Swing Out

Swing Out

by Bob Mintzer
     
 
Bob Mintzer has led big bands off and on since the late 1970s, in addition to small groups and working as a part of the jazz fusion band the Yellowjackets. These sessions open with his colorful "'Swing Out," a forward-thinking chart in the mold of Bob Brookmeyer's large ensemble writing. "Each Day" is

Overview

Bob Mintzer has led big bands off and on since the late 1970s, in addition to small groups and working as a part of the jazz fusion band the Yellowjackets. These sessions open with his colorful "'Swing Out," a forward-thinking chart in the mold of Bob Brookmeyer's large ensemble writing. "Each Day" is an upbeat number with a gospel undercurrent, while "Swangalang" is an infectious midtempo blues. Vocalist Kurt Elling once again guests on a track, writing lyrics to Lyle Mays and Pat Metheny's "Minuano," delivering a heartfelt performance followed by potent solos from Mintzer and pianist Phil Markowitz. Mintzer also finds fresh approaches with his arrangements of the standards "My Shining Hour" and the venerable "Someday My Prince Will Come." The tenor saxophonist's arrangements are first-rate throughout these enjoyable sessions. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this CD benefits the programs of the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild in Pittsburgh.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2008
Label:
Mcg Jazz
UPC:
0612262103025
catalogNumber:
1030

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Mintzer   Primary Artist,Flute,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Michael Davis   Trombone,Soloist
Bob Malach   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Phil Markowitz   Piano,Soloist
Jay Anderson   Bass,Upright Bass
Pete Yellin   Flute,Alto Saxophone
David Taylor   Bass Trombone
Larry Farrell   Trombone,Soloist
Lawrence Feldman   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Bob Millikan   Trumpet,Soloist
Keith O'Quinn   Trombone,Soloist
John Riley   Drums
Roger Rosenberg   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Soloist
Jim Rotondi   Trumpet,Soloist
Scott Wendholt   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Soloist
Frank Greene   Trumpet
David Earl Taylor   Bass Trombone
Davide Taylor   Bass Trombone
Michael Davis   Trombone

Technical Credits

Pat Metheny   Composer
Bob Mintzer   Arranger,Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Jay Ashby   Producer,Audio Production
Marty Ashby   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Lyle Mays   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Kurt Elling   Composer
Frank Churchill   Composer
Jay Dudt   Engineer
Larry Morey   Composer
Jeff O.Brien Myers   Cover Art

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