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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
A young big band conductor. A rarity to be sure, but not necessarily an oxymoron. Chris Walden proves that in this album, a surprisingly versatile primer of the big band. Walden can use traditional techniques, with a soloist over the top of a soft backing of horns, as you'll hear in the Christopher Cross-penned "Rainy Day in Vancouver," as well as his own Film Noir series. He can invoke the spirit of Tadd Dameron's bop big bands, which you'll get glimpses of in "Cherokee." He can cover old Jimmy Van Heusen classics and film scores with ease, adapt the intricacy of four to a large ensemble, and even force the old Star Wars pieces to fit into a classic-'60s big band sound....
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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
A young big band conductor. A rarity to be sure, but not necessarily an oxymoron. Chris Walden proves that in this album, a surprisingly versatile primer of the big band. Walden can use traditional techniques, with a soloist over the top of a soft backing of horns, as you'll hear in the Christopher Cross-penned "Rainy Day in Vancouver," as well as his own Film Noir series. He can invoke the spirit of Tadd Dameron's bop big bands, which you'll get glimpses of in "Cherokee." He can cover old Jimmy Van Heusen classics and film scores with ease, adapt the intricacy of four to a large ensemble, and even force the old Star Wars pieces to fit into a classic-'60s big band sound. The playing on the part of the band is spotless and finessed. They can slink and smash equally well, and support and solo in turn. There's a quiet big band renaissance movement afoot, and Walden, while not necessarily standing at the forefront to force it upon the listener, very ably shows off what a big band can do, and how well it can be done.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/2005
  • Label: Origin Records
  • UPC: 805558243929
  • Catalog Number: 82439

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chris Walden Primary Artist, Conductor, Flugelhorn, Soloist
Christopher Cross Guitar
Pete Christlieb Saxophone, Soloist
Peter Erskine Drums, Soloist
Bob Sheppard Saxophone, Soloist
Bobby Shew Trumpet, Soloist
Frank Marocco Accordion, Soloist
Richard Bullock Trombone
Bryant Byers Trombone
Dave Carpenter Bass, Double Bass
Jeff Driskill Saxophone, Soloist
Brandon Fields Saxophone, Soloist
Mitch Holder Guitar, Soloist
Roger Ingram Trumpet
Ron King Trumpet, Soloist
Rob Lockart Saxophone, Soloist
Rob Lockhart Saxophone
Bob McChesney Trombone, Soloist
Bruce Otto Trombone
Tony Pia Drums, Soloist
Carl Saunders Trumpet
Alan Steinberger Piano, Soloist
Arturo Velasco Trombone
Brian Scanlon Saxophone, Soloist
Wayne Bergeron Trumpet
Tierney Sutton Vocals, Soloist
Kevin Richardson Trumpet
Kyle Palmer Trumpet
Alex Iles Trombone, Soloist
Tom Petersen Saxophone
Jacques Voyemant Trombone
Rick Keller Saxophone
M.B. Gordy Percussion
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Astor Piazzolla Composer
Christopher Cross Composer, Author
Alan Broadbent String Arrangements, Adaptation
Jeremy Lubbock Author, String Arrangements, Adaptation
Oliver Nelson Composer
Ray Noble Composer
John Williams [composer] Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
John Clayton Author
Dave Grusin Composer, Author
Ira Gershwin Composer
Charlie Haden Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Lyle Mays Composer
Al Schmitt Engineer
James Van Heusen Composer
Robert Vosgien Mastering
Peter Wagner Composer
Chris Walden Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Executive Producer, drum programming, Audio Production
John "Buddy" Williams Liner Notes
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