Don't be put off by the name. Intrada, composer / arranger Dave Slonaker points out, is a musical form often composed as a prelude, overture or fanfare," one whose upbeat phrases give rise to an exhilarating curtain-raiser on Slonaker's initial big-band recording. Rest assured this is a world-class ensemble and there's no doubt whose steady hand is at the helm: Slonaker wrote every number save the standard It's Only a Paper Moon" and arranged the complete package. If Slonaker's name is new to you, that's probably because he has spent much of his career as a composer, ...read more
Join our growing community ofwriters, musicians, visual artists and advocates.