Diggin' In

Diggin' In

by Jazz Members Big Band
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/1994
Label:
Sea Breeze Records
UPC:
0017231204923
catalogNumber:
2049

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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
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
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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