Tommy Newsom Tribute

A Tommy Newsom Tribute

by Sherrie Maricle
     
 
The Diva Jazz Orchestra is a 13-member concert jazz orchestra steeped in the history of jazz but infused with progressive contemporary harmonies. On the ensemble's fifth release, its leader/drummer, Sherrie Maricle, guides the orchestra through a stellar tribute to arranger/bandleader Tommy Newsom. Together they make a resounding

Overview

The Diva Jazz Orchestra is a 13-member concert jazz orchestra steeped in the history of jazz but infused with progressive contemporary harmonies. On the ensemble's fifth release, its leader/drummer, Sherrie Maricle, guides the orchestra through a stellar tribute to arranger/bandleader Tommy Newsom. Together they make a resounding statement about the vitality of big-band music as they interpret Newsom's arrangements with skill and verve. Opening with "Titter Pipes," the orchestra blends swinging substance with inspiration and passion. Great soloing is what makes this song a standout. The wide emotional arcs and rhythmic pace presented on "Three Shades of Blue" reveal a model of artistry and emotion. Saxophonist Karolina Strassmayer makes a brilliant showing with her inventive soloing. The fact that the members of this all-female orchestra actually sing (check out "Straighten Up and Fly Right") really sets them apart from many of their jazz orchestra contemporaries. Overall, the songs on TNT -- A Tommy Newsom Tribute have endured years of interpretations, but Sherrie Maricle and the Diva Jazz Orchestra do a brilliant job as they restate the historical importance of one of America's most revered arrangers, composers, and bandleaders. To that end, this CD should garner them a wider audience and more fame.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/27/2005
Label:
Lightyear
UPC:
0085365469822
catalogNumber:
54698
Rank:
139054

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sherrie Maricle   Primary Artist,Drums,Leader
Leigh Pilzer   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Barbara Laronga   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Vocals,Soloist
Liesl Whitaker   Trumpet
Deborah Weisz   Trombone,Soloist
Karolina Strassmayer   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Soloist
Jami Dauber   Trumpet,Vocals,Soloist
Lisa Parrott   Baritone Saxophone,Soloist
Anat Cohen   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Lori Stuntz   Trombone
Chihiro Yamanaka   Piano,Soloist
Tanya Darby   Trumpet,Soloist
Cindy Bradley   Trumpet
Scheila Gonzalez   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Leslie Havens   Trombone
Noriko Ueda   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Louie Bellson   Author
Gerry Mulligan   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Sherrie Maricle   Producer,Audio Production
Bobby Troup   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Bob Cranshaw   Executive Producer
Tommy Newsom   Arranger,Composer
Nat King Cole   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Clare Fischer   Composer
Burton Lane   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Dan Morgenstern   Liner Notes
Doc Severinsen   Author
Eden Ahbez   Composer
Johnny Carson   Liner Notes,Author
Joe Castellon   Engineer
Richard Rogers   Composer
Stanley Kay   Executive Producer,Author
Harry Woods   Composer
Victor Schertzinger   Composer
Maurice Hines   Author
Ed McMahon   Author

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