Live in '95

Live in '95

by Howard Alden
     
 

With guitarist Howard Alden and trombonist Dan Barrett leading a quintet -- any quintet -- the results are bound to be entrancing. The twin leaders are joined by saxophonist Chuck Wilson, bassist Frank Tate, and drummer Jackie Williams on Live in '95, and the results meetSee more details below

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With guitarist Howard Alden and trombonist Dan Barrett leading a quintet -- any quintet -- the results are bound to be entrancing. The twin leaders are joined by saxophonist Chuck Wilson, bassist Frank Tate, and drummer Jackie Williams on Live in '95, and the results meet all expectations. The package has also been sweetened by the guest appearance of singer Terrie Richards on several cuts. As the Alden-Barrett fan might expect, the album is loaded with standards, but the set is never overly predictable or familiar. One of the best-known cuts, the Ira and George Gershwin's "Fascinating Rhythm," receives an incredible nine-minute workout, while Richards' take on "Jeepers Creepers" removes the song from novelty status. Alden and Barrett also bring in oddities like Johnny St. Cyr's "Oriental Strut" and the less-than-traditional "Ask Me Now" by Thelonious Monk. As one might guess, long versions of "When Lights Are Low" and "Savoy Blues" leave lots of room for great solo work. Alden's guitar is forever tasteful, while Barrett's trombone adds a vintage flavor to the proceedings. Richards' light-toned vocals add a bit of variety, with a swinging take on "It's Now or Never" and a gentle rendition of "Skylark." Live in '95 is simply great mainstream jazz that will please fans of all the players involved.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/02/2004
Label:
Arbors Records
UPC:
0780941128024
catalogNumber:
19280

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Howard Alden   Primary Artist,Guitar
Dan Barrett   Trombone
Frank Tate   Bass
Jackie Williams   Drums
Chuck Wilson   Clarinet,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Terrie Richards Alden   Vocals
Terrie Richards   Vocals

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Howard Alden   Producer,Audio Production
Kid Ory   Composer
Flip Phillips   Composer
Johnny St. Cyr   Composer
Benny Carter   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Wally Gold   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Aaron Schroeder   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Earle Warren   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Zan Stewart   Liner Notes
Gary Baldassari   Engineer
Buster Harding   Composer
Mat Domber   Executive Producer
Rachel Domber   Executive Producer
H.J. Lengsfelder   Composer
Luke Melton   Cover Design
Nancy Miller Elliot   Cover Photo

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