What's Going On?

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
One for All is an ongoing all-star band that regularly meets for record dates, though almost all members of the sextet lead individual groups of their own. The focus of this session is soul music, though not in the context one would expect to hear it. Trumpeter Jim Rotondi's recasting of Marvin Gaye's protest song "What's Going On?" transforms the piece from a rather repetitious, irritating anthem into a brilliant post-bop vehicle, with sizzling solos and terrific ensembles. Tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander utilizes a similar method in his recasting of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" with equal success. Pianist David Hazeltine contributed several arrangements, including a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
One for All is an ongoing all-star band that regularly meets for record dates, though almost all members of the sextet lead individual groups of their own. The focus of this session is soul music, though not in the context one would expect to hear it. Trumpeter Jim Rotondi's recasting of Marvin Gaye's protest song "What's Going On?" transforms the piece from a rather repetitious, irritating anthem into a brilliant post-bop vehicle, with sizzling solos and terrific ensembles. Tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander utilizes a similar method in his recasting of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" with equal success. Pianist David Hazeltine contributed several arrangements, including a snappy Latin-flavored setting of Stevie Wonder's "Golden Lady" and a soulful yet upbeat chart of "Betcha by Golly, Wow," the latter a hit for a number of different artists. Trombonist Steve Davis adds a Latin flavor to his pulsing take of "Stop! In the Name of Love," a huge hit for the Supremes. Even jazz fans who aren't particularly connoisseurs of soul music will find much to like in this enjoyable CD.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/6/2009
  • Label: Tokuma Japan Comm.
  • EAN: 4988008958836
  • Catalog Number: 35411

Album Credits

Performance Credits
One for All Primary Artist
Eric Alexander Tenor Saxophone, Group Member
Steve Davis Trombone, Group Member
Jim Rotondi Trumpet, Group Member
John Webber Bass, Group Member
Joe Farnsworth Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
Eric Alexander Arranger
Todd Barkan Producer
Steve Davis Arranger
Lamont Dozier Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Katherine Miller Engineer
Jim Rotondi Arranger
Tetsuo Hara Producer
Takao Ogawa Liner Notes
Frank Horvat Cover Photo
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