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Leap Frog
     

Leap Frog

by Texas Christian University Jazz Ensemble
 
Many college bands around today sound quite professional in their ensembles, although their soloists tend to be erratic and justifiably immature since they are relative youngsters. While the soloists are much better than usual on this two-CD set, Leap Frog is a typical outing by a college orchestra. Actually several bands are represented since the big band's

Overview

Many college bands around today sound quite professional in their ensembles, although their soloists tend to be erratic and justifiably immature since they are relative youngsters. While the soloists are much better than usual on this two-CD set, Leap Frog is a typical outing by a college orchestra. Actually several bands are represented since the big band's performances are taken from a two-year period (so the personnel changes along the way) and there are two songs apiece from combos led by trumpeter Micah Bell, pianist Pablo Benavides and trumpeter Cameron Summers. In addition, trumpeter Wayne Bergeron has two features while tenor saxophonist Tony Campise plays and sings on "Who Can I Turn To" and tenor saxophonist Rene Ouza is showcased on "Southern Exposure." The music is primarily straight-ahead jazz, ranging from "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Joy Spring" to a well-played version of "Malaguena," Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite" and a few originals. Nothing all that startling occurs but the participants should be proud of their contributions, particularly director Curt Wilson. Fans of stage bands and college orchestras will definitely enjoy this generous sampling from Texas Christian University.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/13/2007
Label:
Sea Breeze Vista
UPC:
0017231457527
catalogNumber:
4575

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Texas Christian University Jazz Ensemble   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Tony Campise   Alto Saxophone,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Chris Byars   Bass Trombone,Group Member
John Valentino   Piano,Trombone,Lead,Group Member
Justin Hobart Brown   Bass,Group Member
John Valentine   Trombone
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet,Guest Appearance
Justin Brown   Bass
Jennifer Beavers   Trombone,Group Member
Jeff Dazey   Piano,Tenor Saxophone,Group Member
Eric Navratil   Drums,Group Member
Scott Sunde   Trombone,Group Member
Micah Bell Combo   Track Performer
Pablo Benavides Latin Jazz Combo   Piano,Track Performer
Micah Bell   Piano,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Vocals,Soloist,Lead,Group Member
Cameron Summers Combo   Piano,Trumpet,Track Performer
Kevin Carfa   Trombone,Group Member
Nathan Madsen   Piano,Alto Saxophone
Pablo Benavides   Piano,Group Member
Tom Burchill   Guitar,Group Member
Rachael Chilton   Mellophonium
Jameson Cockerell   Guitar,Soloist,Group Member
Sean Dacy   Mellophonium
Leah Edmondson   Vocals
Colby Faulder   Trombone,Lead,Group Member
Tyler Ferguson   Bass Trombone
Andrew Fowler   Trumpet,Group Member
Patrice Franch   Trombone,Group Member
Daniel Hardaway   Piano,Trumpet,Group Member
Denton Hunker   Drums

Technical Credits

Ernesto Lecuona   Composer
Harry Edison   Composer
Bob Florence   Arranger,Composer
Gordon Goodwin   Arranger,Composer
Bill Holman   Arranger
Jeff Jarvis   Arranger
Frank Mantooth   Arranger
Fats Waller   Composer
Gene Roland   Arranger
Tom Kubis   Arranger,Composer
Jerry Bock   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Frank Comstock   Arranger
Don Elam   Arranger
Clare Fischer   Composer
Joe Garland   Arranger,Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Hank Levy   Arranger,Composer
Bill Liston   Arranger
Marty Paich   Arranger
Bernard Miller   Composer
Sammy Nestico   Arranger,Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Mongo Santamaría   Composer
George Stone   Arranger,Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Curt Wilson   Director,Liner Notes
Dave Metzger   Composer
Bobby R. Francis   Director
Micah Bell   Arranger
Cameron Summers Combo   Composer
Don Dimick   Arranger

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