Give It One

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Based in Florida, the Dan McMillion Jazz Orchestra is modeled on the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra of the 1970s and, to a lesser extent, the '60s, with its leader belting out impressive high-note blasts on his trumpet. After the first few numbers, one becomes weary of all the high notes and fortunately, the music settles down a bit while still remaining mostly high-powered. In addition to McMillion, the key soloists include altoist Tom Dietz and tenors Tim Stamps and Mark Gould. Some of the selections are a bit commercial and this orchestra has a derivative sound but the musicianship is excellent. Certainly Maynard Ferguson fans will want this CD and will wonder why Dan ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Based in Florida, the Dan McMillion Jazz Orchestra is modeled on the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra of the 1970s and, to a lesser extent, the '60s, with its leader belting out impressive high-note blasts on his trumpet. After the first few numbers, one becomes weary of all the high notes and fortunately, the music settles down a bit while still remaining mostly high-powered. In addition to McMillion, the key soloists include altoist Tom Dietz and tenors Tim Stamps and Mark Gould. Some of the selections are a bit commercial and this orchestra has a derivative sound but the musicianship is excellent. Certainly Maynard Ferguson fans will want this CD and will wonder why Dan McMillion is not better-known.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/28/2004
  • Label: Sea Breeze Records
  • UPC: 017231213123
  • Catalog Number: 2131

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Just Friends (4:43)
  2. 2 Give It One (3:38)
  3. 3 Bridge Over Troubled Water (4:00)
  4. 4 Coconut Champaign (4:29)
  5. 5 Fan It Janet (3:11)
  6. 6 So in Love (9:12)
  7. 7 Birdland (5:03)
  8. 8 Footpath Café (7:13)
  9. 9 Milestones (4:35)
  10. 10 Watermelon Man (5:47)
  11. 11 Niama (5:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dan McMillion Primary Artist, Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Jim Hall Bass Trombone
Chris Clifton Trombone
Keith Oshiro Trombone
Joe Porter Bass, Electric Bass
Wayne Beardwood Alto Saxophone
Brian Scanlon Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Tom Dietz Flute, Alto Saxophone
Jason Smith Trombone
Jim Derrick Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Glenn "Gigga" Bush Drums, Latin Percussion
Mark Gould Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Paul Simon Composer
Miles Davis Composer
Maynard Ferguson Composer
Herbie Hancock Composer
Bill Holman Arranger
Frank Mantooth Arranger
Joe Zawinul Composer
John Coltrane Composer
Alan Downey Arranger, Composer
Don Sebesky Arranger, Composer
Tom Garling Arranger
Christian Jacob Arranger, Composer
Jim Morris Engineer
Tom Morris Engineer
Cole Porter Composer
Wayne Beardwood Arranger
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Keith Mansfield Arranger
Tim Hubbard Cover Photo
John Klenner Composer
Scott Howard Graphic Design, Art Direction
Dan McMillion Producer, Liner Notes
Bob Lowden Arranger
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