Straight Ahead

Straight Ahead

by Pete Petersen & The Collection Jazz Orchestra
     
 
Pete Petersen's Collection Jazz Orchestra, based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, proves on this CD that it is a highly professional stage band that is creative within the boundaries of mainstream jazz. Its release could have been recorded in the early 1960's for there are no hints of the innovations of the avant-garde or any influences from fusion or funk. What is here

Overview

Pete Petersen's Collection Jazz Orchestra, based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, proves on this CD that it is a highly professional stage band that is creative within the boundaries of mainstream jazz. Its release could have been recorded in the early 1960's for there are no hints of the innovations of the avant-garde or any influences from fusion or funk. What is here is a well-rehearsed and swinging 19-piece orchestra that plays a variety of colorful charts, with all of the songs except "G'Day Mates" being standards. The influence of Count Basie is felt (two of the charts are Sammy Nestico's) even if the band is not strictly imitative of anyone. The soloists (all local players) are fine but it is the solid ensembles and high-quality musicianship that make Pete Petersen's orchestra a group worth hearing.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/03/1993
Label:
Chase Music
UPC:
0028568802027
catalogNumber:
8020

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pete Petersen & The Collection Jazz Orchestra   Primary Artist
Pete Petersen   Bass,Baritone Saxophone
Stefan Karlsson   Piano
Keith Adkins   Trombone
Jeff Coffin   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Jeff Driskill   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Jack Evans   Trumpet
Dan Evens   Trumpet
Tom Frye   Trumpet
Ken Kunz   Tenor Trombone
Keith Oshiro   Trombone
Dave Pietro   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Jay Saunders   Trumpet
Larry Spencer   Trumpet
Eric Swanson   Bass Trombone
Colin Wenhardt   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Ed Wise   Bass
Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive   Trombone
Pete Peterson   Leader
Pete McCann   Guitar
Chris Brown   Drums
Dan Evans   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Matt Catingub   Arranger
Benny Goodman   Composer
Pete Petersen   Producer
Neal Hefti   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Scott Whitfield   Arranger,Composer
Ken Perry   Engineer
Pete Coulman   Arranger
Fisher & Segal   Composer
Skip Frazee   Engineer
John Mayfield   Engineer
Sammy Nestico   Arranger
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Rick Petrone   Liner Notes
Silvers   Composer
Rick Stitzel   Arranger,Director,Producer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Meredith Willson   Composer
Pete Peterson   Producer

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