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Bob McChesney

Trombonist Bob McChesney was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1956, and began studying the trombone at the age of nine. McChesney holds a bachelor's Degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia. In 1979, Bob moved to Los Angeles where he remains, working as a studio musician and in a wide variety of musical situations including film, television, records, jingles and can be heard on the most recent CD recordings by Grammy winner Diana Krall -”When I Look In Your Eyes”, Barry Manilow “Tribute to Sinatra”, Chicago “Night and Day- Big Band”, Natalie Cole, Mel Torme, Joey DeFrancesco, Art Garfunkel, Buddy Greco, Facundo Monty, Matt Catingub, Steve Allen, Adam Sandler, Bill Watrous, George Graham, Rebeka, Atlantic Rap - Tribute to Phil Collins, Louise Baranger, Barbara Morrison, Calabria Foti, Curtis Amy, Carl Saunders, Bobby Milano, Steve Lippia and Anita O'Day. As a jazz soloist, McChesney is featured on Horace Silver's first album for Sony/Columbia Records “Its Got To Be Funky” and on Bob Florence's Grammy winning CD “Serendipity 18”, and Florence's “Earth” and “All the Bells and Whistles”

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The Jazz All Stars Volume 1

Label: Le Coq Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: There For Flotus; Tu Were Nui; Log Jammin; There You Go; Afro Blue; Caravan; Rockin and Rhythm; Avalon.

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I've Completely Lost My Sense of Time!

Featuring the music of Randy Waldman
Duration: 3:59

Produced & Arranged by Randy Waldman (arrangement adapted from Billy Byers' "Get Me to the Church On Time"); Lyrics by Dave Tull. With Randy Waldman: piano and trumpets; Kenny G: saxophones; Bob McChesney: trombones; Carlitos del Puerto: bass; Dave Tull: drums; plus specials guests including Johnny Mathis, Dolly Parton, Jon Lovitz, Ray Romano, Bill Burr, Martin Short, Nicollette Sheridan, Norman Lear and more!
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Article: Album Review

Deborah Shulman: The Shakespeare Project

Read "The Shakespeare Project" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


William Shakespeare's works have generated many musical endeavors. Duke Ellington's Such Sweet Thunder (Columbia Records, 1957) and Leonard Bernstein's score for West Side Story are among those which come to mind. In 1941, British composer Arthur Young recorded Shakespeare in Swing (Decca Records, 1941), which featured his compositions over Shakespeare's words. And, in 1964, celebrated British ...

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Article: Album Review

Elliot Deutsch: Make Big Band Great Again

Read "Make Big Band Great Again" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Bandleader Elliot Deutsch has come up with a clever angle for his third CD, complete with obligatory red baseball cap and “Make Big Band Great Again" logo. Song titles are precocious too: “Fake News," “Repeal and Replace," “The Great Wall," sandwiched between “America the Beautiful" and an ambivalent ode to his Los Angeles home, “Pink Sunset ...

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News: Recording

It's A Bird, It's A Plane... It's Superheroes! Randy Waldman's Jazz Superheroes-Packed CD On BFM Jazz, September 21, 2018

It's A Bird, It's A Plane... It's Superheroes! Randy Waldman's Jazz Superheroes-Packed CD On BFM Jazz, September 21, 2018

Randy Waldman's career spans more than 40 years, and he’s performed and toured with many of the biggest names in the jazz, pop and R&B worlds. His work can be heard on hundreds of movies, television shows, and albums. Randy has been Barbra Streisand's pianist and musical director for over 30 years and is featured on ...

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Article: Album Review

Simon Pilbrow with the Brent Fischer Orchestra: Colours of Sound

Read "Colours of Sound" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Given the unusual circumstances behind its inception, the album Colours of Sound probably never should have made it to a recording studio. The fact that it did is a happenstance for which every big-band lover and jazz enthusiast should be thankful. The odyssey began in 2011 when Australian composer / pianist Simon Pilbrow wrote a letter ...

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Article: Album Review

Stan Bann: Penmanship

Read "Penmanship" reviewed by Jack Bowers


To those who know him, it's no secret that Stan Bann is partial to the trombone. After all, the Minnesota-based composer / arranger plays one himself, leads Stan Bann's Big Bone Band and is a mainstay as writer and performer with the Minneapolis Trombone Choir. And as if that weren't a large enough clue, Bann welcomes ...

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Take Five with Ralph Hepola

Read "Take Five with Ralph Hepola" reviewed by Ralph Hepola


About Ralph Hepola Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota in the United States, Ralph Hepola studied piano before starting on the tuba at age twelve. At seventeen, he was chosen to play before the British Royal Family in the Manitoba All-Province Band at Brandon, Manitoba in Canada. While still in high school, Ralph began performing ...

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Article: Album Review

Bill Cunliffe: BACHanalia

Read "BACHanalia" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This is another entry in the durable “jazz meets the classics" subgenre with pianist and bandleader Bill Cunliffe leading a large ensemble through a fun program featuring mostly classical works and familiar standards.The classical adaptations start off with Johann Sebastian Bach's “Sleepers Awake" played with crisp, muscular drive by the band. Cunliffe and trombonist ...


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