Quotient

Quotient

by Vince DiMartino
     
 

The DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra is symbolic of the many high-quality first-class part-time big bands that exist across the United States. The big-band era may be over 60 years in the past as of this writing and economics make it impossible for all but a few ghost bands to regularly travel, but the music lives on virtually everywhere. It may not be '40s swing but… See more details below

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The DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra is symbolic of the many high-quality first-class part-time big bands that exist across the United States. The big-band era may be over 60 years in the past as of this writing and economics make it impossible for all but a few ghost bands to regularly travel, but the music lives on virtually everywhere. It may not be '40s swing but it certainly swings, particularly in the case of the DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra. Based in Kentucky, this 21-piece group has superior musicianship with each of the five trumpeters taking turns playing lead; all can hit high notes with apparent ease. While the co-leaders, trumpeter Vince DiMartino and Miles Osland (heard on soprano, alto, and flute) are the key soloists, there are also spots for tenors Gordon Towell and David Anderson, trombonists Brad Kerns, Jim Grubbs, and David Henderson, trumpeter Rick Cook, and pianist Raleigh Dailey. In addition, Angie Ortega takes vocals on Bob Mintzer's "TV Blues" and "I've Got A Crush on You." Many different arrangers are represented including Bill Holman ("Begin the Beguine"), Tom Kubis ("Speak Low"), Frank Mantooth ("Mean to Me") and the band's pianist Raleigh Dailey. The majority of the selections are standards (though there are some obscurities) but even the best-known selections have inventive charts that make the music swinging and jumping. Fans of modern swinging big bands will definitely enjoy this excellent effort, and they should thank the Sea Breeze label for documenting so many excellent jazz orchestras during the past 20 years.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/08/2008
Label:
Sea Breeze Records
UPC:
0017231214922

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Tracks

  1. Quotient  -  Dimartino/Osland Jazz Orch.
  2. Begin the Beguine  -  Dimartino/Osland Jazz Orch.
  3. Speak Low  -  Dimartino/Osland Jazz Orch.
  4. Blues in My Shoes  -  Dimartino/Osland Jazz Orch.
  5. Mean to Me  -  Dimartino/Osland Jazz Orch.
  6. A Sideward Glance  -  Dimartino/Osland Jazz Orch.
  7. TV Blues  -  Dimartino/Osland Jazz Orch.
  8. My Funny Valentine  -  Dimartino/Osland Jazz Orch.
  9. Anthropology  -  Dimartino/Osland Jazz Orch.
  10. Better Believe It  -  Dimartino/Osland Jazz Orch.
  11. Erica  -  Dimartino/Osland Jazz Orch.
  12. Late Shift Blues  -  Dimartino/Osland Jazz Orch.
  13. I've Got a Crush on You  -  Dimartino/Osland Jazz Orch.
  14. Easy Does It  -  Dimartino/Osland Jazz Orch.
  15. America  -  Dimartino/Osland Jazz Orch.

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vince DiMartino   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Soloist
Miles Osland   Flute,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Soloist
Rick Cook   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Soloist
Larry Nelson   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Lisa Osland   Clarinet,Flute,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Anders Åstrand   Percussion,Rhythm,Vibes
Raleigh Dailey   Piano,Rhythm,Soloist
Brad Kerns   Trombone,Soloist
Jimmy Grubbs   Trombone,Soloist
Jeanie Lee   Trombone
Gordon Towell   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
John Willmarth   Drums
Danny Cecil   Upright Bass

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Bill Holman   Arranger
Frank Mantooth   Arranger,Composer
Bob Mintzer   Composer
Artie Shaw   Composer
Peter Herbolzheimer   Composer
Tom Kubis   Arranger
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Miles Osland   Producer,Liner Notes,Mastering
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Vince DiMartino   Producer,Liner Notes,Mastering
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Samuel A. Ward   Composer
Mike Tomaro   Composer
David Slonaker   Composer
Alan Baylock   Composer
Katherine Lee Bates   Composer
Andy Weiner   Composer
Raleigh Dailey   Arranger
Sam Davis Johnson   Cover Art
Bobby Streng   Arranger
Rick Hirsch   Arranger

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