The Kit-Cat Band

Play 'Hot' Dance Music 1925-'27

Price: € 10.95
Format: CD
Label: Retrieval
UPC: 0608917908022
Catnr: RTR 79080
Release date: 03 June 2016
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Retrieval
UPC
0608917908022
Catalogue number
RTR 79080
Release date
03 June 2016

""A beautifull cd, specially voor the lovers of Eurojazz ans if you don't have that Mellotone, than is thit your chance.""

, 01-9-2016
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This new release contains the Kit-Kat Band’s original LP recordings from 1979, revisited and presented as a new album for a whole new generation to enjoy. The Kit-Cat band was the house band of the Kit-Cat night club in London that first opened its doors in 1924. The 10 piece band was assembled by Britain’s best-known band leader, Jack Hylton, and was directed by Boston saxophonist, Al Starita. Producer Chris Ellis recently rediscovered this album which he produced in 1979. Upon hearing it again, he felt that it was worthy of being represented to a new audience. Ellis kept the original notes by Brian rust, and the cover art was given to Ellis by his friend Margret, Duchess of Argyll.
1925, der Frühling hält Einzug in London. Schier grenzenloser Optimismus hat begonnen, die Schatten des Ersten Weltkriegs zu vertreiben und strahlt auch aus den Songs der Kit-Cat Band. Mit unnachahmlichen Soli und selbst Ensemblepassage voller Wärme bietet diese Band aufregende Unterhaltung, die selbst diejenigen mitreißt, die sich sonst nicht zum Tanzen verleiten lassen. Produzent Chris Ellis erinnert sich, wie ein Freund ihm die packende Musik der Kit-Cat Band wieder ins Gedächtnis rief und er in seinem eigenen Archiv eine LP der Band fand, die er in den späten 70er Jahren produziert hatte: „Sie war es wert, ausgemottet und hoffentlich einem neuen Publikum vorgestellt zu werden. Hier ist sie nun.“ Dieses Album ist eine Sammlung vpm einigen der besten Songs des kommerziellen Jazz der 1920er Jahre und ein Must-have für jeden Liebhaber.

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The Kit-Cat was a nightclub in the Haymarket, in London's West End. The band was sponsored by Jack Hylton and led by Al Starita, who was an American.

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"A beautifull cd, specially voor the lovers of Eurojazz ans if you don't have that Mellotone, than is thit your chance."
, 01-9-2016

The musicians on this record played really optimistic and that's what marks the twenties.
Jazzflits, 15-8-2016

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