Live on the Road

Live on the Road

by Mike Vax
     
 
In 2001, trumpeter Mike Vax organized a road tour for a big band mostly comprised of Stan Kenton alumni. Some of the selections released on this album (taken from various live concerts from the tour) are straight from the Kenton book, but others are adaptations or more recent originals, and the solos in all cases are spontaneous rather than taken off records. With

Overview

In 2001, trumpeter Mike Vax organized a road tour for a big band mostly comprised of Stan Kenton alumni. Some of the selections released on this album (taken from various live concerts from the tour) are straight from the Kenton book, but others are adaptations or more recent originals, and the solos in all cases are spontaneous rather than taken off records. With such fine players as trumpeter Steve Huffsteter, altoist Kim Richmond, pianist Liz Sesler-Beckman, baritonist Bruce Johnstone, altoist Kim Richmond, and Vax being among the many soloists, the band swings such numbers as "Speak Low," Bill Holman's famous arrangement of "Stompin' at the Savoy," "Theme and Variations," "MacArthur Park," and "Eager Beaver." Johnstone, Huffsteter, and especially Richmond contribute arrangements very much in the Kenton style to this worthy project.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/04/2003
Label:
Summit(Classical)
UPC:
0099402356921
catalogNumber:
356
Rank:
314540

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mike Vax   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Kim Richmond   Tuba,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Sax (Sopranino)
Gary Hobbs   Drums
Steve Campos   Trumpet,Muted Trumpet
Dale Devoe   Trombone
Pete Gallio   Tenor Saxophone
John Harner   Trumpet
Bruce Johnstone   Baritone Saxophone
Joel Kaye   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Bob Keller   Tenor Saxophone,Tenor (Vocal)
Dennis Noday   Trumpet
Kenny Shroyer   Trombone
Mike Suter   Trombone,Tuba,Voices
Roy Wiegand   Trombone
Jim Widner   Bass
Steve Huffsteter   Trumpet
John Akal   Percussion,Conga,Latin Percussion,Yells
Curtis Fox   Trombone
Liz Sesler-Beckman   Piano
John Harner   Trumpet
John Akal   Conga

Technical Credits

Kurt Weill   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Bill Holman   Arranger,Composer
Stan Kenton   Composer
Michel Petrucciani   Composer
Kim Richmond   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes
Matt Dennis   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Chick Webb   Composer
Johnny Richards   Arranger,Composer
Jimmy Webb   Composer
Mike Vax   Producer,Liner Notes
Ogden Nash   Composer
Dee Barton   Arranger
Johnny Burke   Composer
Bruce Johnstone   Arranger,Composer
Joel Kaye   Arranger,Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Dave Wolpe   Arranger
Steve Huffsteter   Arranger,Composer
Victor Schertzinger   Composer
Burke   Composer
Harold   Composer
Dennis   Composer
Wheeler   Composer
Carmichael   Composer
J. Webb   Composer

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