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Cellar Live by Tilden Webb

The Cellar restaurant, Jazz Club, owned by Cory Weeds, has been voted in the Top 100 Jazz clubs Worldwide category by Downbeat Magazine three times, and is often compared to the Village Vanguard for its ambiance and acoustics, according the the liner notes.

Highlighting this session with his own Lady J Tilden Webb and his long time performing buddies swing through Cellar Live.

With many years behind them, performing at McGill University, this group has achieved a complimentary union only known to seasoned performers. Maybe that's why David Fathead Newman decided to join them for this session.

Reed man, flautist, Newman is known around the world for his ability on horn. Such a smooth sensation.

Bass and percussion add just the right touch, sharing the lime light with Webb as he floats along the keyboard performing Cookie.

This stellar trio bring back great memories with their interpretations of familiar tunes.

Time After Timeshowcases Webb tickling the ivories in an uptempo version of this familiar melody, before Proznick solos on deep bass and Newman comes in for a rich finish on sax.

Lady J shows Newman's ability to carry a slow, gentle, gliding note as Cahill so smoothly brushes the drums. Webb softly travels across the keyboard.

Coming back with a lively spirited sax, Newman peps up the tempo for This I Dig Of You before Webb explodes on keyboard--just before the hugh applause from the audience. Another showcase from bassist, Proznick keeps the performance at a perfect pitch.

Cousin Esauhighlights Newman on flute in a catchy rhythm, accompanied by a cool percussion.

The classic, Night In Tunisiais a spirited conclusion to a trip through a jazz wonderland.

For all lovers of swing, big band, small orchestra, familiar tunes-- this album is sure to delight.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Tilden Webb
  • CD Title: Cellar Live
  • Genre: Big Band / Swing
  • Year Released: 2005
  • Record Label: Cellar Live
  • Tracks: Cellar Groove, Cookie, Time After Time, Lady J, This I Dig Of You, Roundabout, Cousin Esau, Night In Tunisia
  • Rating: Five Stars
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