Taking the Long Way Home

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Recorded live at one of the Los Angeles Jazz Institute's legendary four-day jazz convention/festivals, Taking the Long Way Home features altoist Bud Shank joined by a specially assembled big band. The arrangements are mostly by Mike Barone, Bob Cooper, Manny Albam, and Bob Florence with Shank being the main soloist throughout. Tenor saxophonist Doug Webb is prominent interacting with Shank on "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes," trumpeter Carl Saunders has a heated spot on "Limes Away," and Florence plays piano on his lengthy "Taking the Long Way Home." Shank's warm alto solos, his verbal introductions of each selection, and the tightness and spirit of the band despite only ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Recorded live at one of the Los Angeles Jazz Institute's legendary four-day jazz convention/festivals, Taking the Long Way Home features altoist Bud Shank joined by a specially assembled big band. The arrangements are mostly by Mike Barone, Bob Cooper, Manny Albam, and Bob Florence with Shank being the main soloist throughout. Tenor saxophonist Doug Webb is prominent interacting with Shank on "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes," trumpeter Carl Saunders has a heated spot on "Limes Away," and Florence plays piano on his lengthy "Taking the Long Way Home." Shank's warm alto solos, his verbal introductions of each selection, and the tightness and spirit of the band despite only having one or two rehearsals make this a real keeper.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/13/2006
  • Label: Jazzed Media
  • UPC: 783707328102
  • Catalog Number: 1015
  • Sales rank: 155,164

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rosebud (6:02)
  2. 2 Waltz for Debby (5:24)
  3. 3 Greasiness Is Happening (8:10)
  4. 4 Night and Day (5:14)
  5. 5 The Night Has a Thousand Eyes (9:03)
  6. 6 The Starduster (8:09)
  7. 7 Limes Away (7:14)
  8. 8 Taking the Long Way Home - The Bud Shank Big Band (18:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bud Shank Primary Artist, Leader, Alto Saxophone
Bob Florence Piano, Conductor, Guest Appearance
Lanny Morgan Reeds
Mike Barone Trombone
Dennis Farias Trumpet
Roger Ingram Trumpet
Christian Jacob Piano
Andy Martin Trombone
Charlie Morillas Trombone
Jack Nimitz Reeds
Carl Saunders Trumpet
Ron Stout Trumpet
Doug Webb Reeds
Brian Williams Reeds
Craig Gosnell Trombone
Keith Bishop Reeds
Kevin Kanner Drums
Joel Hamilton Bass
Technical Credits
Bob Cooper Arranger, Composer
Bob Florence Arranger, Composer
Bud Shank Arranger, Composer
Manny Albam Arranger
Mike Barone Arranger, Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Herb Wong Liner Notes
Rod Nicas Mastering
Tim Pinch Engineer
Jerry Brainin Composer
Graham Carter Producer
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