Instant Groove

Instant Groove

by Bobby Lewis
     
 
The music on this collection headed by trumpeter Bobby Lewis spans a seven-year period, with the personnel constantly changing. While most of the performances fit into hard bop with a few numbers being Latin jazz pieces, there are some colorful departures. "The Shining Sea" is a ballad featuring the duet of Lewis' warm horn and Jim Ryan's

Overview

The music on this collection headed by trumpeter Bobby Lewis spans a seven-year period, with the personnel constantly changing. While most of the performances fit into hard bop with a few numbers being Latin jazz pieces, there are some colorful departures. "The Shining Sea" is a ballad featuring the duet of Lewis' warm horn and Jim Ryan's synthesized strings. An atmospheric "Dreamsville" has Lewis overdubbing on four flügelhorns and a trumpet while Burl Lane is heard on four bassoons and tenor. And Jelly Roll Morton's "Grandpa's Spells" features the leader on both cornet and alto trumpet while joined by tuba and drums for a version that fits the New Orleans style well. In addition to those departures, the remainder of the program is of consistently high quality, with fine solos throughout by Lewis, Pat Mallinger on alto and tenor, guitarist Curtis Robinson, and keyboardist Jim Ryan. Overall, Instant Groove is an excellent introduction to the recordings of the talented Chicago trumpeter Bobby Lewis.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/02/2010
Label:
Emphasis
UPC:
0700797012124
catalogNumber:
701212
Rank:
205388

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Lewis   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Cornet,Flugelhorn
Rob Amster   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Bobby Lewis   Trumpet,Cornet,Flugelhorn
Daniel Perantoni   Tuba
Alejo Poveda   Percussion
Curtis Robinson   Guitar
Jim Ryan   Synthesizer,Piano
Jeff Stitely   Drums
Burl Lane   Bassoon,Tenor Saxophone
Robert Kassinger   Acoustic Bass
Jim "Shaft" Ryan   Synthesizer,Piano
Thomas Kini   Electric Bass
Pat Mallinger   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Thomas Kini   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Composer
Gerry Mulligan   Composer
Wayne Shorter   Composer
Walter Booker   Composer
Rob Amster   Composer
Clare Fischer   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Composer
Joanie Pallatto   Engineer
Bobby Lewis   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Creative Producer
Hillary Bryan   Media Consultant,Promotions Director
Rick Tuttle   Logo
Todd A. Carter   Engineer
Pat Mallinger   Composer
Trudy L. Schwartz   Cover Art
Pete "Petey" Jacobs   Computer Editing

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