2nd Time Around

2nd Time Around

by Mt. Hood Jazz Band


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2nd Time Around

Mount Hood Community College has been regularly releasing CDs of big bands and small combos consisting of jazz students in their program. The 2009 groups tackle standards, compositions by jazz greats, and originals (presumably by faculty or alumni, as there are no liner notes to identify the backgrounds of the composers). The passionate, soulful vocal by Lie Warfield in "Georgia on My Mind," backed by Sam Hirsch's down-home piano stands out. Another frequently recorded gem is "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise," but Alan Baylock's creative arrangement provides a perfect backdrop for tenor saxophonist Sam Solano's burning solo. The Afro-Cuban piece "Cannonology" adds some spice to the sessions. It's also fun to hear students tackling a rarely interpreted piece like "Half the Fun," an overlooked gem from Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's Such Sweet Thunder. Less satisfying is the contemporary Latin setting of "Take Five," a mundane feature for guitar, bass guitar, and percussion, along with the plodding funk arrangement of Wayne Shorter's "Adam's Apple."

Product Details

Release Date: 10/13/2009
Label: Sea Breeze Vista
UPC: 0017231458920
catalogNumber: 4589

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mt. Hood Jazz Band   Primary Artist
Craig Mack   Baritone Saxophone,Group Member
JJ Meyer   Trombone,Soloist,Group Member
Ryan Carlson   Alto Saxophone,Soloist,Group Member
Julian Emanuel   Drums,Saxophone
Liam Warfield   Vocals
Spencer Didlake   Trombone
Solomon Thelin   Guitar
Sean Wyatt   Trombone
Michelle Christiansen   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Luke Tarter   Tenor Saxophone
Jennifer Munsey   Trumpet
Emily Kerridge   Trombone
Matt Farina   Drums

Technical Credits

Sigmund Romberg   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Paul Desmond   Composer
Wayne Shorter   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Billy Byers   Arranger
Dennis Carter   Engineer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Clare Fischer   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer,Lyricist
Herbie Phillips   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Rick Wilkins   Arranger
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
Dave Metzger   Arranger
Ellen Rowe   Arranger
Alan Blaylock   Arranger
Hank Hirsh   Composer
Susie May Jones   Director,Producer
Sam Hirsh   Arranger

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