The Phil Collins Big Band – A Hot Night In Paris (Live) (Remastered) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

The Phil Collins Big Band – A Hot Night In Paris (Live) (Remastered) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:10:56 minutes | 858 MB | Genre: Jazz, Rock
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Philip David Charles Collins LVO is an English drummer, singer,songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. Hewas the drummer and singer of the rock band Genesis, and is also a solo artist. Between 1982 and 1989, Collins scored three UK and seven US number-one singles in his solo career. When his work with Genesis, his work with other artists, as well as his solo career is totalled, Collins had more US Top 40 singles than any other artist during the 1980s. His most successful singles from the period include “In the Air Tonight”, “Against All Odds”, “One More Night”, “Sussudio”, “Two Hearts” and “Another Day in Paradise”.Born and raised in west London, Collins played drums from the age of five and completed drama school training, which secured him various roles as a child actor. He then pursued a music career, joining Genesis in 1970 as their drummer and becoming lead singer in 1975 following the departure of Peter Gabriel. Collins began a solo career in the 1980s, initially inspired by his marital breakdown and love of soul music, releasing a series of successful albums, including Face Value, No Jacket Required, and …But Seriously.

In the latter half of the ’90s, Phil Collins’ career hit a bit of a sales slump, and instead of shamelessly chasing after another number one single, he decided to change pace and try something different. Returning to the drums, he assembled the Phil Collins Big Band, reviving the sound of such idols as Buddy Rich and Sonny Payne, but largely sticking with his original material. After a brief European tour in 1996 (which happened to feature Quincy Jones as conductor and Tony Bennett as vocalist), he created a new version of the band featuring several accomplished jazz and studio musicians in support — notably alto saxophonist Gerald Albright, but also guitarist Daryl Stuermer, tenor saxophonist James Carter, and pianists George Duke and Brad Cole, among many others, in varying roles. That band toured America and Europe in 1998, and it’s the one featured on the ten-song, 70-minute live album A Hot Night in Paris. Initially, it may be disarming for long-time fans (and detractors) to hear “Sussudio,” “That’s All,” and “Against All Odds” blaring forth in brash, brassy arrangements, and it is true that the melodies can occasionally sound thin in this context, but once that first reaction passes, A Hot Night in Paris is actually entertaining. Collins doesn’t try anything new with the big band form — he just updates it with his own songs, including the Genesis chestnut “The Los Endos Suite,” along with covers of Miles Davis’ “Milestones” and the Average White Band’s “Pick up the Pieces.” As such, it’s the sort of record that will inevitably irk purists, since it’s targeted right at mainstream jazz audiences, ones that aren’t really familiar with big band music but have a vague idea of what it sounds like, but anyone whose standards aren’t quite as exacting will likely be pleasantly surprised with A Hot Night in Paris. When the band just plays — which is quite often, since the themes are stated quickly enough so they’re recognized, then they disappear — this is swinging, accomplished music that’s unpretentious and fun. It’s never more than simply entertaining, but that’s all it needs to be — it’s more enjoyable than any record Collins has put out in over a decade, and it suggests that this is a dignified and charming way for him to mature. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

1. The Phil Collins Big Band – Sussudio (Live in Paris 7-21-1998) (Remastered) (06:53)
2. The Phil Collins Big Band – That’s All (Live in Paris 7-21-1998) (Remastered) (05:35)
3. The Phil Collins Big Band – Invisible Touch (Live in Paris 7-21-1998) (Remastered) (05:37)
4. The Phil Collins Big Band – Chips & Salsa (Live in Paris 7-21-1998) (Remastered) (05:22)
5. The Phil Collins Big Band – Hold on My Heart (Live in Paris 7-21-1998) (Remastered) (06:35)
6. The Phil Collins Big Band – I Don’t Care Anymore (Live in Paris 7-21-1998) (Remastered) (06:06)
7. The Phil Collins Big Band – Milestones (Live in Paris 7-21-1998) (Remastered) (06:33)
8. The Phil Collins Big Band – Against All Odds (Live in Paris 7-21-1998) (Remastered) (05:04)
9. The Phil Collins Big Band – Pick Up the Pieces (Live in Paris 7-21-1998) (Remastered) (12:41)
10. The Phil Collins Big Band – The Los Endos Suite (Live in Paris 7-21-1998) (Remastered) (10:26)


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