Slightly Off the Ground

Slightly Off the Ground

by Tom Kubis Big Band
     
 

Tom Kubis' first recording as a leader is quite impressive. His arranging chops were already in their prime, his big band uses similar personnel to the one in existence more than a dozen years later, and he makes several standards (along with a few originals) sound fresh and lively. Jack Sheldon helps out on "Play It Again Sam" (during…  See more details below

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Tom Kubis' first recording as a leader is quite impressive. His arranging chops were already in their prime, his big band uses similar personnel to the one in existence more than a dozen years later, and he makes several standards (along with a few originals) sound fresh and lively. Jack Sheldon helps out on "Play It Again Sam" (during which he quickly sums up the entire plot of Casablanca), "Who Can I Turn To," "Which Craft?," and "Alexander's Big Time Band," while trombonist Bill Watrous takes warm and heated solos on "Slightly Off the Ground" and a relaxed "When You're Smiling." The band swings hard, Kubis sounds fine on tenor and soprano, and the ensemble has a recognizable identity. For Tom Kubis, this was an impressive start to a productive career.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/10/1994
Label:
Sea Breeze Records
UPC:
0017231010920
catalogNumber:
109

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tom Kubis Big Band   Primary Artist
Tom Kubis   Indexed Contributor,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Multiple Reeds
Matt Catingub   Piano,Keyboards,Alto Saxophone
Gordon Goodwin   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Bill Watrous   Trombone
Kevin Axt   Bass
Paul Baker   Baritone Saxophone
Richard Bullock   Trombone,Bass Trombone
George Graham   Trumpet
Dan Higgins   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Michael Higgins   Guitar
Greg Huckins   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Jack Sheldon   Trumpet,Vocals
Bill Liston   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Andy Martin   Trombone
Stan "Be Bop" Martin   Trumpet
Dan McGurn   Trumpet
Charlie Morillas   Trombone
Charles Peterson   Trumpet
Charlie Peterson   Trumpet
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet
Matt Johnson   Drums
Alex Iles   Trombone

Technical Credits

Tom Kubis   Arranger,Contributor,Liner Notes
Danny Beher   Producer
Dick Bogert   Engineer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Mark Fisher   Composer
Joe Goodwin   Composer
Anthony Newley   Composer
Dave Edwards   Engineer
Larry Shay   Composer

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