Frank Renton: Still Listening to the Band - Ep 33


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As we hopefully enjoy some long hot summer days Frank gives us the first of 2 episodes delving into the world of Brass Band crossover music. Bands have always played arrangements of ‘the music of the day’ which means for the last 30 years or so a great deal of ‘rock and pop’. Not all bands are totally happy with the style which is when they rely on the skill of arrangers such as Barry Forgie, Philip Harper, Michael Antrobus and Alan Fernie to weave some musical magic around the tunes. So we have some Fat Bottomed Girls, we get Faith, we go All Night Long with Lionel Ritchie and Frank even features something by legends of the rock arena The Verve. And if you haven’t heard this particular arrangement of Lennon and McCartney’s Get Back well as they used to say stay tuned! It’s just about as far away from the Cavern as you can get…

Next up in Episode 34 Frank venture into the much trickier territory of brass bands and jazz with some great crossover tracks and stunning arrangements of tunes that have become jazz standards the world over.

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