The Art Van Damme Quintet – Art Van Damme With Strings (1979/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 37:21 minutes | 705 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: ProStudioMasters | Artwork: Front cover | © MPS Records
Art Van Damme With Strings from 1973 represents something special in MPS’s Van Damme catalogue: his first recording with strings. The unique front line combination of accordion, guitar and vibes is still very evident, augmented by bassist Eberhard Weber and guitarist Siggi Schwab who add a new sound to this edition of the quintet. The song choices are also something special, with a discerning mixture of standards, ballads, sambas and bossas plus a soul-jazz classic.
01 – Perdido
02 – Polka Dots and Moonbeams
03 – Mountain Greenery (from “Garrick Gaieties”)
04 – We’ve Only Just Begun
05 – So Nice
06 – What’s New?
07 – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
08 – Insensatez (How Insensitive)
09 – Work Song
10 – Moonlight in Vermont
11 – A Man and a Woman
12 – Corcovado
Produced and engineered by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer.
Recorded June 12-13, 1973 (Quintet) & March 6, 1979 (Strings).
Art Van Damme – accordion
Sigi Schwab – guitar
Heribert Thusek – vibraphone
Eberhard Weber – bass
Charly Antolini – drums
+ String Orchestra Hubert Deuringer, Conducted by Willi Lehmann.