Music of Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Arranger Bob Curnow transcribed a dozen compositions by Pat Metheny and/or Lyle Mays originally recorded by the Pat Metheny Group and adapted them for his Stan Kenton-influenced big band. The instrumentation differs drastically from Metheny's quartet and some of the pieces were originally very electric, but somehow these new renditions make the songs sound as if they were originally designed for this orchestra. The 20-piece big band is full of some of the cream of L.A.'s jazz scene and includes such soloists as trombonists Andy Martin and Rick Culver; saxophonists Bob Sheppard, Rob Lockart, and Danny House; pianist Bill Cunliffe; and a mighty trumpet section. This is an ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Arranger Bob Curnow transcribed a dozen compositions by Pat Metheny and/or Lyle Mays originally recorded by the Pat Metheny Group and adapted them for his Stan Kenton-influenced big band. The instrumentation differs drastically from Metheny's quartet and some of the pieces were originally very electric, but somehow these new renditions make the songs sound as if they were originally designed for this orchestra. The 20-piece big band is full of some of the cream of L.A.'s jazz scene and includes such soloists as trombonists Andy Martin and Rick Culver; saxophonists Bob Sheppard, Rob Lockart, and Danny House; pianist Bill Cunliffe; and a mighty trumpet section. This is an unusual concept that somehow works perfectly and with surprising logic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/31/1995
  • Label: Mama Records
  • UPC: 734956100926
  • Catalog Number: 1009
  • Sales rank: 45,399

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bob Curnow Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Conductor
Buddy Childers Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Bob Sheppard Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Soloist
Bobby Shew Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Soloist
Rick Culver Trombone, Soloist
Bill Cunliffe Piano, Soloist
Steve Houghton Drums, Soloist
Danny House Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soloist
Dana Hughes Bass Trombone
Brian Kilgore Percussion, Soloist
Rob Lockart Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Andy Martin Trombone, Soloist
Tom Peterson Clarinet, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, Soloist
Jerry Pinter Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Don Rader Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Soloist
Ron Stout Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Soloist
Paul Viapiano Guitar, Soloist
Tom Warrington Bass
Wayne Bergeron Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Soloist
Chuck Hughes Trombone, Soloist
Alex Iles Trombone
Technical Credits
Bob Curnow Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes
Gene Czerwinski Executive Producer
Douglas Evans Engineer, Executive Producer
Dan Hersch Mastering
Lyle Mays Composer
Bob Blumenthal Liner Notes, Author
Amy Dakos Cover Illustration
Connie Czerwinski Executive Producer
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