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Take One

Big Screen

Take One

...amazing transformations of silver screen favourites
AKD 504 (Linn Records)
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Track Time Listen
1
Bewitched

Bewitched

Band Big Screen
Writer Howard Greenfield; Jack Kellar
03:46 Play $1.70
2
Chariots Of Fire

Chariots Of Fire

Band Big Screen
Writer Vangelis
06:30 Play $3.40
3
Get Me To The Church On Time

Get Me To The Church On Time

Band Big Screen
Writer Alan Jay Lerner; Frederick Loewe
04:01 Play $1.70
4
Heather On The Hill

Heather On The Hill

Band Big Screen
Writer Alan Jay Lerner; Frederick Loewe
07:45 Play $3.40
5
Hello Young Lovers

Hello Young Lovers

Band Big Screen
Writer Richard Rogers; Oscar Hammerstein
05:11 Play $3.40
6
Old Man River

Old Man River

Band Big Screen
Writer Jerome Kern; Oscar Hammerstein
04:45 Play $1.70
7
On The Street Where You Live

On The Street Where You Live

Band Big Screen
Writer Alan Jay Lerner; Frederick Loewe
05:19 Play $3.40
8
When She Loved Me

When She Loved Me

Band Big Screen
Writer

Randy Newman

05:23 Play $3.40
9
Wouldn’t It Be Loverly

Wouldn’t It Be Loverly

Band Big Screen
Writer Alan Jay Lerner; Frederick Loewe
04:30 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 47 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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The Big Screen trio joyfully explores the worlds of stage and screen, swinging through a selection of timeless melodies which enjoy universal appeal.

Download includes - cover art, inlay, booklet
Big Screen

Big Screen

Big Screen is a new trio with an enviable pedigree created with the brief to play music from the movies. The trio is: Matt Skelton on drums, Tom Farmer on bass and David Newton on keyboards.
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David Newton

David Newton

Highly respected pianist who has worked with the finest vocalists and instrumentalists in European jazz.
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4 stars 'When it comes to bold originality and delicacy of touch, Newton is unbeatable...You'll be amazed by the transformations that emerge.' The Observer

'This is a classy showing and Linn's high quality production values back it all the way.' Jazzwise

'...this highly professional trio have duly delivered a highly polished album, beautifully recorded...' London Jazz News

'There are some smart reharmonisations... Newton - a pianist with a sublime touch, a rich harmonic imagination and understated power to surprise - is ripplingly graceful.' The Guardian  
 

A heavyweight of British jazz, pianist David Newton is joined for this project by Tom Farmer (from Empirical), who has a contemporary approach to bass playing, and Matt Skelton, whose virtuoso drum skills keeps everything moving nicely. David Newton has always thrived on playing material that brings new challenges to his improvisation and he has gone out of his way to do so for this new trio. There is an emotional and visceral joy when hearing these tunes rendered with the care, intellect, passion and excellence that Big Screen bring to the music. The impressive line-up of Big Screen play the music with a finely-tuned sense of taste and swing.

Opening with a playful rendition of the small-screen theme 'Bewitched', most of the action takes place on the big screen with ‘Heather On The Hill' conjuring up images of Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse, whilst Toy Story 2's 'When She Loved Me' is haunting in its stark simplicity. From My Fair Lady, 'Get Me To The Church On Time' features a spectacularly successful conjuring of Oscar Peterson and Keith Jarrett whilst 'On The Street Where You Live' is straight-ahead swing. Oscar Hammerstein also enjoys good representation on this album with 'Hello Young Lovers' and 'Old Man River', both a much-loved part of movie musical history.

View the booklet in full here

2016 British Jazz Nominations Announced
11 November 2016
Liane Carroll and Claire Martin among the nominees
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Big Screen On Tour
31 March 2015
Don't miss this trio on tour this spring.
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Curtain Up!
'Their combined sense of improvised swing mixed with passion and enjoyment obviously shine through nine big and small screen songs and themes.'
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MusicWeb International
'...full of elegant and educated playing.'
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Mojo
4 Stars
'Gratifying, old-school trio jazz arrangements of movie tunes with affectionate nods to the witty, straight-ahead 1950s groups of André Previn and Oscar Peterson among some sensitive contemporary reharmonisation, notably Chariots Of Fire. Dave Newton (piano), Tom Farmer (bass) and Matt Skelton (drums) play with a will to swing that is simply intoxicating.'


Jersey Jazz
'The performances of these songs by Big Screen are a joy to hear.'
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Jazzwise
'This is a classy showing and Linn's high quality production values back it all the way.'
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The Guardian
'There are some smart reharmonisations... Newton - a pianist with a sublime touch, a rich harmonic imagination and understated power to surprise - is ripplingly graceful on a whispering Chariots of Fire, light-stepping and jubilant (over Skelton's crisp brushwork and Farmer's walk) on Hello Young Lovers and Ole Man River.'
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London Jazz News
'...this highly professional trio have duly delivered a highly polished album, beautifully recorded...'
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Soul and Jazz and Funk
'Driving force behind the combo is drummer Matt Skelton...'
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The Observer
4 Stars
'When it comes to bold originality and delicacy of touch, Newton is unbeatable...You'll be amazed by the transformations that emerge.'
more >>