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Hope

by Jiggs Wigham


master tape order number: HH01.00.08
sales price incl. VAT: 398,00 EUR
sales price excl. VAT: 331,67 EUR
2 RTM SM468 Tapes on 10.5" Metal Reels
38cm/15IPS-CCIR-1/4inch-2 Track-510nWb

"Hope is really a fantastic jazz album from one of the best trombonists I know. And what’s probably most remarkable about Jiggs Whigham (trb) is the way he manages, with his very special sound, to influence all that he’s playing. There is a really relaxed expression, a very special warmth which he pours over everything with his instrument... Together with this band (Ferdinand Povel - sax, flt; Rob Franken - p, rhodes; Nils-Henning Oersted Pedersen - b; Grady Tate - dr) he actually manages to completely draw you in to each of the pieces. I really hope that you feel this way too when you hear this album, this music!"

This is Bill Watrous who is talking so enthusiastically about his colleague Jiggs Whigham and his album "Hope". The two exceptional trombonist, both of whom played in the "Johnny Richards Orchestra" in NYC in the late 1960s, had almost lost track of each other. "It really was a great loss for us New York cats, as Jiggs just disappeared off to Europe" said Watrous, "but I’ve never forgotten his tone and his energetic expression with his instrument!"

It’s no wonder then, that Bill Watrous immediately recognised his former bandmate by his sound when he by chance heard the first recordings from the album in a renowned New York big band agency. “Hope“ is therefore also the story of two musicians who were able to revive their friendship!

 

 

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