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Acker Bilk Plays Lennon & McCartney by Acker Bilk, His Clarinet & Strings. Originally by Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder. Here, There and Everywhere. John Lennon, Paul McCartney.
The album's sweeping string arrangements and insipid keyboard lines sometimes get in the way of Bilk's concise clarinet playing but his musical personality still manages to shine through. Bilk mostly sticks firmly to the melodies of the songs but often starts improvising at the fade out. Ultimately, the album may contain kitschy elevator music but it's of the sort that's played in the better elevators and the tunes do show how melodically gifted both John Lennon and Paul McCartney were.
Acker Bilk was a solid English Dixieland jazz clarinetist who also crossed over into easy listening albums. Acker Bilk Plays Lennon & McCartney probably won't be enjoyed by most rock or jazz fans but it is an entertaining listening experience. One of the interesting things about it is that it includes as many solo cuts from the careers of Lennon & McCartney as it does tracks that the two wrote for The Beatles
Bernard Stanley "Acker" Bilk, MBE (28 January 1929 – 2 November 2014) was an English clarinettist and vocalist known for his breathy, vibrato-rich, lower-register style, and distinctive appearance – of goatee, bowler hat and striped waistcoat
Artist: Acker Bilk Genre: Jazz Label: GNP Crescendo Records Catalog Number: GNPS-2191 Recording: Studio Length: Format: Vinyl LP. Dig-Deeper. The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection (CD) Acker Bilk. Acker Bilk Plays Lennon & McCartney: Clarinet & Strings (LP) Acker Bilk. Acker Bilk Plays Lennon & McCartney: Clarinet & Strings (LP).
Acker Bilk – Привет Джуд. Acker Bilk, his Clarinet and Orchestra – Feelings. Acker Bilk & His Clarinet & Orchestra – Hey Jude. Mr. Acker Bilk, his Clarinet and Orchestra – My Way. 5:58. Acker Bilk, his Clarinet and Orchestra – Stranger on the Shore. Acker Bilk, his Clarinet and Orchestra – Ebony and Ivory. Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band – Nagasaki (Odessa sWing Dance Studio). Acker Bilk, his Clarinet and Orchestra – Let It Be Me. 3:42