Lou Caputo: Urban Still Life (2003)
The outcome is a collection of brash big band pieces that jump out, grab you by the throat, and yell, "Listen Here!" "In Walked Bud" is a powerhouse, like Mingus' "Song With Orange/Nostalgia in Times Square." There is a Bossa shade to Wes Montgomery's "Road Song" and Mario Bauza's "Mambo Inn." Charlie Parker's complex "Chi Chi" comes off without a hitch in this large ensemble setting. This superb big band outing will be enjoyable to even the most fussy listener.
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Track Listing: In Walked Bud; Road Song; Israel; Song With Orange/Nostalgia In Times Square; Mambo Inn; Somewhere In The Night; Johnny Come Lately; Sometime Ago; Chi Chi; Chelsea Bridge; Raunchy Rita; On Green Dolphin Street.
Personnel: Lou Caputo--alto, baritone, soprano saxophones, clarinet; John Eckert, Jon Owens, Bill Mobley, Ben Bierman--trumpets; Roy Agee, Debra Weisz, Gary Valente--trombones; Jack Jeffers, Dale Turk--bass trombone, tuba; Virginia Mayhew, Frank Vicari--saxophones; Roberta Piket, Howard Williams, Bill Whited--piano; John Dooley, Brian Glassman--bass; Joe Carbone, Ed Cherry-- guitar; Rudy Petschauer, Bobby Sanabria, Ashley Schaefer--percussion.
Record Label: JazzCat 47 Records