When Dreams Come True

When Dreams Come True

by Dave Eshelman's Jazz Garden Big Band
     
 

Stellar trombonist, composer, and leader Dave Eshelman continues to bring the best of modern big band arrangements to the attention of the jazz public with his Jazz Garden Big Band. In their 16th year when this album was cut in 1991, the band is home to top California studio and performing jazz artists. One hears in this aggregation touches of See more details below

Overview

Stellar trombonist, composer, and leader Dave Eshelman continues to bring the best of modern big band arrangements to the attention of the jazz public with his Jazz Garden Big Band. In their 16th year when this album was cut in 1991, the band is home to top California studio and performing jazz artists. One hears in this aggregation touches of Stan Kenton (in the voicing) on such cuts as "Mystique" and the modernism of Gil Evans on other tracks such as "Original Rays," where the band is augmented by a French horn, bassoon, tuba, and oboe, recalling Evans' days as arranger for Claude Thornhill. Not only is the ensemble playing extraordinary, but the solos test the imagination and technical skills of each player who's put front and center. Showing no reluctance to let another trombonist share the spotlight, Eshelman has Dave Martell out front on Cedar Walton's "Firm Roots." Pianist Susan Muscarella also has a lot to say on the track. The play list brings out the diversity of the arrangements. "When Dreams Come True," featuring the daring tenor of Daniel Zinn, written as a sonata, shows another aspect of Eshelman's composing and arranging. A slightly swinging "Love You Madly" has the nicely modulated flugelhorn of Steve Campos taking the lead, while the standard "Old Folks" gets a fresh coat of paint with Eshelman's a cappella trombone wielding the brush. Irrespective of tracks, all the music has a modern quality to it, which means there is some dissonance, off-center harmonics, and contemporary ideas reflected in the arrangements. The Jazz Garden Big Band must be considered a leader in the formation and presentation of big band music in the modern creative vein. Recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/1994
Label:
Sea Breeze Records
UPC:
0017231204527
catalogNumber:
2045

Tracks

  1. Firm Roots  -  Dave Eshelman's Jazz Garden Big Band
  2. We'll Never Say Goodbye  -  Dave Eshelman's Jazz Garden Big Band
  3. Love You Madly  -  Dave Eshelman's Jazz Garden Big Band
  4. Tumbao Nuevo  -  Dave Eshelman's Jazz Garden Big Band
  5. Old Folks  -  Dave Eshelman's Jazz Garden Big Band
  6. When Dreams Come True  -  Dave Eshelman's Jazz Garden Big Band
  7. Invitation  -  Dave Eshelman's Jazz Garden Big Band
  8. Bb Blues in F  -  Dave Eshelman's Jazz Garden Big Band
  9. Mystique  -  Dave Eshelman's Jazz Garden Big Band
  10. Original Rays  -  Dave Eshelman's Jazz Garden Big Band

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dave Eshelman's Jazz Garden Big Band   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Dave Eshelman   Indexed Contributor,Trombone,Leader
Smith Dobson   Piano
Mary Fettig   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Woodwind
Susan Muscarella   Piano
Dan Buegeleisen   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Steve Campos   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Tony Clements   Tuba
Paul Contos   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Tenor (Vocal),Woodwind
Dennis Cooper   Vibes
Dave Gregoric   Trombone
Dave Martell   Trombone,Leader
Seward McCain   Bass,Electric Bass,Upright Bass
Marvin McFadden   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Larry Osborne   French Horn
Steve Parker   Oboe
Bill Resch   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Rory Snyder   Clarinet,Flute,Saxophone,Woodwind
Michael Spiro   Conga
Dominic Teresi   Bassoon
Russ Ticher   Drums
Russ Tincher   Drums
Tim Volpicella   Guitar
Phil Zahorsky   Bass,Trombone
Daniel Zinn   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Tenor (Vocal),Woodwind
Chip Tingle   Trombone
Bob Farrington   Saxophone,Woodwind
Bennett Friedman   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Woodwind

Technical Credits

Cedar Walton   Composer
Dave Eshelman   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Bronislaw Kaper   Composer
Danny Beher   Executive Producer
Tom Carr   Engineer
Duke Ellington Orchestra   Composer
D.L. Hill & Willard Robison   Composer
Bill Lightner   Engineer,Mastering
David Porter   Engineer
Russ Tincher   Producer
Dave Porter   Engineer
Scott Fuller   Artwork,Graphic Design,Graphic Conception

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