Swingchronicity

Swingchronicity

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by The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble
     
 
At the time this recording was made in the spring of 2006, the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble was one of the top college jazz bands. With tight ensembles and inspired solos by its members, the big band is heard live at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago, directed by veteran educator Bob Lark, who is

Overview

At the time this recording was made in the spring of 2006, the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble was one of the top college jazz bands. With tight ensembles and inspired solos by its members, the big band is heard live at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago, directed by veteran educator Bob Lark, who is also a fine trumpeter and flugelhornist. The band backs veteran alto saxophonist Phil Woods on the first seven selections, a musician who knows a potent group when he hears it. Woods is obviously very familiar with the songs, most of which he has played for decades, including standards like "It's You or No One" (played in a breezy post-bop setting while retaining the flavor of an Irish jig), pieces from his days with Quincy Jones (including the Count Basie-like swinger "Stockholm Sweetnin'"), plus Jim McNeely's challenging "Rosenwind," which also showcases a fiery solo by trumpeter Dan Jonas. But with or without Woods' presence, the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble leaves the lasting impression that its future alumni will make important contributions to the bands they join in the future.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2007
Label:
Jazzed Media
UPC:
0700261220864
catalogNumber:
1029
Rank:
290382

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

DePaul University Jazz Ensemble   Primary Artist
Bob Lark   Flugelhorn,Soloist
Phil Woods   Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Bryant Scott   Trombone,Leader
Scott Hesse   Guitar
Brian Honsberger   Bass Trombone
Joe Clark   Flugelhorn
Dan Jonas   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Leader
Anthony Bruno   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Drew Pierson   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Lena Lien   Alto Saxophone
Andrew Zelm   Trombone
Gerald Bailey   Flugelhorn
Justin Thomas   Vibes
Nick Mazzarella   Alto Saxophone
Jeff Kienstra   Flugelhorn
Lawrence Haskin   Drums
Ben Dockery   Piano
Rick Deja   Baritone Saxophone
Justin Surdyn   Flugelhorn
Ryan Kienstra   Trombone
Cory Biggerstaff   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Quincy Jones   Composer
Rob McConnell   Arranger
Jim McNeely   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Benny Golson   Composer
Bob Lark   Director,Producer,Audio Production
Jay Livingston   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
George Bassman   Composer
Thomas Miller   Engineer
Mark Meyer   Cover Photo
Thomas Matta   Arranger,Composer
Chris Madsen   Arranger

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Swingchronicity 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let's face it, Phil Woods has to be recognised as the finest alto saxophonist playing jazz today by anyone with an appreciation for straight ahead, swinging improvisation. Mr.Woods as usual displays complete mastery of his instrument and respect for both the arrangements and the jazz tradition of past masters like Benny Carter and Charlie Parker on which he has built his long and distinguished career. Mr. Woods never coasts on past laurels. In short, Phil Woods always comes to play! I wouldn't consider "Swingchronicity" "a must have" in his long and impressive discography however, if you love Phil (and I've been listening to him for over 50 years) you will enjoy the many satisfying moments "Swingchronicity" offers. Mr. Woods is ably supported by the DePaul Univ. Jazz Ensemble on seven of ten tracks as guest soloist.