Personnel: CD1: Track 1: Stan Kenton: leader, piano; Mike Vax: trumpet; Jay Saunders: trumpet; Dennis Noday: trumpet; Ray Brown: trumpet; Joe Marcinkiewicz: trumpet; Quin Davis: alto sax, flute; Richard Torres: tenor sax, flute; Kim Frizell: tenor sax, flute; Willie Maiden: baritone sax; Chuck Carter: baritone, soprano sax, flute; Dick Shearer: trombone; Mike Jamieson: trombone; Fred Carter: trombone; Mike Wallace: bass trombone; Phil Herring: bass trombone, tuba; Harvie Swartz: bass; John Von Ohlen: drums; Ramon Lopez: Latin percussion. Tracks 2-6: Gary Pack: trumpet; Paul Adamson: trumpet, for Saunders and Brown; Graham Ellis: bass trombone, tuba, for Herring; Claude Sifferlin: piano, for Kenton; Gary Todd: bass, for Swartz. Tracks 7, 8: Saunders: trumpet; Brown: trumpet, for Pack, Adamson; Kenton: piano, for Sifferlin; John Worster: bass, for Todd. Tracks 9-11: Frank Minear: trumpet; Bob Winkler: trumpet, flugelhorn; Mike Snustead: trumpet, for Saunders, Brown, Vax; Harvey Coonin: trombone; Lloyd Spoon: trombone, for Jamieson, Carter; Peter Erskine: drums, for Von Ohlen. Tracks 12-14: Jay Sollenberger: trumpet; Steve Campos: trumpet; Clay Jenkins: trumpet, flugelhorn; Chuck Schmidt: trumpet; Bob Doll: trumpet; Dick Shearer: trombone; Lloyd Spoon: trombone; Denny Brunk: trombone; Allan Morrissey: bass trombone; A.G. Robeson: bass trombone, tuba; Michael Bard: alto, soprano sax, flute; Roy Reynolds: tenor sax, flute; Gary Clinton: tenor sax, flute; Alan Yankee: baritone sax, flute; Greg Metcalf: baritone sax, flute; Stan Kenton: piano; John Worster: bass; Gary Hobbs: drums; Ramon Lopez: Latin percussion. CD2: Tracks 1-4, 6, 7, 9, 11: Chris Bresette: trumpet; Stuart Wallace: trumpet; Kurt Shipe: trumpet; Joe Niemann: trumpet; Eric Schultz: alto sax; Brian Handeland: alto, baritone sax, flute; Tyler Anderson: tenor sax; Jerod Kaszynski: tenor sax; Joe Tierney: baritone sax; Nicole Brellentin: trombone; Matt Heil: trombone; Chris Caine: trombone; David Behm: bass trombone; Will Horn: bass trombone; Brandon Covelli: piano; Ben Acton: guitar; Andy Detra: bass; Mike Malone: drums, percussion. Tracks 5, 8, 10, 12: Keith Hillson: trombone; Erik Olson: trombone, for Brellentin and Caine; Justin Kevan: tenor sax, for Kaszynski; Josh Gallagher: piano, for Covelli. Additional playersJosh Fuchs: trumpet; Graham Pollack: trumpet; Paul Stodolka: trumpet; Elizabeth Tomlinson: trumpet; Dr. Phillip Ostrander: trombone; Rob Margolis: tuba; Kurtis Polshinski: tuba; Dr. Gerry Young: tuba; Aaron Hedenstrom: alto sax; Justin Kevan: alto sax. Alumni guest soloists: Josh Gallagher: piano (8, 10, 12); Tom Krochock: trumpet (4, 5 12); John Raymond: trumpet (3).
Tracks: New Piece; Goodbye Glenn; Greenwich Time; Calendula; Eleven; New Beginnings; Starlight; Deep Shadows.
Personnel: Kirk MacDonald: leader, composer, tenor sax; Joe Sullivan: trumpet, flugelhorn, conductor; Rob Smith: trumpet, flugelhorn; Kevin Turcotte: trumpet, flugelhorn; Brian O'Kane: trumpet, flugelhorn; Alex Kundakcioglu: trumpet, flugelhorn; P.J. Perry: alto sax; Mark Promane: alto, soprano sax; Pat LaBarbera: tenor sax; Dave Neill: baritone sax; Al Kay: trombone; Terry Promane: trombone; Kelsley Grant: trombone; Gordon Myers: bass trombone; Lorne Lofsky: guitar; Nancy Walker: piano; Kieran Overs: bass; Barry Romberg: drums.
Live on the Plaza
Tracks: Stompin' at the Savoy; All of Me; Stardust; You Are So Beautiful; Tiger Rag; Purple Gazelle; It Don't Mean a Thing; A Sunday Kind of Love; My Favorite Things; Shiny Stockings; Dizzyland; Caravan; Kenton Kollage.
Personnel (collective): Jim Mair: music director; Bob Harvey: trumpet; Stan Kessler: trumpet; Steve Molloy: trumpet; Jay Sollenberger: trumpet; Fred Mulholland: trumpet; Dave Aaberg: trumpet; Doug Talley, Kerry Strayer, Bob Long, David Chael, Ron Hathorn, Greg Briggs, Hal Melia, Dan Thomas, Gerald Dunn, Todd Wilkinson: reeds; Jeff Hamer: trombone; Paul McKee: trombone; Stephanie Cox: trombone; Arch Martin: trombone; Karita Carter: trombone; Earlie Braggs: trombone; Lee Hill Kavanaugh: bass trombone; Charles Williams: piano; Rod Fleeman: guitar; Danny Embrey: guitar; Theodore Wilson: bass; Gerald Spaits: bass; Tom Morgan: drums; Tim Cambron: drums. Special appearances by Ernie Andrews: vocals; Byron Stripling: trumpet; Houston Person: tenor sax; Deborah Brown: vocals; Harold Jones: drums.
Welcome to Hungary!
Tracks: Sahara; Buddy and Solita; Now Is the Time in Hungary!; Rise and Shine; In Memory of Dizzy; In Memory of Monk; Only You; Vig Corn. Bonus tracksI Told You; Only You; Me Shall; Veled Vagyok Meg Gondolatban; Fustbe Ment Terv.
Personnel: Tommy Vig: leader, composer, arranger, drums, vibraphone. Bela Szaloky: trombone, flugelhorn; Akos Tompa: trumpet; Janos Hamori: trumpet; Ferenc Schreck: trombone; Peter Kovacs: tuba; Balazs Nagy, Arpad Dennert: reeds; Balazs Cserta: tarogato; Roszas Farkas: cimbalon. Special guest artistDavid Murray: tenor saxophone. Other personnel unlisted.
I grew up listening to my father's Jazz records and listening to radio. My dad was a musician for many years as a vocalist, bassist and drummer. His two uncles played in the Symphony of Reggio Calabria back in Italy
I grew up listening to my father's Jazz records and listening to radio. My dad was a musician for many years as a vocalist, bassist and drummer. His two uncles played in the Symphony of Reggio Calabria back in Italy. So music and jazz specifically have been a part of me since I was born. I love and perform in all styles of music from around the world. Improvisation in jazz is what drew me in, and still does as well as other genres that feature improvisation. A group of great musicians expressing themselves as one is the hallmark of great jazz and in fact all great music.