Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Fletcher Henderson Orchestra at their spookiest

Of all the masterpieces recorded by Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra, "Take Me Away from the River" probably wouldn't feature in many people's top tens, yet it's been a consistent favourite of mine for years now.

What do I find to enjoy here? Well how about the slick reeds section, fantastic tuba playing from John Kirby, the imaginative harmonies and some spooky sound effects for starters? Ikey Robinson is on vocals.

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