Melodies heard, Melodies Sweet

Melodies heard, Melodies Sweet

Dick Sudhalter

Label: Challenge Jazz
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917005523
Catalog number: CHR 70055
Releasedate: 01-01-99
Dick Sudhalter – trumpet, fluegelhorn | Joe Cocuzzo – drums | Roger Kellaway – piano | Barbara Lea – vocal | Ed Saindon – vibes | James Chirillo – guitar | Frank Vignola – guitar | Sy Johnson - piano | Marshall Wood – bassAs one critic astutely put it, “there is not another career in jazz remotely comparable to that of Richard Merrill Sudhalter.” Equally adept at playing jazz and writing about it, Dick Sudhalter has forged a unique double identity, a dual personality, excelling at both. As a writer, he co-authored the Beiderbecke biography Bix: Man and Legend, still hailed as a model for the genre. He’s won awards and wide critical acclaim as a broadcaster and prose stylist. On his two horns he’s a master of a shapely, lyrical style in the tradition of three great “B’s” of jazz brass playing: Bix, Bobby (Hackett) and Bunny (Berigan). From the mid-60’s to mid ‘70s Sudhalter lived in London, where he formed and led many excellent bands, including the now legendary New Paul Whiteman Orchestra.