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Dave Tofani

Renowned New York session musician, saxophonist and jazz composer Dave Tofani has written, arranged and recorded seven new jazz pieces that reflect the spirit and vitality of New York City and America. Tofani's new CD is entitled An American Garden and is dedicated to "The Greatest Generation" �- Americans who were raising families during WW II which includes his immigrant parents and grandparents. The CD's cover art depicts the Statue of Liberty and the immigration center on Ellis Island. An American Garden, Tofani's second solo album, is available at several on-line sites, the record company's, and "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" are the themes that link the seven tracks on An American Garden


Sound Check - Jack Cortner & His NY Big Band

Label: Jazzed Media
Released: 2009
Track listing: 1. Strike Up The Band - George Gershwin 04:44 2. Speak Low - Kurt Weill 05:24 3. Sometime Ago - Sergio Mihanovich 05:18 4. Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock 05:43 5. Sound Check - Jack Cortner 04:55 6. Yesterdays - Jerome Kern 06:34 7. Caravan - Juan Tizol 05:17 8. Cinema Paradiso Love Theme - Andrea Morricone 05:11 9. A La Mode - Jack Cortner 04:35 10. You and the Night and the Music - Dietz/Scwartz 05:22 11. It's All Right With Me - Cole Porter 06:09


Article: Album Review

Jack Cortner: Sound Check

Read "Sound Check" reviewed by Robert J. Robbins

Back in 2007, veteran composer/arranger Jack Cortner (a longtime ghost for the late arranger and orchestrator Billy Byers) released Fast Track, his illustrious debut as a bandleader for the Jazzed Media label, with ex-Kenton and Herman trumpeter Marvin Stamm and his erstwhile sidekick, pianist Bill Mays, as the principal soloists. With Sound Check, Cortner, Stamm, and ...


Article: Big Band Caravan

Jack Cortner Big Band / Peter Hand Big Band / Chicago Jazz Philharmonic

Read "Jack Cortner Big Band / Peter Hand Big Band / Chicago Jazz Philharmonic" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Jack Cortner Big Band Sound Check Jazzed Media 2009 For someone who waited so long before taking his first swings as leader of his own big band, Jack Cortner shows again on Sound Check, the band's second impressive recording in as many years, that he's got game. He's ...


Nights at the Inn

Label: AXMbarcelona
Released: 2008
Track listing: 01. Angelica (Duke Ellington) - 4:09; 02. Brushes on the Snare (Dave Tofani) - 6:21; 03. A Child Is Born (Thad Jones) - 4:26; 04. You Caught Me (Dave Tofani) - 4:11; 05. In a Sentimental Mood (Mills/Ellington/Kurtz) - 5:37; 06. Trip to Madrid (Dave Tofani) - 6:03; 07. All the Things You Are (Kern/Hammerstein) - 4:16; 08. I Hear a Rhapsody (Fragos/Baker/Gasparre) - 7:35; 09. What Is This Thing Called Love? (Cole Porter) - 5:22; 10. Violets for Your Furs (Dennis/Adair) - 5:55.


Article: Album Review

Dave Tofani Quartet: Nights at the Inn

Read "Nights at the Inn" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Difficile non restare colpiti dal livello di tecnica strumentale e dagli arrangiamenti di quest'incisione di Dave Tofani, un sassofonista tenore che ha fatto da sideman a tanti grandi nomi della canzone americana e che qui in veste di leader dalla mano sicura. Ci sono sia standards che originals, ed arrangiamenti di ottima fattura, come l'iniziale duo ...


Nights At The Inn

Label: SoloWinds, Inc
Released: 2007
Track listing: Angelica; Brushes on the Snare; A Child Is Born; You Caught Me; In a Sentimental Mood; Trip to Madrid; All the Things You Are; I Hear a Rhapsody; What Is This Thing Called Love; Violets for Your Furs.


Article: Album Review

Dave Tofani: Nights At The Inn

Read "Nights At The Inn" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Saxophonist Dave Tofani is one of those jazz musicians that you have heard a thousand times without even knowing it. He is a first call studio musician, and but one of the ways he is recognized is that he has won the Most Valuable Player award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences not ...


Article: Album Review

Dave Tofani Quartet: Nights At The Inn

Read "Nights At The Inn" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Saxophonist Dave Tofani sounds as if he'd fit right in with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, somewhere between Johnny Hodges and Ben Webster. That's the thought on hitting the play button on Nights At The Inn, to hear Tofani and his quartet swing hard into Duke's “Angelica." The band--a working unit that has been doing a regular ...


Fast Track - Jack Cortner & His NY Big Band

Label: Jazzed Media
Released: 2006
Track listing: 1. Who's 'at Talkin"? - Marvin Stamm 05:02 2. Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise - Sigmund Romberg 05:39 3. Ballad For Betsy - Jack Cortner 05:07 4. Etude - Jack Cortner 05:00 5. Secret Love - Webster/Fain 04:09 6. On The Trail - Ferde Grofe 06:35 7. Limehouse Blues - Furber/Braham 05:45 8. Slowdown - Jack Cortner 04:25 9. Flimflam, Ma'am - Jack Cortner 05:38 10. Fast Track - Jack Cortner 04:51 11. Lover Man - Davis/Ramirez/Sherman


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