Bob Mintzer Big Band Live with Special Guest Kurt Elling is the first live recording of the Bob Mintzer Big Band. Vocalist Kurt Elling is the Mintzer Big Band's special guest, heightening the musical experience with his signature vocals and improvised scatting style. The set reflects Mintzer's passion for merging traditional American big band jazz to various other styles. The result is a stew of straight ahead jazz, Latin and world beats, hard bop, and much more. Elling's unique and daring vocal interpretations on three of the nine tracks take both the band and the listener on a fascinating freeform journey. DVD special features include composer commentary.
MCG Jazz's (Manchester Craftsman's Guild) mission is to preserve, present and promote jazz. Since 1987, MCG Jazz has promoted the artistry of this great American art form through its multiple Grammy-award winning record label and its world-renowned concert series. Now Alfred Music and MCG Jazz are proud to bring the MCG Jazz experience to a wider audience through this innovative series of performance and master class DVDs.
Songs: El Caborojéno (Bob Mintzer) * My Foolish Heart (Victor Young, Ned Washington) * One O'Clock Jump (Count Basie), Gently (Bob Mintzer) * Eye Of The Hurricane (Herbie Hancock), Timeless (Bob Mintzer) * All Is Quiet (Bob Mintzer, Kurt Elling) * Who's Walkin' Who (Bob Mintzer) * Original People (Bob Mintzer).