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God Bless the Child by Tobin Mueller

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Album Title: Best of Tobin Mueller, Vol. 2: Jazz Arrangements
Label: ArtsForge
Released: 2023
Duration: 01:38:00


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About the Album

Funk post-bop reinterpretation of Bill Holiday's classic. Mueller's groove is hip and fresh, his use of piano and organ drives, Woody Mankowski's soprano sax sizzles. Entertaining with swagger.

Song Listing

Instrumentals: 1. Take the “A” Train (Billy Strayhorn) 2. Superstition (Stevie Wonder) 3. Cool (Leonard Bernstein) 4. Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock) 5. Straight, No Chaser (Thelonious Monk) 6. Birdland / Long Distance Runaround (Joe Zawinul / Jon Anderson) 7. God Bless the Child (Billie Holiday) 8. King Kong (Frank Zappa) 9. Eleanor Rigby (Lennon/McCartney) 10. Moanin’ / Blue Monk (Bobby Timmons / Thelonious Monk) 11. What Is Hip (Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka) 12. St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy) 13. Thank You (Sly Stone) 14. After Hours / Monk’s Point (Parrish/Monk) 15. Giant Steps (John Coltrane) 16. Sorceress / One Step (Lenny White / Chick Corea) 17. Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael) Bonus Vocals Tracks: 18. Frozen Man (James Taylor) 19. Show The Way (David Wilcox) 20. Dignity (Bob Dylan)


Additional Personnel

Paul Nelson: electric guitar; Tobin Mueller: acoustic piano, B3 organ, vintage keys; David Dejesus: alto, tenor, baritone saxes Woody Mankowski: opsrano, tenor saxes; vocals; Mikie Martel: solo trumpet, brass section; Ruben de Ruiter: congas, quinto, finger cymbals, tambourine; Isaiah Schmidt: drums; Mike Nappi: drums; Ugo Rossi: drums; Kenny Cash: acoustic bass

Date featured

May 23, 2023

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