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Big Band Caravan

Nova Jazz Orchestra / Christian McBride Big Band / NYJO

By Published: March 5, 2012
Personnel: Christian McBride: leader, conductor, arranger, bass; Frank Greene: trumpet; Freddie Hendrix: trumpet; Nicholas Payton: trumpet; Nabate Isles: trumpet; Steve Wilson: alto sax, flute; Todd Bashore: alto sax, flute; Ron Blake: tenor, soprano sax, flute; Todd Williams: tenor sax, flute; Loren Schoenberg: tenor sax (2, 8); Carl Maraghi: baritone sax, bass clarinet; Steve Davis: trombone; Michael Daase: trombone; James Burton: trombone; Douglas Purviance: bass trombone; Xavier Davis: piano; Ulysses Owens Jr.: drums; Melissa Walker: vocals.

A Christmas Carol

Tracks: Bah Humbug!; Ghost of Marley; We Three Spooks; Long Forgotten; Tiny Tim; God Bless Us, Everyone!; The Twelve Bars of Christmas (bonus track).

Personnel: Paul Hart: composer, arranger, music director. A Christmas Carol—Mark Armstrong: NYJO music director; James Smoker: narrator; Rob Greenwood: trumpet; Tom Walsh: trumpet; Henry Armburg-Jennings: trumpet; Reuben Fowler: trumpet; Mark Perry: trumpet; Lucas Dodd: alto, soprano sax; Ed Barker: alto sax; Richard Shepherd: tenor, soprano sax; Tom Stone: tenor sax; Ben Mallinder: baritone sax; Helen Wilson: flute; Anna Drysdale: French horn; Calum Au: trombone; Robbie Harvey: trombone; Ross Anderson: trombone; Mathew Walton: trombone; Ross Brennan: trombone; Chris Eldred: piano; Jonathan Russell: guitar; James Larter: vibes, percussion; Sandy Suchadalski: bass; Scott Chapman: drums; Emma Smith, Kwabena Adjepong: vocals. The Twelve Bars of Christmas—Bill Ashton: NYJO music director; Martin Shaw: trumpet; Ian Wood: trumpet; Mark Cumberland: trumpet; Jim Lynch: trumpet; Jon Scott: trumpet; Olly Preece: trumpet; Lisa Grahame: alto sax; Howard McGill: alto sax; Adrian Revell: tenor sax; Scott Garland: tenor sax; Julian Siegel: baritone sax; Vicky Freestone: flute; Clare Lintott: French horn; Pat Hartley: trombone; Brian Archer: trombone; Malcolm Smith: trombone; Tracey Holloway: trombone; Colin Philpott: trombone; Steve Hill: piano; Andy Jones: guitar; Mark Ong: bass; Chris Dagley: drums; James Mack: percussion.

Hornplayers Fifty-Fifty

Tracks: Samba de Mogan; Low Motion; Young and Foolish; You Make Me Feel So Young; The Lost Six-Pack; Someone to Watch Over Me; Ithaca Stomp; All of Me; Needless to Say; 3 Kolsche, bitte!; A Quiet Place; 3 Kolsche, bitte!—extra large.

Personnel: Ludwig Nuss: trombone; Ingo Luis: bass trombone; Hubert Nuss: piano; John Goldsby: bass; Hans Dekker: drums; Joachim Schoenecker: guitar (5, 8).

Let Go

Tracks: Tetragon; Foxy Trot; City in the Window; Incident @ Perkins; Simple Pleasures; Could've Been; Hindsight Foresight; Let Go.

Personnel: Chris Merz: director; Aaron Askam: trumpet; Noah Alvarado: trumpet; Logan Vander Weil: trumpet; Antonio Garza: trumpet; Erin Maltby: trumpet; Sam Peterson, Gabe Scheid, Robert Espe, Nolan Schroeder, Andy Heard: reeds; Mike Conrad: trombone (1); Jon Mallak: trombone; Zac Cornell: trombone; Spencer Walrath: trombone (2-9); Zach Gignac: bass trombone; Austin Brown: guitar (1, 2, 7-9); Eric Atchison: guitar (2-5); Jon Snell: piano; Brooke Peters: bass; Cory Healey: drums, vibes (5); Jeff Oatts: drums (5). Special guest—David Berkman: piano (6).


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