A Jazz Life: Glenn Zottola's Story

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  • Release Date: 4/29/2014
  • Label: Classic Jazz
  • UPC: 077712700030
  • Catalog Number: 3
  • Sales rank: 201,928


Disc 1
  1. 1 Greensleeves (4:24)
  2. 2 Cottontail (6:43)
  3. 3 Alligator Hop (2:24)
  4. 4 Struttin With Some Barbeque (4:43)
  5. 5 China Boy (6:16)
  6. 6 Samba Rioja (6:54)
  7. 7 Shake It Break It (3:13)
  8. 8 Stardust (4:25)
  9. 9 Cheek To Cheek (5:46)
  10. 10 Lady's In Love With You (2:57)
  11. 11 Killing Time (3:21)
  12. 12 Zoot and Glenn (2:27)
  13. 13 Hotter Than That (3:19)
  14. 14 I Got To Wear You Off of My Mind (4:12)
  15. 15 Jubilee (3:16)
  16. 16 Polkadots and Moonbeams (5:21)
  17. 17 I'm Confessin' (6:00)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Shine (1:12)
  2. 2 Life Goes To a Party (4:17)
  3. 3 Dewey Square (4:44)
  4. 4 Milt Hinton Clearwater Jazz Festival (4:03)
  5. 5 Fine and Dandy (6:35)
  6. 6 Steve's Blues (4:57)
  7. 7 I Got Rhythm (1:20)
  8. 8 But Beautiful (4:31)
  9. 9 But Not For Me (9:51)
  10. 10 Three Little Words (2:36)
  11. 11 April In Paris (3:33)
  12. 12 Moonlight In Vermont (3:36)
  13. 13 Embraceable You (3:06)
  14. 14 I'm In the Mood For Love (4:02)
  15. 15 Triste (2:13)
  16. 16 Yesterdays (3:04)
  17. 17 Memories of You (3:37)
  18. 18 Willow Weep For Me (3:31)
  19. 19 I Remember Clifford (4:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Glenn Zottola Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Steve Allen Personnel
Peggy Lee Personnel
Howard Alden Personnel
Dan Barrett Personnel
Phil Bodner Personnel
John Bunch Personnel
Chris Flory Personnel
Ken Peplowski Personnel
Oscar Pettiford Personnel
Nat Pierce Personnel
Jimmy Raney Personnel
Maxine Sullivan Personnel
Bob Wilber Personnel
Marty Grosz Personnel
Reggie Johnson Personnel
Al Klink Personnel
George Masso Personnel
Derek Smith Personnel
Grady Tate Personnel
Phil Wilson Personnel
Harold Danko Personnel
Lillette Jenkins Personnel
John Chiodini Personnel
Mark Sherman Personnel
Norris Turney Personnel
Don Abney Personnel
Steve Bagby Personnel
Kenny Clarke Personnel
Chick Corea Personnel
Adam Cruz Personnel
Bob Cunningham Personnel
Vic Dickenson Personnel
Phil Flanigan Personnel
Barry Galbraith Personnel
Mike Hall Personnel
Milt Hinton Personnel
Gus Johnson Personnel
Osie Johnson Personnel
Jay Leonhart Personnel
Jack Lesberg Personnel
David Liebman Personnel
Roy McCurdy Personnel
Butch Miles Personnel
Linc Milliman Personnel
Wally Minko Personnel
George Mraz Personnel
Chuck Riggs Personnel
Anti Sarpilla Personnel
Mark Shane Personnel
Zoot Sims Personnel
Len Skeat Personnel
Kirk Smith Personnel
Jackie Williams Personnel
Glenn Zottola Liner Notes, Personnel
Bob Zottola Personnel
Scott Yanow Liner Notes
Jim DeJulio Personnel
Suzanne Somers Personnel
Avishai Cohen Personnel
Tom Artin Personnel
Mike Peters Personnel
Jorge Anders Personnel
Chuck Berghoffer Personnel
The Frankie Capp Personnel
Doug Walter Personnel
Mousey Alexander Personnel
Mark Maniatt Personnel
Stu Hemmingway Personnel
Rod Blumenau Personnel
George Anders Personnel
Benny Goodman 50th Anniversary Orchestra Personnel
Keith Ingam Personnel
Wyatt Bennet Personnel
Tim Smith Nashville All Stars Personnel
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  • Posted April 28, 2015

     ¿A Jazz Life: Glenn Zottola¿s Story¿ By Classic Jazz Records. I

     “A Jazz Life: Glenn Zottola’s Story” By Classic Jazz Records. In most instances, recorded compilations of a musician’s recording career - especially one as lengthy and significant as this talented artist’s - are usually produced when the body of work is “warmer” than the musician’s body itself. That’s certainly not the case here, thank God. For you see, Glenn Zottola, thankfully, is not only alive, kicking and swinging as incredibly as he always has, but, there’s plenty that is and will surely be emanating from this multi-instrumentalist genius’s trumpet and saxophones. Based on this superlative compilation, you can count on that.
    A true wunderkind, Zottola is a scion of a truly talented family. He was a child prodigy (and talent show winner) on trumpet and began playing professionally at an age when most kids can’t spell it. He’s played with – wait! Who hasn’t he performed with over a half-century-plus career that’s taken him from Westchester, New York to world-wide acclaim? From Goodman to Sinatra and from “chicks” Somers to Corea, Glenn’s hot and inventive trumpet has covered it all. And the story so far is here. Rest assured, there’s lots more coming.
    The 2-disc compilation is unique in that it is presented in a chronological manner, starting with Zottola’s first recording in 1964 (“Kids Christmas Album”). Even as a youngster, you’ll hear marvelous shades of Louis Armstrong, to this day a Zottola idol and influence. Those Armstrong-esque stylings resonate in his work heard here with saxophonist Bob Wilber (with whom Zottola soared in “The Bechet Legacy”) and other legendary musicians, including Steve Allen, Terry Gibbs and the rest of the Encyclopedia of Jazz. He can play hot a la Louis and cook a la Brownie (whose “Clifford with Strings” Zottola recently recorded with his Brownie-like interpretations without written music – all from his memory! (“I Remember Clifford”).
    A musical savant of incredible abilities, Zottola is equally adept (self-taught, by the way) on saxophones. He recently recorded tribute albums to Charlie Parker and Stan Getz for Classic Jazz, cuts of which are included here. No amateur on sax, he channels Bird and Stan with an uncanny flair.
    This is a big bite of splendid jazz music. It depicts a musician – an artist – of incredible talent and vision. Sit back, pop up the feet and dig in. You’ll dig.  

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