Monterey Moods

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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Gerald Wilson has been a fixture at the Monterey Jazz Festival in California since its inception, and has been commissioned to write works for that festival. On Monterey Moods, he presents a seven-part suite featuring different elements of jazz, all in modern big-band style, based on three notes signifying the evenly paced word "Mon-ter-ey." Each segment sings and swings in its own way, yet has similar characteristics, much as a cohesive fashion collection might. Wilson, at 89 years young, has recruited a New York-based all-star band, not one from his resident southern California, for this endeavor. All are heavyweights, and are given liberal solo space after the ...
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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Gerald Wilson has been a fixture at the Monterey Jazz Festival in California since its inception, and has been commissioned to write works for that festival. On Monterey Moods, he presents a seven-part suite featuring different elements of jazz, all in modern big-band style, based on three notes signifying the evenly paced word "Mon-ter-ey." Each segment sings and swings in its own way, yet has similar characteristics, much as a cohesive fashion collection might. Wilson, at 89 years young, has recruited a New York-based all-star band, not one from his resident southern California, for this endeavor. All are heavyweights, and are given liberal solo space after the sparse head arrangements. The music is for the most part punchy, vital, and alive with the spirit of the breezy, ocean-splashed, spacious West Coast. Hubert Laws is the most prominent soloist, as the distinctive flute master weaves his magic throughout. A quick-witted hard-bop "Allegro" starts the proceedings, followed by "Jazz Swing Waltz" with a lengthy piano intro from Renee Rosnes in prelude for three flutes fronting the call-and-response horns, a complex chart, and a total of six soloists. The next four pieces, a suite within a suite, cement the quite similar three-note phrase in easy late-night calypso with Afro-Cuban seven soloists!, blues another five, and solo bass modes, with the seventh-part finale a no-solo clipped coda epilogue. Wilson's writing is no less than remarkable and as good as it gets, especially considering his age. The remainder of the program is a feature for son/guitarist Anthony Wilson for the very slow tender ballad standard "I Concentrate on You" and "The Mini Waltz," another showcase for the brilliant, bright, and quick flute of the ever-present Laws. This session is quite comparable to Wilson's Grammy-nominated Theme for Monterey, and quite accurately reflective of the ambience there. It's easy to hear Wilson at the peak of his very formidable powers, and this recording is highly recommended for those who enjoy the modern mainstream big-band sound of now.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/2007
  • Label: Mack Avenue
  • UPC: 673203103924
  • Catalog Number: 1039
  • Sales rank: 333,587

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Monterey Moods Suite: Allegro - Gerald Wilson Orchestra (6:12)
  2. 2 Monterey Moods Suite: Jazz Swing Waltz - Gerald Wilson Orchestra (9:09)
  3. 3 Monterey Moods Suite: Ballad - Gerald Wilson Orchestra (7:09)
  4. 4 Monterey Moods Suite: Latin Swing - Gerald Wilson Orchestra (11:36)
  5. 5 Monterey Moods Suite: Blues - Gerald Wilson Orchestra (10:00)
  6. 6 Monterey Moods Suite: Bass Solo - Gerald Wilson Orchestra (2:27)
  7. 7 Monterey Moods Suite: Hard Swing - Gerald Wilson Orchestra (1:40)
  8. 8 I Concentrate on You - Gerald Wilson Orchestra (6:00)
  9. 9 The Mini Waltz - Gerald Wilson Orchestra (5:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gerald Wilson Primary Artist
Ronnie Cuber Baritone Saxophone, Soloist, Group Member
Jon Faddis Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Soloist, Group Member
Antonio Hart Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Soloist, Group Member
Hubert Laws Flute, Soloist, Guest Appearance
Jimmy Owens Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Soloist, Group Member
Renee Rosnes Piano
Luis Bonilla Trombone, Group Member
Steve Wilson Alto Saxophone
Lewis Nash Drums, Group Member
Jay Ashby Trombone, Group Member
Ron Blake Tenor Saxophone
Todd Coolman Bass, Bass Guitar, Soloist, Group Member
Douglas Purviance Trombone, Group Member
Terell Stafford Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Soloist, Group Member
Peter Washington Bass, Bass Guitar, Soloist, Group Member
Frank Greene Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Group Member
Anthony Wilson Guitar, Soloist, Group Member
Sean Jones Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Soloist, Group Member
Kamasi Washington Tenor Saxophone, Soloist, Group Member
Dennis Wilson Quintet Trombone, Soloist, Group Member
Dennis Wilson Trombone
Technical Credits
Jon Faddis Author
Hubert Laws Author
Gerald Wilson Arranger, Composer
Kenny Burrell Author
Cole Porter Composer
Al Pryor Producer, Audio Production
Todd Whitelock Engineer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Scott Yanow Liner Notes
Tim "T-Bone" Jackson Author
Will Wakefield Audio Production
Curtis McElhinney Cover Photo
Eric Otis Score Copyist
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