Brass Is Back

The Brass Is Back

by Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass
     
 
Rob McConnell's Boss Brass had not recorded since 1986 when they made this 1991 release. The leader had spent a year living in California, teaching at the Grove School, and the band was on hiatus. That all changed in late 1990 when McConnell returned to Toronto and brought back the Boss Brass, using similar personnel as he had earlier. The first comeback record is on

Overview

Rob McConnell's Boss Brass had not recorded since 1986 when they made this 1991 release. The leader had spent a year living in California, teaching at the Grove School, and the band was on hiatus. That all changed in late 1990 when McConnell returned to Toronto and brought back the Boss Brass, using similar personnel as he had earlier. The first comeback record is on the same level as the Boss Brass' earlier recordings, featuring such players as guitarist Ed Bickert (on Horace Silver's "Strollin'"); saxophonists Moe Koffman, Eugene Amaro, and Rick Wilkins; and trumpeters Guido Basso (featured on "Love of My Life") and John McLeod. Standards alternate with originals (including McConnell's "Winter in Winnipeg") and obscurities. A fine big band album.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/30/1991
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0013431445821
catalogNumber:
4458

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Ed Bickert   Guitar,Vocals
Rob McConnell   Trombone,Valve Trombone
Don Thompson   Piano,Vocals
Moe Koffman   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Vocals
Guido Basso   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Vocals
Eugene Amaro   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Arnie Chycoski   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
John Johnson   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Bob Leonard   Clarinet,Flute,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Brian Leonard   Percussion
Bob Livingston   Trombone,Vocals
John MacLeod   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Vocals
Steve McDade   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Ian McDougall   Trombone,Vocals
Steve Wallace   Bass,Vocals
Rick Wilkins   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Dave Woods   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Ernie Pattison   Trombone,Bass Trombone
Gary Pattison   French Horn
Jerry Johnson   Trombone
James MacDonald   French Horn
Terry Clarke   Drums

Technical Credits

Rob McConnell   Arranger,Liner Notes
Carl Jefferson   Producer,Executive Producer
Phil Sheridan   Producer,Engineer
Rick Wilkins   Arranger
Timothy Toffoli   Art Direction

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