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Fast Track - Jack Cortner & His NY Big Band

Jack Cortner

Label: Jazzed Media
Released: 2006
Duration: 00:57:20
Views: 1,183

Tracks

1. Who's 'at Talkin"? - Marvin Stamm 05:02 2. Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise - Sigmund Romberg 05:39 3. Ballad For Betsy - Jack Cortner 05:07 4. Etude - Jack Cortner 05:00 5. Secret Love - Webster/Fain 04:09 6. On The Trail - Ferde Grofe 06:35 7. Limehouse Blues - Furber/Braham 05:45 8. Slowdown - Jack Cortner 04:25 9. Flimflam, Ma'am - Jack Cortner 05:38 10. Fast Track - Jack Cortner 04:51 11. Lover Man - Davis/Ramirez/Sherman

Personnel

Jack Cortner
composer / conductor
Marvin Stamm
trumpet
Bill Mays
piano
Jim Pugh
trombone
Dave Tofani
saxophone
Jerry Dodgion
saxophone, alto
Kenny Berger
saxophone, baritone
Martin Wind
bass, acoustic
Bob Millikan
trumpet

Additional Personnel / Information

Trumpets: Bob Millikan (lead), Brian O’Flaherty, Tony Kadleck, Danny Kahn, Bud Burridge (4,5,8,9,11) Trombones: Jim Pugh, Tony Studd, Birch Johnson, Bruce Bonvisutto (4,11) Bass Trombone: Paul Faulise Saxophones: Lawrence Feldman (lead), Jerry Dodgion, Dave Tofani, Dennis Anderson, Kenny Berger, Ronnie Cuber (4,11) Piano: Bill Mays Guitar: Jeff Mironov Bass: Jay Anderson; Martin Wind (4,11) Drums: John Riley Featured soloists: Marvin Stamm, trumpet and flugelhorn; Bill Mays, piano; Jim Pugh, trombone; Dave Tofani, tenor sax, John Riley, drums

Album Description

Jazzed Media JM 1023 - Released 2006 TT: 57:20 After many years as one of the busiest arranger/composers in New York City, Jack Cortner has released his first CD. Jack, in my opinion, is one of the best orchestrators in the world, and he has written a beautiful album. His writing is sleek, never heavy, and the band swings like crazy! I am sure you will be taken by the music on this CD and the marvelous playing by this great big band of New York's finest. I am privileged to be prominently featured throughout, but there is also great solo playing by pianist Bill Mays, saxophonist Dave Tofani, trombonist Jim Pugh, and drummer John Riley. Fast Track also features the great lead trumpet of Bob Millikan and the terrific lead alto of Lawrence Feldman in a saxophone section that includes Jerry Dodgion and Kenny Berger. Jim Pugh leads the trombone section, and the band is driven by the marvelous rhythm section of Bill Mays, bassists Jay Anderson and Martin Wind, drummer John Riley, and guitarist Jeff Mironov.  Among the tunes are the standards, Secret Love, Softly As In A Morning Sunrise, Lover Man, Limehouse Blues, and On The Trail. Fast Track also features five original pieces written by Jack Cortner and one by me. This is a beautifully produced album with great sound by engineer Artie Friedman and beautifully written liner notes by the great Jazz writer Doug Ramsey. Produced by Jack Cortner Recording engineer: Artie Friedman Asst engineers: Bryan Smith/Sheldon Yellowhair Mastering Jon Tropea, Jr./Artie Friedman Taxi photo: Jeremy Edwards Musician photos: Peter Matthes Graphic Design: IdahoStew, IdahoStew.com


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