After all these years there's still a large and loyal audience for the music embraced by the DSCB, which is doing its part to ensure its longevity. Those who appreciate trad jazz should have no trouble warming to My Inspiration.
Tracks and Personnel
Guys & Dolls
Tracks: Fugue for Tinhorns; Follow the Fold; The Oldest Established; I'll Know; Pet Me Poppa; Adelaide's Lament; Guys & Dolls; Adelaide; If I Were a Bell; A Woman in Love; Take Back Your Mink; Luck Be a Lady; Sue Me / Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat.
Personnel: Ed Puddick: leader, arranger; Noel Langley: trumpet, flugelhorn; Nick Smart: trumpet, flugelhorn (1-3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11-13); Percy Pursglove: trumpet, flugelhorn; Andy Gathercole: trumpet, flugelhorn (4, 7, 10); Sam Bullard: alto, soprano sax, clarinet, flute; George Crowley: tenor sax, clarinet; Dan Faulkner: tenor sax; Claire McInerney: baritone sax, bass clarinet; Jim Rattigan: French horn; Simon Walker: trombone; Mike Feltham: trombone; Andy Lester: bass trombone, tuba; Chris Allard: guitar; Bethan Jones: xylophone, glockenspiel; Ryan Trebilcock: bass; Richard Barr: drums.
Son of Folk Songs for Jazzers
Tracks: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star; Careless Love; Three Jazzy Blind Mice; Itsy Bitsy Spider; Work Songs Medley; Silver Dagger; Three Cool Blind Mice; Cindy / Li'l Liza Jane; Billy Boy; Frankie and Johnny; This Old Man; The Boating Medley.
Personnel: Frank Macchia: leader, arranger, tenor sax, flute, bass flute, clarinet, alto clarinet, contra bass clarinet, melodica, organ, vocal (11); Wayne Bergeron: trumpet, flugelhorn; Valarie King: piccolo, flute, bass flute; Sal Lozano: alto sax, flute, alto flute, bass flute, clarinet, contra alto clarinet; Bob Sheppard: soprano sax, tenor sax, flute, bass flute, clarinet, bass clarinet; Jay Mason: baritone sax, soprano sax, bass flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, contra bass clarinet, English horn; Alex Iles; trombone, baritone flute; Kevin Porter: trombone, bass trombone, baritone horn; Bill Reichenbach: trombone, bass trombone, baritone horn, bass trumpet, tuba; Tom Ranier: piano; Grant Geissman: electric guitar; Michael Hatfield: vibraphone, marimba, bass marimba, xylophone, glockenspiel, tambourine, shaker; Trey Henry: bass; Peter Erskine: drums. Special guestsTierney Sutton, vocal (6); Ellis Hall: vocal (2).
Play That Thing
Tracks: Maiden Voyage; Play That Thing; Dawn to Dawn in the City; Quascau; Prince of Darkness; Gonna Getcha; Things Aren't What They Seem; Stompin' at the Savoy.
Personnel: Rick Wald: leader, composer, arranger, guitar; Earl Gardner: trumpet; Seneca Black: trumpet; John Eckert: trumpet; Jack Walrath: trumpet; Lou Marini: alto, soprano sax, flutes; Loren Stillman: alto sax, flute; Ted Nash: tenor sax, flute; Adam Kolker: tenor sax, clarinet; Terry Goss: baritone sax, bass clarinet; Sam Burtis: trombone; Noah Bless: trombone; Art Baron: trombone; George Flynn: bass trombone; Ted Kooshian: piano; Chip Jackson: bass; Dennis Irwin: bass (5); Jeff Brillinger: drums.
Tracks: That's It!; Ingie Speaks; Goodnight My Love; John's Idea; Jack the Bear; The Glider; Now I Know; Gypsy Mood; Slow Freight; Pussy Willow; Keeper of the Flame; If Dreams Come True; Sweetie Cakes; Hiya Sue; I Have Eyes; Snafu Jump; Such Sweet Thunder; All Right, Okay, You Win.
Personnel: Brooks Tegler: leader, drums; Kenny McGee: trumpet; Randy Reinhardt: trumpet (1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10, 13, 16-18); Marc Weigel: trumpet; Vince McCool: trumpet (3, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15); Paul duBois: trumpet (7, 8, 13, 16, 17); Clyde Hunt: trumpet (13); Joe Midiri: clarinet (3, 6, 11, 12, 15); Marty Nau: alto sax; Bill Mulligan: alto sax (1, 3, 5-8, 10, 11, 13, 15-18); Leigh Pilzer: alto sax (9, 12), baritone sax (3, 5, 6, 11); Scott Silbert: tenor sax, clarinet (5); Don Lerman: tenor sax, alto sax (2, 4); Jeff Suzda: baritone sax (1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 13, 16-18); John Doughten: tenor sax (4, 13), baritone sax (10); Bruce Swaim: tenor sax (18); John Jensen: trombone; Jay Gibble: trombone; Jen Krupa: trombone (1, 3-11, 13-18); Paul Midiri: trombone (3, 6, 11, 12, 15); Jim Lester: trombone (7, 13, 16, 18); Larry Eanet: piano (3, 5, 6, 11, 12, 14, 15); Robert Redd: piano (1, 2, 4, 7-10, 13, 16-18), trumpet (3, 6, 11, 15); Tom Mitchell: guitar (2-4, 9, 12, 13, 15); Tommy Cecil: bass.
Tracks: Tears; Perdido Street Blues; The Chant; My Inspiration; My Gal Sal; Somewhere Somehow; Limehouse Blues; I Wish I Were Twins; China Boy; Jumpin' at Sesjun; Nuages; Royal Garden Blues; I've Heard That Song Before; I Wish I Was in Peoria.
Personnel: Bob Kaper: clarinet, alto sax, vocals; Frits Kaatee: clarinet, soprano sax, tenor sax, baritone sax; Bert de Kort: trumpet; George Kaatee: trombone; Marcel Hendricks: piano; Ton van Bergeijk: banjo, guitar, vocals; Adrie Braat: bass; Han Brink: drums.
I've always loved jazz ...my mother was a classical pianist and my aunt was a blues singer, who was managed by Clarence Williams (Bessie Smith's producer). As a young boy, they introduced me to people like Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, and Jimmy Smith
I've always loved jazz ...my mother was a classical pianist and my aunt was a blues singer, who was managed by Clarence Williams (Bessie Smith's producer). As a young boy, they introduced me to people like Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, and Jimmy Smith. We hung out at my Aunt Kate's Soul Food restaurant in Harlem after the matinees at the Apollo where I listened to their stories. I knew I wanted to be a jazz musician from then on. My mother wanted me to play piano, but my Aunt bought me a guitar. I've been playing ever since.
At my mother's early prompting, I first sang Blue Velvet at my Catholic elementary school...and all the nuns came running in and asked me to sing again, so I knew I must have sounded pretty good. I've been singing ever since.
I met Tony Bennett in Miami and he inspired me to return to New York. He was a great mentor.
The best show I ever attended is mpossible to say, I've seen so many great shows. From Tony Bennett to Pat Martino, Return to Forever to Weather Report...I've seen some great performances.
My advice to new listeners is don't let jazz intimidate you, the music has something for every listener and it is our American gift to the world.