The arrangements all seem to have been thoroughly composed, but there is an airy sense of freedom in even the most difficult and complex passages; where it makes sense to swing, they do so convincingly (in particular on the joyful "Blue Rondo a la Turk," the gospel-inflected "'Forty Days" and the inevitable "Take Five"), but they are unapologetic about treating other pieces (notably the evanescently lovely "Bluette
") with classically-inspired decorousness.
Page 82 (bottom left): Tuscania rectangular 3- by 6-inch tile in Bluette
and mosaic tile border from Galleria Tile (www.galleriatile.com or 415/431-5283).
On the Dave Brubeck Quartet's "Bluette
" from Time Out (Columbia CS 8192), the Blue Point had a slightly deeper soundstage with a bit more ambiance than the Shure, but the Shure's bass was more solid and deeper.
Henry's family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the doctor's and staff with the East Mountain Street location of Summit Eldercare and especially, Leslie Bluette
, for the tender and loving care shown to Henry during these last few years.
"We have very loyal consumers," says Keith Bailey, national sales manger, consumer, for Barberton, Ohio-based Malco Products, which also manufactures Bluette
bluing [see sidebar], Zud cleanser.
New for this incarnation of the 20-year musical are the Bluettes
- a trio of spangly backing singers with showstopping voices and legs up to their ears, who bedazzle in more costume changes than Lady Gaga, finishing in Strictly-style floor length Milk Tray purple.
Obviously the tribute show couldn't be peppered with greats as the film and sketches were - as they rather tastelessly pointed out Cab Calloway couldn't be with them because he was dead - but Luke Jasztar doing Minnie the Moocher added variety as did the sassy Bluettes
, who gave strong Tina Turner inspired renditions of Aretha's Respect and Think.
The boys are joined by one of Europe's finest seven-piece bands and the sassy Bluettes