The Buddy Tate Celebrity Club Orchestra - Unbroken (1970/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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The Buddy Tate Celebrity Club Orchestra - Unbroken (1970/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

The Buddy Tate Celebrity Club Orchestra - Unbroken (1970/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 40:50 minutes | 814 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This music helped define one era and augur in the next. Buddy Tate was one of the “Texas Tenors”, players from the Lone Star State who share the trademark big, warm tenor sax sound drenched in the blues. From 1939-48 he was a featured soloist in the iconic Count Basie Orchestra, playing the riff-laden Kansas City swing style that presaged R&B, rock & roll, and bop. At the time of this 1970 recording, Tate’s band presided at NYC’s Celebrity Club, extending that KC tradition. Afro-American poet-writer Amiri Baraka marveled, “(they played) not just danceable music, but that heavy music people have to dance to…” 1930s swing classics Undecided, Airmail Special, and Tuxedo Junction, and the KC anthem Moten Swing define that last word’s meaning. Candy and Body and Soul feature Tate’s lyrical side and his debt to Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster. The boogie-woogie Ben’s Broken Saxophone boasts hip “head” arrangements, buttery trombone and soulful sax solos, while pianist Nat Pierce’s One for Johnny is a lushly orchestrated walking ballad. A tribute to an era, these are soulfully swinging pieces and a hell of a lot of fun.


01 - Undecided
02 - Moten Swing
03 - Candy
04 - Ben's Broken Saxophone
05 - Airmail Special
06 - Body and Soul
07 - Tuxedo Junction
08 - One for Johnny

Produced by Hans J. Mauerer & Joachim E. Berendt. Engineered by Rolf Donner.
Recorded on June 30 - July 1, 1970 at MPS Studio, Villingen, Black Forrest, Germany.
Digitally Remastered.

Buddy Tate - tenor saxophone
Ben Richardson - alto saxophone, baritone saxophone
Eli Robinson - trombone
Wilbur Dud Bascomb - trumpet
Nat Pierce - piano
Eddie Jones - bass
Ben Richardson - clarinet
George Reed - drums

Analyzed: The Buddy Tate Celebrity Club Orchestra / Unbroken

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR11 -1.41 dB -14.90 dB 4:11 01-Undecided
DR11 -1.27 dB -15.51 dB 7:02 02-Moten Swing
DR10 -3.20 dB -16.87 dB 5:14 03-Candy
DR10 -0.95 dB -14.22 dB 3:57 04-Ben's Broken Saxophone
DR11 -1.15 dB -14.97 dB 4:16 05-Airmail Special
DR11 -4.09 dB -18.38 dB 4:37 06-Body and Soul
DR11 -3.27 dB -18.27 dB 4:59 07-Tuxedo Junction
DR12 -1.66 dB -17.20 dB 6:35 08-One for Johnny

Number of tracks: 8
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2635 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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