Music of the Twenties

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although the 11 songs on this CD with the exception of a very brief tribute to Miles Davis on "Summertime," which is the second half of a medley were written in the 1920s, the arrangements are very much in the style of Rob McConnell, who wrote all but one chart. The music is conservative yet swinging and unpredictable. "Lover Come Back to Me" is particularly eccentric with its many tempo and mood changes, but in reality none of these performances are run-of-the-mill or overly safe. Rob McConnell drew the group's personnel from his Boss Brass and each of the musicians has his chance to shine. In fact, all ten musicians get a spot on "Thou Swell" in addition to other ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although the 11 songs on this CD with the exception of a very brief tribute to Miles Davis on "Summertime," which is the second half of a medley were written in the 1920s, the arrangements are very much in the style of Rob McConnell, who wrote all but one chart. The music is conservative yet swinging and unpredictable. "Lover Come Back to Me" is particularly eccentric with its many tempo and mood changes, but in reality none of these performances are run-of-the-mill or overly safe. Rob McConnell drew the group's personnel from his Boss Brass and each of the musicians has his chance to shine. In fact, all ten musicians get a spot on "Thou Swell" in addition to other features. Since the tentet consists of some of the finest jazz players in Canada and the arrangements are inspiring, this is a highly recommended straight-ahead jazz set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2003
  • Label: Justin Time Records
  • UPC: 068944019625
  • Catalog Number: 196
  • Sales rank: 242,855

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rob McConnell Primary Artist, Trombone, Valve Trombone
Guido Basso Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Alex Dean Tenor Saxophone
Steve McDade Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Mike Murley Tenor Saxophone
Steve Wallace Bass
Dave Restivo Piano
Terry Promane Trombone
P.J. Perry Alto Saxophone
Terry Clarke Drums
Technical Credits
Paul James Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Victor Herbert Composer
Sigmund Romberg Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Rob McConnell Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Al Dubin Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Ormond Jobin Engineer
Cole Porter Composer
Rick Wilkins Arranger, Producer
Jim West Executive Producer
DuBose Heyward Composer
Kay Swift Composer
Clarence Gaskill Composer
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