terça-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2015

GRP All-Star Big Band - Live In Japan (1993) COMPLETO

The second of three releases by the GRP All-Star Big Band (headed by Dave Grusin) has lots of exciting moments, including "Manteca," "Blue Train," and a version of "Cherokee" that has tradeoffs by trumpeters Arturo Sandoval, Randy Brecker, Byron Stripling, and Chuck Findley. The band performs eight jazz standards plus Grusin's "Blues for Howard." Also among the highlights are the playing of Brecker and Eric Marienthal on "My Man's Gone Now," the teaming of clarinetist Eddie Daniels and vibraphonist Gary Burton on "Sing, Sing, Sing," and the interplay between pianists Grusin and Russell Ferrante on "'S Wonderful." ~ Scott Yanow Recorded live at Gotanda Kan-i Hoken Hall, Tokyo, Japan on January 31, 1993. Includes liner notes by Geoff Mayfield. Personnel includes: Dave Grusin (piano); Eric Marinethal (alto saxophone); Tom Scott (tenor saxophone); Arturo Sandoval, Chuck Findley, Byron Stripling (trumpet); Russell Ferrante (piano); John Patitucci (bass); Dave Weckl (drums). Personnel: Dave Grusin (piano); Nelson Rangell (flute, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Phillip Bent (flute); Eddie Daniels (clarinet); Bob Mintzer (bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Eric Marienthal (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Tom Scott (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Ernie Watts (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Chuck Findley, Randy Brecker, Arturo Sandoval, Byron Stripling (trumpet, flugelhorn); George Bohannon (trombone); Russell Ferrante (piano); Gary Burton (vibraphone); Dave Weckl (drums). Audio Mixer: Bernie Kirsh. Liner Note Author: Geoff Mayfield. Recording information: 01/31/1993. Director: Tom Scott. Illustrators: Scott Johnson ; Alba Acevedo. Photographers: Yasuhisa Yoneda; Katsuya Koike. Unknown Contributor Roles: Diane Dragonette; Sharon Franklin; Andy Baltimore; Sonny Mediana; Michael Pollard ; Tom Scott. Arrangers: Dave Grusin; Eddie Daniels; Michael Abene; Tom Scott; Bob Mintzer; Gary Lindsay. Personnel: Dave Grusin (piano), Tom Scott (conductor, soprano, tenor & baritone saxophones), Eric Marienthal (soprano & alto saxophones), Nelson Rangell (soprano & alto saxophones, flute), Bob Mintzer (soprano & tenor saxophones, bass clarinet), Ernie Watts (soprano & tenor saxophones), Arturo Sandoval, Chuck Findley, Randy Brecker, Byron Stripling (trumpet, flugelhorn), George Bohanon (trombone), Phillip Bent (flute), Eddie Daniels (clarinet), Gary Burton (vibraphone), Russell Ferrante (piano), John Patitucci (bass), Dave Weckl (drums). Down Beat (12/93, p.53) - 3.5 Stars - Good Plus - "...`Cherokee' is a slash-and-bash merry-go-round for the brass, not to mention catnip for the crowd...."

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