When Charlie Parker made his famous ‘with strings’ recordings jazz musicians everywhere realised the potential of lushly orchestrated strings to enhance their own creativity. Great players such as Cannonball Adderley, Blue Mitchell, and Clifford Brown soon followed suit, making a ‘with strings’ album a near essential rite of passage. This play along features 10 classic standards arranged by jazz great Lennie Niehaus. Book/CD, 56 pages.
Rhythm section: Steve Allee (piano): Tyrone Wheeler (bass): Steve Davis (drums): Peter McHugh (violin): Alan Oldfield (synth strings).