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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Jack Cortner is a veteran composer/arranger who may not be a familiar name to the average jazz fan, because most of his charts have been in a commercial setting, but he has long been writing arrangements for trumpeter Marvin Stamm. On this swinging big-band session, Cortner's impressive charts make one wish he had been able to consistently work in such a setting on a regular basis. Featured soloists include Stamm also heard on flügelhorn, pianist Bill Mays who often works with Stamm for recordings, concerts, and workshops, trombonist Jim Pugh, and saxophonist Dave Tofani. Highlights include the bold treatment of "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise," the chugging Count ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Jack Cortner is a veteran composer/arranger who may not be a familiar name to the average jazz fan, because most of his charts have been in a commercial setting, but he has long been writing arrangements for trumpeter Marvin Stamm. On this swinging big-band session, Cortner's impressive charts make one wish he had been able to consistently work in such a setting on a regular basis. Featured soloists include Stamm also heard on flügelhorn, pianist Bill Mays who often works with Stamm for recordings, concerts, and workshops, trombonist Jim Pugh, and saxophonist Dave Tofani. Highlights include the bold treatment of "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise," the chugging Count Basie-like "On the Trail," and Cortner's whimsical swinger "Flimflam Ma'am." Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/13/2007
  • Label: Jazzed Media
  • UPC: 700261203287
  • Catalog Number: 1023
  • Sales rank: 184,935

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Who's 'at Talkin' (5:00)
  2. 2 Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise (5:37)
  3. 3 Ballad for Betsy (5:05)
  4. 4 Etude (4:58)
  5. 5 Secret Love (4:07)
  6. 6 On the Trail (6:33)
  7. 7 Limehouse Blues (5:43)
  8. 8 Slowdown (4:23)
  9. 9 Flimflam Ma'am (5:36)
  10. 10 Fast Track (4:49)
  11. 11 Lover Man (5:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jack Cortner Primary Artist
Ronnie Cuber Saxophone
Bill Mays Piano, Soloist
Marvin Stamm Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Soloist
Jay Anderson Bass
Dennis Anderson Saxophone
Kenny Berger Saxophone
Bruce Bonvissuto Trombone
Bud Burridge Trumpet
Danny Cahn Trumpet
Paul Faulise Trombone
Lawrence Feldman Saxophone
Birch Johnson Trombone
Tony Kadleck Trumpet
Bob Millikan Trumpet
Jeff Mironov Guitar
Brian O'Flaherty Trumpet
Jim Pugh Trombone, Soloist
Tony Studd Trombone
David Tofani Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Martin Wind Bass
Jerry Dodgion Saxophone
Technical Credits
Sigmund Romberg Composer
Marvin Stamm Composer
Jack Cortner Arranger, Composer, Producer
Arthur Friedman Engineer, Mastering
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Doug Ramsey Liner Notes
Ferde Grofé Composer
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