Content by tag "Pat Coil"

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Chris McDonald: A Big (Band) Swinging Christmas!

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A Big (Band) Swinging Christmas! is at least the tenth holiday album recorded by the peerless arranger Chris McDonald's impressive Jazz Orchestra--but the first one whose title has been amplified by an exclamation mark. Could it be that this one is extra-special? That's hard to say, as the albums that preceded it have all been remarkably ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Barney McClure: Show Me!

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While organist Barney McClure receives top billing on this exhilarating new album, he is happy to share it, for good reason, with the superlative Central Washington University Jazz Band from Ellensburg. As McClure asserts in the liner notes, “I was no more than a lucky rider on the bus." Well, a bit more than that, Barney, ...

No Pews Required: Chris McDonald Jazz Orchestra

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A glance at the name and song titles on Chris McDonald's new album might lead to an assumption that this is a Christian manifesto masquerading as big-band jazz, when in fact the reverse is true--McDonald, a superlative arranger, happens to be a man of faith who uses Christian themes as the basis for some of the ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND CARAVAN

Phil Kelly and the NW Prevailing Winds; Eric Essix and the Night Flight Big Band; University of North Texas Two O'Clock Lab Band

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Phil Kelly & the Northwest Prevailing Winds
Ballet of the Bouncing Beagles
Origin Records
2009

The Ballet of the Bouncing Beagles, Marius Nordal writes in the liner notes to composer / arranger Phil Kelly's latest recording, “was inspired by an actual photograph of Phil's two beagles jumping up in the ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Strike Up the (Unsung) Bands

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The big band era is known for producing a number of enormously successful ensembles whose leaders were household names: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jimmie Lunceford, Fletcher Henderson, then on through Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, the brothers Jimmy Dorsey and Tommy Dorsey, Charlie Barnet, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie and, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pat Coil Sextet's "Bird House" Set for September Release

Pat Coil Sextet's "Bird House" Set for September Release

Liberty Hill Music presents Pat Coil's Bird House featuring The Pat Coil Sextet. Superb musicianship, arrangements and original compositions worthy of an audience! Jazz fans the world over will be excited to hear Pat Coil's newest musical adventure due for release September, 2008 on Liberty Hill Music. Personnel: George Tidwell: trumpet; Barry Green: trombone; Mark Douthit: sax; Jim ...