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Big Band Caravan

Rick Holland–Evan Dobbins Little Big Band / Empire Jazz Orchestra / Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra

By Published: March 6, 2011
Tracks: Symphony in Riffs; The Legend; Too Close for Comfort; Cheek to Cheek; Time Check; Cupid's Nightmare; Children's Hour of Dream; The Checkered Demon; The Stampede; Wyrgly; The Gate: A Portrait of the Mohawk; Sing, Sing, Sing.

Jazz Encounters

Tracks: A Little Minor Booze; Them There Eyes; Mambo Inn; Danny Boy; Hungarian Dance No. 5; Goin' Home; Over the Waves; Joyful; Arabesque No. 1; Themes and Variations No. 2; My Reverie; I Cared for You; Two O'Clock Jump; Deep River; Days of Wine and Roses; Hopscotch.

Personnel: Gregg Gelb: director; Kyle Santos: trumpet; Rob Hill: trumpet; Doug Lilly: trumpet (1-3, 5, 7, 9, 11); Steve Callas: trumpet; Jason Bohde (4, 6, 8, 10, 12-16): trumpet; Gregg Gelb, Charles Shermer, Don Larson, Pat Gallarelli, Darin Knapp: reeds; Joel Leipzig: trombone; Chris Shaw: trombone; Don Wazzenegger (4, 6, 8, 10, 12-16): trombone; Doug Bristol: trombone (1-3, 5, 7, 9, 11); George Ellwanger: trombone; Steve Menendez: piano; Fred Brush: guitar (1-3, 11); Steve Boletchek: bass (1-3, 5, 7, 9, 11); George Knott: bass (4, 6, 8, 10, 12-16); Tom Bernett: drums (4, 6, 8, 10, 12-16); Chris Gelb: drums (1-3, 5, 7, 9, 11).

Jazz Conceptions Orchestra

Tracks: Moment's Notice; Changes; Flamenco Sketches; Gemini; A Morning Walk; Parisian Thoroughfare; Ballad of the Sad Young Men; Better Go.

Personnel: Alex Nguyen: trumpet, flugelhorn; Brandon Lee: trumpet, flugelhorn; Alex LoRe: alto sax, flute; Jeremy Fratti: tenor sax, flute; Matt Zettlemoyer: tenor, baritone sax, flute; Robert Edwards: trombone; Joshua Bowlus: piano; Ryan Rosello: guitar (7); Paul Sikivie: bass; Ben Adkins: drums.

Nimmons 'n' Nine . . . Now

Tracks: Then and Now; It Sounds Like You; But It's Dark . . .; Tipsy; Spirals; Carey Dance; The Black Alley; Just for Now.

Personnel: Jason Logue: trumpet; John MacMurchy: clarinet; Andy Ballantyne: alto sax; Kelly Jefferson: tenor sax; David Mott: baritone sax; William Carn: trombone; Tom Szczesniak: accordion; Mike Cado: guitar; Andrew Downing: bass; Anthony Mitchell: drums.

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