Sound Check

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Arranger/composer Jack Cortner intended for his initial big-band Jazzed Media CD, Fast Track, to be a one-time affair, but soloist Marvin Stamm, who was extensively featured on trumpet and flügelhorn, immediately prodded him into thinking of a follow-up recording. Many of the other musicians from the first session returned, including Stamm's frequent collaborator pianist Bill Mays, plus the cream of the crop of New York-based session players, many of whom like Stamm and Mays are leaders in their own right. The program mixes time-tested standards, well-known jazz compositions, and the leader's originals, all of which are scored with tight section work to complement Stamm's ...
See more details below
CD
$15.03
BN.com price
(Save 16%)$17.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (6) from $12.37   
  • New (6) from $12.37   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Arranger/composer Jack Cortner intended for his initial big-band Jazzed Media CD, Fast Track, to be a one-time affair, but soloist Marvin Stamm, who was extensively featured on trumpet and flügelhorn, immediately prodded him into thinking of a follow-up recording. Many of the other musicians from the first session returned, including Stamm's frequent collaborator pianist Bill Mays, plus the cream of the crop of New York-based session players, many of whom like Stamm and Mays are leaders in their own right. The program mixes time-tested standards, well-known jazz compositions, and the leader's originals, all of which are scored with tight section work to complement Stamm's sparkling solos. Cortner's unusual setting of "Yesterdays" is light and airy, showcasing Stamm's crisp muted trumpet. Cortner's tasty blues "Sound Check" could easily be mistaken for the type of piece that Count Basie might have played on a typical record date of the '50s or '60s, complete with Jay Berliner's rhythm guitar channeling the late Freddie Green and Mays' understated piano recalling Basie's minimalist approach, while the leader's brisk blues "À la Mode" sizzles with energy. At Stamm's suggestion, Mays at times freed himself from the piano vamp in Herbie Hancock's "Cantaloupe Island" by adding a bit of campy blues; the tune also showcases a potent solo by alto saxophonist Jon Gordon. It is very likely that Marvin Stamm and the rest of the musicians have already been discussing a third record with Jack Cortner, if they haven't already scheduled the studio time. Highly recommended!
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/8/2009
  • Label: Jazzed Media
  • UPC: 700261273853
  • Catalog Number: 1046
  • Sales rank: 344,960

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Strike Up the Band - Marvin Stamm (4:44)
  2. 2 Speak Low - Marvin Stamm (5:24)
  3. 3 Sometime Ago - Marvin Stamm (5:18)
  4. 4 Cantaloupe Island - Marvin Stamm (5:43)
  5. 5 Sound Check - Marvin Stamm (4:56)
  6. 6 Yesterdays - Marvin Stamm (6:34)
  7. 7 Caravan - Marvin Stamm (5:17)
  8. 8 Cinema Paradiso Love Theme - Marvin Stamm (5:11)
  9. 9 À La Mode - Marvin Stamm (4:35)
  10. 10 You and the Night and the Music - Marvin Stamm (5:22)
  11. 11 It's All Right with Me - Marvin Stamm (6:09)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jack Cortner Primary Artist
Bob Malach Tenor Saxophone
Bill Mays Piano, Soloist
Marvin Stamm Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Soloist
Jay Anderson Bass
Jay Berliner Guitar
Dennis Anderson Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Berger Baritone Saxophone
Bud Burridge Trumpet
Danny Cahn Trumpet
Paul Faulise Bass Trombone
Lawrence Feldman Alto Saxophone
Birch Johnson Trombone
Tony Kadleck Trumpet
Bob Millikan Trumpet
Jeff Mironov Guitar
Keith O'Quinn Trombone
Jim Pugh Trombone, Soloist
John Riley Drums, Soloist
Tony Studd Trombone
David Tofani Tenor Saxophone, Tenor (Vocal), Soloist
Frank Greene Trumpet
Jon Gordon Alto, Alto Saxophone, Soloist
Dave Gale Trumpet
Jerry Dodgion Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Kurt Weill Composer
Herbie Hancock Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Jack Cortner Arranger, Composer, Producer
Duke Ellington Composer
Arthur Friedman Engineer, Mastering
Ira Gershwin Composer
Sergio Mihanovich Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Doug Ramsey Liner Notes
Andrea Morricone Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously