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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.


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)


Paul Nelson
Woody Mankowski
saxophone, soprano
David DeJesus
Bill Barner
saxophone, tenor
Ruben de Ruiter

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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