Live at Donte's 1968

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
In 1968, trombonist Mike Barone had a rehearsal band comprised mostly of Los Angeles-based studio musicians who occasionally played for the fun of it at the legendary Donte's. The music on this CD was privately taped (the recording quality is excellent) and not released for the first time until 30 years later. Barone wrote most of the arrangements and the lineup of soloists includes altoist Med Flory (the future leader of Supersax); pianist Mike Wofford; trumpeter Steve Huffsteter; and the tenors of Bill Hood, Lou Ciotti, and (on "Juss Messin' Around") the young Tom Scott. The music is essentially swinging hard bop, even such unlikely material as "T" and "The Non-Viennese ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
In 1968, trombonist Mike Barone had a rehearsal band comprised mostly of Los Angeles-based studio musicians who occasionally played for the fun of it at the legendary Donte's. The music on this CD was privately taped (the recording quality is excellent) and not released for the first time until 30 years later. Barone wrote most of the arrangements and the lineup of soloists includes altoist Med Flory (the future leader of Supersax); pianist Mike Wofford; trumpeter Steve Huffsteter; and the tenors of Bill Hood, Lou Ciotti, and (on "Juss Messin' Around") the young Tom Scott. The music is essentially swinging hard bop, even such unlikely material as "T" and "The Non-Viennese Waltz Blues." This is a valuable piece of otherwise long-lost musical history that has fortunately been saved by the V.S.O.P. label.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/13/1998
  • Label: Vsop Records
  • UPC: 722937210320
  • Catalog Number: 103

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mike Barone Big Band Primary Artist
Buddy Childers Trumpet
Bill Perkins Alto Saxophone
Mike Wofford Piano
Med Flory Alto Saxophone
Gary Barone Trumpet
Mike Barone Trombone, Indexed Contributor
Louis Ciotti Tenor Saxophone
Vince Diaz Trombone
John Guerin Drums
Bill Hood Tenor Saxophone
Jim Hughart Bass
Charles Loper Trombone
Larry McGuire Trumpet
Peter Myers Trombone
Jack Nimitz Baritone Saxophone
James Trimble Trombone
Steve Huffsteter Trumpet
Ernie Tack Trombone
Technical Credits
Mike Barone Arranger, Liner Notes
Alan Bergman Liner Notes
Marilyn Bergman Liner Notes
Bill Hood Arranger
Joe Sidore Mastering
George Jerman Producer, Engineer
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