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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
For over 15 years The Jazz Members Big Band of Chicago has devoted itself to big band repertory, and they demonstrated their proficiency on this 11-cut session. The group played various arrangements perfectly, and the solos had authenticity and warmth. There were only two things that marred the proceedings; one was vocalist Frieda Lee, who sang with passion, but lacked the power and authority to make the lyrics her own. The other was style; the band reproduced classic voices so well that they lacked originality. Their mastery of the great classics was commendable, but it would be even nicer to hear something reflecting a contemporary vision. That's missing from this otherwise ...
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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
For over 15 years The Jazz Members Big Band of Chicago has devoted itself to big band repertory, and they demonstrated their proficiency on this 11-cut session. The group played various arrangements perfectly, and the solos had authenticity and warmth. There were only two things that marred the proceedings; one was vocalist Frieda Lee, who sang with passion, but lacked the power and authority to make the lyrics her own. The other was style; the band reproduced classic voices so well that they lacked originality. Their mastery of the great classics was commendable, but it would be even nicer to hear something reflecting a contemporary vision. That's missing from this otherwise commendable salute to the music of jazz's past.
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  • Release Date: 9/21/1994
  • Label: Sea Breeze Records
  • UPC: 017231204923
  • Catalog Number: 2049

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jazz Members Big Band Primary Artist
Frank Mantooth Piano
Danny Barber Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Mike Barnett Bass
Scott Bentall Trombone
Bob Chmel Drums
Jerry DiMuzio Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Steve Duke Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Greg Flint Horn
Charlie Harrison Guitar
Jeff Helgesen Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Steve Jensen Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Leader
Eddie Johnson Tenor Saxophone
Tom Kordus Trombone, Euphonium
Glen Kostur Baritone Saxophone
Freida Lee Vocals
Chris Lega Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Jeff Lindberg Trombone, Conductor, Leader
Art Lisner Bass Trombone
Paul McKee Trombone
Thomas Shabda Noor Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Edward Petersen Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Les Thimmig Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Dave Urban Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Edwin Williams Trombone
Michael Young Trombone, Bass Trombone
Arthur Linsner Trombone, Bass Trombone
Michael Barnett Bass
Charles Harrison Guitar
Frieda Lee Vocals
Art Davis Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Technical Credits
Frank Mantooth Arranger
Neal Hefti Arranger, Composer
Lennie Niehaus Arranger
Danny Beher Executive Producer
Billy Beyers Arranger, Composer
Fred Breitberg Producer, Engineer
Billy Byers Arranger
Thomas Fredrickson Arranger, Composer
James Knapp Arranger
Bill Lightner Mastering
Jeff Lindberg Producer
Oleg Lundstrem Arranger
Tom Wirtel Arranger
Brian Jensen Engineer
Greg Griffith Engineer
Mike Siebold Engineer
Kevin Baker Engineer
Christine Shannon Hill Graphic Design
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