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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/31/2000
  • Label: Chase Music
  • UPC: 028568802041
  • Catalog Number: 8020

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pete Petersen & The Collection Jazz Orchestra Primary Artist
Pete Petersen Indexed Contributor, 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
Pete Petersen Producer
Neal Hefti Composer
Scott Whitfield Arranger, Composer
Ken Perry Engineer, Mastering
Pete Coulman Arranger
Fisher & Segal Composer
Skip Frazee Engineer
Goodman Composer
John Mayfield Engineer
Sammy Nestico Arranger
Parish Composer
Charlie Parker Composer
Rick Petrone Liner Notes
Sampson Composer
Silvers Composer
Rick Stitzel Arranger, Director, Producer
James Van Heusen Composer
Meredith Willson Composer
Pete Peterson Producer
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