With All the Bells and Whistles

With All the Bells and Whistles

by Bob Florence Limited Edition
     
 
Arranger/pianist Bob Florence's release for the MAMA Foundation may very well be his finest; it certainly offers a strong sampling of his talents. Four of the ten songs are standards, and "Oceanography" is based closely on "How Deep Is the Ocean," but Florence's complex yet logical arrangements make each piece sound like it was written for the band. To name a few

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Arranger/pianist Bob Florence's release for the MAMA Foundation may very well be his finest; it certainly offers a strong sampling of his talents. Four of the ten songs are standards, and "Oceanography" is based closely on "How Deep Is the Ocean," but Florence's complex yet logical arrangements make each piece sound like it was written for the band. To name a few examples, "In a Mellow Tone" appears to be in two keys at once at times; "Laura" (normally an emotional ballad) really cooks; and "Teach Me Tonight" is so intense as to be purposely humorous in spots. Among the other highlights of this well-conceived release are Don Shelton's clarinet feature on "Shimmer," the competitive interplay between Dick Mitchell and Terry Harrington throughout "Tenors, Anyone?," and the fluency of trombonist Bob McChesney on "In a Mellow Tone." The ensembles are consistently clean, exciting, and remarkably relaxed, considering how tricky some of the charts must be. This CD offers modern big band jazz at its best.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/25/1995
Label:
Mama Records
UPC:
0734956101121
catalogNumber:
1011
Rank:
224506

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Florence Limited Edition   Primary Artist
Bob Florence   Piano,Electric Piano
Kim Richmond   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Bob Carr   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,E-flat Clarinet
Bob Efford   Flute,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
George Graham   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Terry Harrington   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Steve Houghton   Drums
Brian Kilgore   Percussion
Charles Loper   Trombone
Warren Luening   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Bob McChesney   Trombone
Dick Mitchell   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Carl Saunders   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Tom Warrington   Bass,Electric Bass
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Steve Huffsteter   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Don Shelton   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Alex Iles   Trombone
Donald Waldrop   Bass Trombone

Technical Credits

Bob Florence   Producer,Contributor
Kim Richmond   Contributor
Dick Bogert   Engineer
Bob Carr   Contributor
Bob Efford   Contributor
George Graham   Contributor
Terry Harrington   Contributor
Steve Houghton   Contributor
Brian Kilgore   Contributor
Charles Loper   Contributor
Warren Luening   Contributor
Bob McChesney   Contributor
Dick Mitchell   Contributor
Carl Saunders   Contributor
Tom Warrington   Contributor
Wayne Bergeron   Contributor
Steve Huffsteter   Contributor
Don Waldron   Contributor
Don Shelton   Producer
Alex Iles   Contributor

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