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Brian Torff and Manfredo: Some Call It Jazz (1991)

Region: 0
UPC/Barcode: 5032711063970
Released: 22nd August 2005
Release type: Retail / Rental
No. of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: QLDVD6397
Category: Music, Jazz
Format: DVD / Normal
Brian Torff and Manfredo: Some Call It Jazz (1991) (Retail / Rental)

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Story: Brian Torff is a renowned bassist and composer, and currently appears with his seven-piece band, Thunderstick, featuring a horn section, with jazz violinist Randy Sabien, as well as the Union Trio. Torff's professional career began in 1974 when he began touring with Cleo Laine before he recorded and performed with pianists Mary Lou Williams and Marian McPartland, and violin virtuoso, Stephanie Grappelli. He is noted for his collaboration with George Shearing and their first album won a Grammy for vocalist Mel Torme. One of their better kept secrets among Brazil's bossa nova pioneers, Manfredo Fest's popularity and profile rose dramatically in the 1990's. Blind since birth, Fest's greatest early influence was George Shearing, but he developed his own approach apart from Shearing and other Brazillian jazz pianists, unleashing relentlessly flowing streams of bop-flavored notes against a Brazillian pulse, occasionally letting his classical roots show, enjoying recording success upon signing with Concord Picante in the early '90s and producing a series of energetic, Brazillian flavored, bop-grounded, small-group albums. This release features both of these popular artists performing live together.

Music by: Brian Torff, Manfredo Fest

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Studio/distributor: Quantum Leap

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