Swingchronicity

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2007
  • Label: Jazzed Media
  • UPC: 700261220864
  • Catalog Number: 1029
  • Sales rank: 180,715

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The 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, Mastering, Audio Production
Jay Livingston Composer
Jule Styne Composer
George Bassman Composer
Thomas Miller Engineer, Mastering
Mark Meyer Cover Photo
Thomas Matta Arranger, Composer
Dan Steinman Mastering
Chris Madsen Arranger
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Phil Woods + "Swingchronicity" with the DePaul Jazz Ensemble = straight ahead satisfaction !

    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.

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