The DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orechestra: Off the Charts
But most recognizable of Osland's influence is the drumming. Osland recognizes that no matter how good the arrangements, how talented the players, no band is worth its salt unless it has a drummer who can both drive the aggregation and at the same time rein it back in when necessary. On this set, it's Jason Tiemann who has been assigned this job and he does it well.
This album is a sterling example how the big band can fit well into the contemporary jazz scene without losing any of that unique sound which continues to send tingles up and down the spines of listeners whether they be tooting a barn burner or caressing a ballad. Highly recommended.
Track Listing: Real Life; Aim for the Heart; Niece Piece; Spring Is Here; My Secret Love; It Might as Well Be Spring; Tears in Her Eyes; A Night in Tunisia; Tu y Mi Cancion; Fantasia on an Ellington Theme; Pussy Cat Dues; Masaman; Trumpet Tune; I Was a Fool (to Let You Go); I'm Free
Personnel: Vince DiMartino - Trumpet/Flugelhorn; Miles Osland - Soprano & Alto Saxes/Clarinet/Piccolo/Alto & Bass Flutes; Hunt Butler - Alto Sax/Flute; Mike Tracy - Alto & Tenor Sax/Flute; Gordon Towell, David Anderson -Tenor Sax/Clarinet/Flute; Lisa Osland - Baritone Sax/Bass Clarinet; Rob Parton, Rich Byrd, Steve Bottom, Tom Brawner, Rick Cook - Trumpet; David Henderson, Dave Ashley, Brad Kerns - Trombone; Lee Watts, Hap Bourgois - Bass Trombone; Raleigh Dailey - Piano; Will Renshaw - Guitar; Larry Nelson - Bass; Jason Tiemann - Drums; Jim Campbell - Vibes/Bells/Percussion
Record Label: Sea Breeze Jazz
Style: Big Band