Night & Day

Night & Day

by Pete Petersen & The Collection Jazz Orchestra
     
 

Night & Day celebrates the return of Peter Petersen's dynamic Collection Jazz Orchestra to the recording studio after a seven-year hiatus. This is far too long an absence for this aggregation, one of the leading champions of big-band music today. This session is a sophisticated, swinging affair by a regular big-band ensemble augmented by French horns. The album…  See more details below

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Night & Day celebrates the return of Peter Petersen's dynamic Collection Jazz Orchestra to the recording studio after a seven-year hiatus. This is far too long an absence for this aggregation, one of the leading champions of big-band music today. This session is a sophisticated, swinging affair by a regular big-band ensemble augmented by French horns. The album consists of 11 standards and originals, and features arrangements by composer/pianist Dave Zoller, the inestimable Sammy Nestico, Mike Abene, and John Oddo, among others. The kickoff tune, the classic Sir Charles Thompson/Illinois Jacquet-composed "Robbins Nest," sets the musical table for the many tasty musical morsels that follow. The title tune, "Night and Day," is a fresh, rousing rendition of Cole Porter's masterpiece. Scott Whitfield's arrangement of "The More I See You" takes on a modernistic hue and features a lengthy, intricate solo by guitarist Chris DeRose. "Dr. Bob" is one of Zoller's more inventive compositions and is enhanced by a Chris Seiter trombone solo. Things get a bit syncopated on a unique arrangement of "East of the Sun," with Randy Lee (on both alto and flute) and Zoller taking on the solo chores; Zoller recalls "Holiday for Strings" during one of his solos on this almost eight-minute exploration of the Brooks Bowman tune. The sax section takes center stage on "Round Midnight," gliding in and out with the ubiquitous Lee. Whitfield's "Check It Out" is a vehicle for solos by several members of the band, but it's Jeff Bair's boppish tenor that takes honors on this one. Petersen allots himself some solo space on a poignant offering of "My Romance," where he's joined by Jack Evans' high-powered trumpet. The blues are acknowledged on "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You," with John Adams going back and forth with Zoller's tinkling piano. The arrangements not only set off the fine solos throughout, but the high-caliber ensemble work as well, a characteristic of earlier recordings of Petersen's group. Hopefully, we won't have to wait another seven years for another album from this fine group.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/12/1996
Label:
Chase Music
UPC:
0028568804625
catalogNumber:
8046

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Performance Credits

Pete Petersen & The Collection Jazz Orchestra   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Pete Petersen   Indexed Contributor,Primary Artist,Bass Clarinet,Leader,Baritone Saxophone
Randy Lee   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Keith Adkins   Trombone
Jeff Bair   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Pete Brewer   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Bill Collins   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jack Evans   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Tom Frye   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Tim Ishii   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Sterling Procter   French Horn
Jay Saunders   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Chris Seiter   Trombone
Larry Spencer   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Eric Swanson   Tuba,Bass Trombone
Dave Zoller   Piano
Will Campbell   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Chris Dulin   French Horn
Keith Jourdan   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Chuck Mandernach   Bass Trombone
Mike Morrow   French Horn
Dave Butler   Trombone
John Adams   Bass
Mike Drake   Drums
Terry Reynolds   French Horn

Technical Credits

Pete Petersen   Producer
Scott Whitfield   Arranger
Billy Rogers   Arranger
Michael Abene   Arranger
Sammy Nestico   Arranger
John Oddo   Arranger
Phil Sheridan   Engineer
Rick Stitzel   Arranger,Musical Director
Dave Zoller   Arranger
Candice Swanson   Art Direction

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