Live at Blues Alley

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
The Taylor/Fidyk Big Band's second CD, taken from a performance at Blues Alley, captures the band on a peak evening, fueled by Mark Taylor's potent arrangements and instrumentalists who can build upon his charts without needless showboating. Taylor's originals include "Full Count" which is a modern update on the old-fashioned tenor battle, the cool "Bradley's Bop House" and "The Gorillaman Blues," and the swinging "Full Count," which one could easily imagine being a part of Count Basie's repertoire had it been available to him. Taylor also brings fresh approaches to familiar works. He slowly builds the intensity in "Maiden Voyage," showcasing trombonist Jim McFalls to good ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
The Taylor/Fidyk Big Band's second CD, taken from a performance at Blues Alley, captures the band on a peak evening, fueled by Mark Taylor's potent arrangements and instrumentalists who can build upon his charts without needless showboating. Taylor's originals include "Full Count" which is a modern update on the old-fashioned tenor battle, the cool "Bradley's Bop House" and "The Gorillaman Blues," and the swinging "Full Count," which one could easily imagine being a part of Count Basie's repertoire had it been available to him. Taylor also brings fresh approaches to familiar works. He slowly builds the intensity in "Maiden Voyage," showcasing trombonist Jim McFalls to good effect, while he resists the usual racehorse tempo utilized by bands playing the bop favorite "Anthropology." Co-leader and drummer Steve Fidyk arranged one tune and it is a marvelous first effort, an extended workout of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/19/2006
  • Label: Oa2
  • UPC: 805552202724
  • Catalog Number: 22027
  • Sales rank: 242,255

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blues Alley Intro (0:07)
  2. 2 Full Count (6:32)
  3. 3 Maiden Voyage (5:23)
  4. 4 Bradley's Bop House (5:31)
  5. 5 My One and Only Love (4:58)
  6. 6 When Johnny Comes Marching Home (10:01)
  7. 7 What'll I Do (5:27)
  8. 8 Anthropology (5:29)
  9. 9 Brush Taps (4:10)
  10. 10 My Cherie Amor (4:43)
  11. 11 The Gorillaman Blues (7:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Taylor/Fidyk Big Band Primary Artist
Craig Fraedrich Trumpet, Soloist
Graham Breedlove Trumpet, Soloist
Jay Gibble Trombone
Brian MacDonald Trumpet
Jeff Cortazzo Bass Trombone
Steve Fidyk Drums, Soloist
Scott Silbert Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Soloist
Tony Nalker Piano, Soloist
Liesl Whitaker Trumpet
Joseph Henson Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Antonio Orta Saxophone
Jim McFalls Trombone, Soloist
Tedd Baker Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Herbie Hancock Composer
John La Barbera Author
Mark Taylor Composer, Audio Production
Stevie Wonder Composer
Steve Fidyk Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
Robert Mellin Composer
Mark Taylor Arranger, Producer
Bob Dawson Producer, Mastering, Audio Production
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