Something's Coming

Something's Coming

by Diva
     
 

The all-female jazz orchestra Diva (which has the subtitle of No Man's Band) makes their recording debut on this CD from Perfect Sound. Headed by drummer Sherri Maricle (whose Buddy Rich-inspired style had been previously featured on Stash), the 15-piece big band has arrangements by Maricle, See more details below

Overview

The all-female jazz orchestra Diva (which has the subtitle of No Man's Band) makes their recording debut on this CD from Perfect Sound. Headed by drummer Sherri Maricle (whose Buddy Rich-inspired style had been previously featured on Stash), the 15-piece big band has arrangements by Maricle, Michael Abene, John LaBarbera, and Tommy Newsome. The charts are generally fairly conventional (with "Caravan," "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead," and "Something's Coming" being the most colorful), but the clean ensembles, hard-swinging rhythm section, and many talented soloists make Diva stand out from the crowd. Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and tenor saxophonist Virginia Mayhew are best known among the players and they have their spots, but the main stars of this disc are altoists Sue Terry and Carol Chaikin. Chaikin's soulful rendition of "If I Should Lose You" and Terry's intense interpretation of "My Favorite Things" are among the high points. Also notable are a driving "You Stepped out of a Dream," "Three Sisters and a Cousin" (which has Terry, Chiakin, and Mayhew all soloing on alto), and a tasteful version of "Stardust." It's recommended for big band fans.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/1996
Label:
Perfect Sound
UPC:
0032065121628
catalogNumber:
1216

Tracks

  1. You Stepped out of a Dream
  2. My Favorite Things
  3. If I Should Lose You
  4. Esperanza
  5. Famous Don't Pay the Rent
  6. Three Sisters and a Cousin
  7. Caravan
  8. Stardust
  9. Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead
  10. 80 Chestnut Street
  11. Something's Coming

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Diva   Primary Artist
Carol Chaikin   Alto Saxophone
Sherrie Maricle   Cymbals,Drums,Leader
Louise Baranger   Trumpet
Lollie Bienenfeld   Trombone
Lee Hill Kavanaugh   Trombone
Virginia Mayhew   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ingrid Jensen   Trumpet
Audrey Morrison   Trombone
Janice Friedman   Piano
Laura Dreyer   Tenor Saxophone
Mary Ann McSweeny   Bass
Liesl Sagartz   Trumpet
Claire Daly   Baritone Saxophone
Sweet Sue Terry   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Sherrie Maricle   Arranger,Producer
Tommy Newsom   Arranger,Producer
Michael Abene   Arranger,Producer
Jim Czak   Engineer
John La Barbera   Arranger,Producer
Stanley Kay   Executive Producer

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