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Lickety Split: The Music of Jim McNeely
     

Lickety Split: The Music of Jim McNeely

by The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
 
The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra is the successor to the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra (which began rehearsing in the Village Vanguard in 1966 and was led by Lewis after Jones' departure until the drummer's death in 1990); at the time of this recording pianist

Overview

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra is the successor to the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra (which began rehearsing in the Village Vanguard in 1966 and was led by Lewis after Jones' departure until the drummer's death in 1990); at the time of this recording pianist Jim McNeely (a veteran of the Jones-Lewis band) had been appointed composer-in-residence and also returned to play piano. McNeely's demanding charts keep the band's members on edge with the tricky changes of his "Extra Credit"; even more intricate is his very wild but thoroughly enjoyable "Absolution." The leader's playful tribute to Jones, "Thad," showcases his own formidable chops, as well as those of trombonist John Mosca and trumpet player Scott Wendholt; there's also one dedicated to Lewis, "Mel," which even incorporates a bebop phrase that the late drummer always played at the end of each set. The only standard of the date is a haunting arrangement of "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," which McNeely drastically reharmonizes and features alto saxophonist Dick Oatts as its only soloist. This challenging music is well worth exploring.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/18/1997
Label:
New World Records
UPC:
0093228053422
catalogNumber:
80534

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra   Primary Artist
Jim McNeely   Piano,Leader
Dennis Irwin   Bass
Ralph Lalama   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Gary Smulyan   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Glenn Drewes   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Earl Gardner   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Earl McIntyre   Bass Trombone
John Mosca   Trombone
Joe Mosello   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Ed Neumeister   Trombone
Dick Oatts   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Douglas Purviance   Trombone,Bass Trombone
John Riley   Drums
Scott Wendholt   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Rich Perry   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Billy Drewes   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone

Technical Credits

Jim McNeely   Arranger,Composer
Stuart J. Allyn   Engineer

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