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My American Songbook, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Saxophonist Nelson Rangell delivers an instrumental pop tribute to America with My American Songbook, Vol. 1. Mixing original compositions, standards, and traditional songs, Rangell has crafted a heartfelt and sunny album. Tracks such as Leonard Bernstein's "America" and "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" utilize synthesized strings for an orchestral touch. Similarly, tracks such as "Freda" and "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" mix synthesized sounds with various organic percussion instruments to create a pleasing pastiche that is both organic and studio-slick. Rangell, who plays many instruments here including flute, is an adept melodicist and his takes on such standards ...
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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Saxophonist Nelson Rangell delivers an instrumental pop tribute to America with My American Songbook, Vol. 1. Mixing original compositions, standards, and traditional songs, Rangell has crafted a heartfelt and sunny album. Tracks such as Leonard Bernstein's "America" and "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" utilize synthesized strings for an orchestral touch. Similarly, tracks such as "Freda" and "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" mix synthesized sounds with various organic percussion instruments to create a pleasing pastiche that is both organic and studio-slick. Rangell, who plays many instruments here including flute, is an adept melodicist and his takes on such standards as "Cherokee'" and "Billy Boy," while not straight-ahead jazz, do swing in a contemporary fashion.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/8/2005
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923968320
  • Catalog Number: 9683
  • Sales rank: 21,801

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nelson Rangell Primary Artist, Flute, Piccolo, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Human Whistle, Kalimba, Hand Clapping
Jimmy Haslip Bass
Michael Barry Drums
Russell Ferrante Piano
Kip Kuepper Bass, Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Chuck Loeb Acoustic Guitar
Mike Marlier Drums
Brian Monroney Guitar
Peter Olstad Trumpet
Michael Shapiro Drums
Mark Simon Bass
Christian Teele Percussion, Drums
Chip Stephens Piano
Eduardo "Bijoux" Barbosa Bass
Anne Beer Violin
Darren Kramer Trombone
Alex Nekrasov Percussion, Cymbals, Keyboards, Vocals, Hand Clapping
Darrien Kramer Trombone
Alex Nekrasov Keyboards, Vocals
Anne Beer Violin
Technical Credits
Leonard Bernstein Composer
James Taylor Composer
Maurice White Composer
Vince Guaraldi Composer
David Mann Composer
Nelson Rangell Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Audio Production
Ray Noble Composer
Russell Ferrante Engineer
Hampton Hawes Composer
Bob Hilliard Composer
Kip Kuepper Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Chuck Loeb Engineer
Charles Stepney Composer
Christian Teele Engineer
Verdine White Composer
David Wilkes Executive Producer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Rich Breen Engineer
Bill Douglass Engineer
Dave Glasser Mastering
Traditional Composer
Alex Nekrasov Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Alex Nekrasov Programming
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