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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Tommy Newsom spent such a long time in the Tonight Show Orchestra that jazz fans overlook his contributions. Finally recording regularly as a leader at the dawn of the 21st century, this solidly swinging tenor saxophonist has plenty to say on this studio session, which covers the music of several decades. Joined by veteran valve trombonist Bob Enevoldsen and a rhythm section including pianist John F. Hammond, guitarist Bob Bain, bassist Jim Hughart, and drummer Dave Hunt, Newsom's imaginative arrangements bring out the best in each track. The songs lean heavily toward the swing era, including an easygoing "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me," a lush "Star Dust," and a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Tommy Newsom spent such a long time in the Tonight Show Orchestra that jazz fans overlook his contributions. Finally recording regularly as a leader at the dawn of the 21st century, this solidly swinging tenor saxophonist has plenty to say on this studio session, which covers the music of several decades. Joined by veteran valve trombonist Bob Enevoldsen and a rhythm section including pianist John F. Hammond, guitarist Bob Bain, bassist Jim Hughart, and drummer Dave Hunt, Newsom's imaginative arrangements bring out the best in each track. The songs lean heavily toward the swing era, including an easygoing "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me," a lush "Star Dust," and a pulsating "Cotton Tail." But Newsom adds a cool-toned "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise" featuring a beautifully interwoven counter melody by Enevoldsen, a snappy take of Charlie Parker's "Billie's Bounce," and a waltzing treatment of a song made famous on Sesame Street, "The Rainbow Connection," the latter which omits the horns. The musicianship of all parties is superb throughout this delightful session.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2001
  • Label: Arbors Records
  • UPC: 780941125122
  • Catalog Number: 19251
  • Sales rank: 245,815

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tommy Newsom Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Bob Enevoldsen Trombone
Bob Bain Guitar
Jim Hughart Bass
Dave Hunt Drums
Technical Credits
Mercer Ellington Composer
Claude Hopkins Composer
Tommy Newsom Producer
Kenny Ascher Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Alexander Hill Composer
Paul Williams Composer
Bobby Williams Composer
Mat Domber Executive Producer
Rachel Domber Executive Producer
Alex Hill Composer
Ted Persons Composer
Jim Britt Cover Photo
Mark Gordon Creamer Engineer, Mastering
Floyd Levin Liner Notes
Tommy Newson Producer
Mark Gordon Creamer Engineer
John F. Hammond Producer
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