Bert Brandsma - clarinet & saxophones

Greatest Clarinet Hits

Greatest Clarinet Hits

Greatest Clarinet Hits is a new program, premiered during the 2015 Breda Jazz Festival.

The idea behind it was to collect the tunes featuring clarinet players, that made it big in the Hit Parade. Some of the nicest songs made famous by Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Woody Herman, Monty Sunshine and Acker Bilk, all together in one concert program!

 





Breda Jazz Festival 2015

The first time the Greatest Clarinet Hits were played, was May 16. 2015 during the Breda Jazz Festival. 


It featured:


- Bert Brandsma - clarinet

- Fraser Gartshore (SCH) - piano

- Sean Moyses (UK) - banjo

- Clive Fenton (UK) - sousaphone

- Brooks Tegler (USA) - drums

 


selection of the tunes

- Moonglow - #1 hit (USA) Benny Goodman in 1934

- Petite Fleur - #1 hit (NL) Monty Sunshine in 1959 (allready recorded in 1956)

- At The Woodchoppers Ball - #9 (USA) Woody Herman in 1939. (#9, but sold 5 million copies!)

- Begin The Beguine - #1 hit (USA) Artie Shaw in 1938

- Stranger On The Shore - #1 hit (UK & USA) Acker Bilk in 1961

- Wildcat Blues - (#1 NL, #2 GER, #5 USA) Monty Sunshine 1959 (recorded in 1955)

- Memories Of You - #52 (USA) Benny Goodman 1956

- Summit Ridge Drive - #1 (USA) Artie Shaw 1941

with Sean Moyses, Brooks Tegler, Clive Fenton