|SO glad you mentioned 'Charleston' from Billion Dollar Baby (paging Chromolume!)|
|Last Edit: DistantDrumming 06:31 pm EST 11/19/22|
|Posted by: DistantDrumming 06:30 pm EST 11/19/22|
|In reply to: re: Favorite Flop recordings you play a lot (that haven't had many revival "second chances") - AlanScott 06:01 pm EST 11/19/22|
|I've seen the Jerome Robbins staging, which is a total delight. But I think the musical performance on that number sometimes gets overlooked. It's brilliantly orchestrated, performed with such panache by the orchestra and, of course, expertly conducted by Paul Gemignani.
My favorite moment is the frenzied section that follows the woman's scream (about 3:46 onward) in which that orchestra sounds like it's about to levitate. The rat-a-tat syncopation of the rhythm section and the brass as the strings and woodwinds swirl around them in this gorgeous undulation is sublime. I'm sure there's a more knowledgeable and accurate way to describe that sound, but I think you know what I'm referring to. It's almost the combination of the lushness with the undeniable swing of the band.
I sometimes listen to this track -- and, specifically, that 'post-scream' explosion of the orchestra -- and long to hear that orchestral sound in other recordings. Can you think of other recordings that approximate that orchestral sound and feel?
|Link||'Charleston' from Billion Dollar Baby - Pauly G Conducting|
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