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Five Play...Plus
     

Five Play...Plus

by Five Play
 
Despite a good first album, On the Brink, Five Play took their sweet time recording Five Play...Plus in 2004. The "Plus" indicates outside players on several tracks, but even without these players, Five Play remind one of a scaled-down big band. For those unfamiliar with the group, it's interesting

Overview

Despite a good first album, On the Brink, Five Play took their sweet time recording Five Play...Plus in 2004. The "Plus" indicates outside players on several tracks, but even without these players, Five Play remind one of a scaled-down big band. For those unfamiliar with the group, it's interesting to note that unlike 99 percent of the active jazz units playing today, the band is all female, a fact that's even more unusual when one notes that none of them sing. Fronted by drummer Sherrie Maricle, Five Play consist of two saxophonists, tenor Anat Cohen and alto Karolina Strassmayer, a pianist, Tomoko Ohno, and bassist Noriko Ueda. The lively arrangements give a number of traditional songs -- Dave Brubeck's "Theme from Mr. Broadway" and Lew Brown/Sammy Fain's "That Old Feeling" -- fresh treatments. Five Play deliver fairly traditional mainstream jazz, but their eclectic choice of material -- "If I Only Had a Brain" and "On the Good Ship Lollipop" -- gives them a distinct edge. On half the tracks, the band is joined by either trumpeter/flügelhornist Jami Dauber or Barbara Laronga. This gives songs like Hank Mobley's "Funk in a Deep Freeze" and Chick Corea's "Bud Powell" an even bigger sound. Five Play...Plus is a good album by a good group, and with any luck, it will serve to introduce Five Play to an appreciative audience.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2005
Label:
Arbors Records
UPC:
0780941130720
catalogNumber:
19307

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Performance Credits

Five Play   Primary Artist
Sherrie Maricle   Drums,Leader
Barbara Laronga   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Karolina Strassmayer   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Jami Dauber   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Anat Cohen   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Tomoko Ohno   Piano
Noriko Ueda   Double Bass
Barbara Loronga   Trumpet,Flugelhorn

Technical Credits

Dave Brubeck   Composer
David Mann   Composer
Hank Mobley   Composer
Sherrie Maricle   Producer,Audio Production
Harold Arlen   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Armando Anthony Corea   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Kent Heckman   Engineer
Nat Hentoff   Liner Notes
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Anthony Newley   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Stanley Kay   Producer,Audio Production
Mat Domber   Executive Producer
Rachel Domber   Executive Producer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Sidney Clare   Composer
Rich Shemaria   Arranger
Karolina Strassmayer   Arranger
John Burke   Composer
Luke Melton   Cover Design
Anat Cohen   Arranger
Tomoko Ohno   Arranger

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