
- Review by -Scott Yanow
(Posted on 6/12/2013)
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