Here's That Swing Thing

Here's That Swing Thing

by Pat Longo & His Super Big Band
     
 

This session has the best of all worlds going for it, charts put together by some of the most outstanding arrangers in the business played by a well-rehearsed, disciplined big band. Disciplined, but not so as to sound uptight. There's enough looseness to put the playing of this group into the creative tension category. Some of the chart-makers whose work leader and… See more details below

Overview

This session has the best of all worlds going for it, charts put together by some of the most outstanding arrangers in the business played by a well-rehearsed, disciplined big band. Disciplined, but not so as to sound uptight. There's enough looseness to put the playing of this group into the creative tension category. Some of the chart-makers whose work leader and alto sax player Pat Longo has selected for the play list include Billy May, Gordon Brisker, Sammy Nestico, and Bill Byers, all in-demand creative arrangers. There is a revolving set of top-flight players available for duty. That's good, but what's not so good is that the soloists are not identified for each of the tracks. It's a shame not to be credited for outstanding work such as the guitar on "Longo's Boogie" or the vibes that back Frank Sinatra, Jr. on "Midnight Sun." Sinatra appears on five cuts swinging on such tunes as a Billy May arrangement of "Great Times." There are many versions of "Sweet Georgia Brown," but a more cleverly arranged one than Sammy Nestico's will be hard to come by. Even though some of these tracks have been taken from earlier releases, especially Billy May for President issued by Town Hall in 1983, this CD has been enhanced with the addition of other material to make it a top-of-the-mark big band swing album. Recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/22/1994
Label:
Usa Music Group
UPC:
0022495071525
catalogNumber:
715

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pat Longo & His Super Big Band   Primary Artist
Pat Longo   Indexed Contributor,Leader,Alto Saxophone
Lincoln Mayorga   Piano
Buddy Childers   Trumpet
Pete Christlieb   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Bill Perkins   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Nat Pierce   Piano
Kim Richmond   Flute,Piccolo,Alto Saxophone
Paul Humphrey   Drums
Gordon Brisker   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Tony Rizzi   Guitar
Bill Yeager   Trombone
John Chiodini   Guitar
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Ron Barrows   Trumpet
Nick Ceroli   Drums
Art Dragon   Trombone
Bob Efford   Clarinet,Flute,Oboe,Tenor Saxophone
Dana Hughes   Trombone
Lew McCreary   Trombone
Larry McGuire   Trumpet
John Mitchell J.   Baritone Saxophone
Lon Norman   Trombone
Bob Payne   Trombone
Ray Reed   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Rex Robinson   Bass,Electric Bass
Greg Smith   Clarinet,Flute,Baritone Saxophone
Greg "Frosty" Smith   Clarinet,Flute,Baritone Saxophone
Frank Szabo   Trumpet
John Thomas   Trumpet
Tommy Todd   Piano
Gary Tole   Trombone
Mel Wanzo   Trombone
Dave Wells   Trombone
Dave Edwards   Flute,Piccolo,Alto Saxophone
Dave Stone   Bass
Jack Trott   Trumpet
Bill Armstrong   Trumpet
Frank Sinatra   Vocals
Jerry Lestock McKenzie   Drums
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Mel Kunkle   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Mike Anthony   Guitar
Jim Germann   Bass,Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Alto Clarinet
John Mitchell   Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Lincoln Mayorga   Arranger,Producer
Billy May   Arranger
Gordon Brisker   Arranger
Tom Kubis   Arranger
Pat Longo   Executive Producer
Billy Byers   Arranger
Hugh Davies   Engineer
Mark Fisher   Composer
Joe Goodwin   Composer
Sammy Nestico   Arranger
Lon Norman   Arranger
Bill Wagner   Producer
Bill Armstrong   Arranger
Bill May   Arranger
Larry Shay   Composer
Eduardo DeCapua   Composer
Gary Urwin   Arranger
Hugh Davies   Engineer
Bill Wagner   Producer

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