Flood at the Ant Farm

Flood at the Ant Farm

by Phillip Johnston
     
 
The second CD by Philip Johnston's Big Trouble is jazz mixing great musicianship with a touch of madness. He treats Steve Lacy's "Hemline" as if it were penned by Raymond Scott (whose music was adapted for classic Looney Tunes cartoons) and "Bone" sounds like a wild improvisation on a childhood chant.

Overview

The second CD by Philip Johnston's Big Trouble is jazz mixing great musicianship with a touch of madness. He treats Steve Lacy's "Hemline" as if it were penned by Raymond Scott (whose music was adapted for classic Looney Tunes cartoons) and "Bone" sounds like a wild improvisation on a childhood chant. Pianist Joe Ruddick's "Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken" has a nifty calypso beat with an intense cacophony of reeds and brass. Johnston is also a gifted composer; his "Pontius Pilate Polka" blends folk dances with swinging Dixieland interludes. "Mr. Crocodile" is a light samba with a touch of reggae. Highly recommended for fans of the great melting pot of jazz.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2013
Label:
Black Saint Import
UPC:
0027312018226
catalogNumber:
1201822

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Phillip Johnston   Primary Artist,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Robert DeBellis   Bass Clarinet,Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Bob Henke   Trumpet
Dave Hofstra   Bass
Steve Swell   Trombone
Kevin Norton   Drums,Marimbas,Vibes
Ron Horton   Trumpet
Joe Ruddick   Piano,Keyboards,Alto Saxophone,Sampling

Technical Credits

Flavio Bonandrini   Executive Producer
Phillip Johnston   Producer
Jon Rosenberg   Engineer
Francis Davis   Liner Notes
Maria Bonandrini   Artwork
Andre Caploe   Producer

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