Fu Manchu Jazz Servants

Shanghai Shuffle

Fresh Sound Records

Oscar Font (tb, dir), Ramón Cuadrada, Rocky Albero, Arnau Boix (tp), Cesc Miralta, Joan Chamorro, Xavi Miró (saxes, cl), Xavier Algans (p), David Parras (tuba), Guillermo Alcañiz (banjo), David Forns (d, perc)

Reference: FSRCD 803

Bar code: 8427328608039

A Hot Dance Orchestra in a Fletcher Henderson Era Tribute

The Fu Manchu Jazz Servants is a real Jazz Hot orchestra. The music they play is a link between the New Orleans jazz polyphonies and the more advanced big band arrangements of the Swing Era.

Recorded in 2005 "Shanghai Shuffle", is The Fu Manchu Jazz Servants' first and only recorded work till the date, a sincere homage to the most legendary band of the Pre-Swing period, the one conducted by the unique pianist-arranger Fletcher Henderson. Authentic Jazz Hot played with the same quality, joy and passion than the original big band sounds of the happy 20s and early 30s.


01. Variety Stomp (Green-Trent-Henderson) 3:18
02. Go Long Mule (Creamer-King) 3:00
03. What-Cha-Call-Em-Blues (Steve L. Roberts) 2:39
04. Jackass Blues (Kassel-Stitzel) 3:47
05. Copenhagen (Davis-Melrose) 3:38
06. Money Blues (Coleman-Leader-Eller) 2:48
07. Clarinet Marmalade (Ragas-Shields) 3:10
08. Tozo (Fletcher Henderson) 4:17
09. Smoke Rings (G. Gifford) 3:16
10. Somebody Loves Me (Gershwin-DeSylva-MacDonald) 2:49
11. Henderson Stomp (Fletcher Henderson) 3:36
12. Cherry (Don Redman) 2:46
13. Alabamy Bound (DeSylva-Green-Henderson) 3:06
14. Shanghai Shuffle (COnley-Rodemich) 3:49
15. The Stampede (Fletcher Henderson) 4:30
16. Body & Soul (Coleman Hawkins) 4:53 *

Album details

(*) Bonus Track

Oscar Font (trombone, lead), Ramón Cuadrada, Rocky Albero, Arnau Boix (trumpets), Cesc Miralta, Joan Chamorro, Xavi Miró (saxes, clarinets), Xavier Algans (piano), David Parras (tuba), Guillermo Alcañiz (banjo), David Forns (drums, percussion).
Recorded at Estudis AP, Barcelona, July 6 and October 17, 2005

Tracks #1,2,4,5,6,12,13 & 14, transcriptions from Claus Jacobi
Tracks #8,10,11 & 15, transcriptions from Bent Persson
Tracks #3,7 & 9, transcriptions from Ramón Cuadrada

Engineered & mixed by Jordi Vidal
Liner notes: Ricard Gili
English translation: Ian MacPherson
Photos: Norbert Tomàs

Produced by Fu Manchu Jazz Servants
Executive producer: Jordi Pujol
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.

10,95 €  (tax incl.)

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