Spodie's Back

Spodie's Back

by Derrick Shezbie

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Overview

Spodie's Back

Nineteen-year old trumpeter Derrick Shezbie on his debut as a leader effectively mixes together New Orleans jazz with more modern bop. Quite frequently the ensembles are Dixielandish (both Shezbie and trombonist Corey Henry are strong in that idiom) while the solos move the music up to the early '60s with hints of modality. Surprisingly the many guests from the Branford Marsalis version of The Tonight Show Band are not all that relevant to the music's success. Shezbie is the dominant force throughout this date and he is able to enjoy playing the old time jazz while not being shy to modernize aspects of the music. This often exuberant effort is quite impressive.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/10/1994
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624529927
catalogNumber: 45299

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Derrick Shezbie   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Kenny Kirkland   Piano
Ellis Marsalis   Piano
Robert Hurst   Bass
Herlin Riley   Drums
Jeff "Tain" Watts   Drums
Victor Atkins   Piano
Martin Butler   Drums
Mark Gross   Saxophone
Corey Henry   Trombone
Kirk Joseph   Tuba
Branford Marsalis   Saxophone
Mark Turner   Saxophone
Victor "Red" Atkins   Piano
Greg Williams   Bass

Technical Credits

Erroll Garner   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Branford Marsalis   Arranger
Delfeayo Marsalis   Producer,Liner Notes
Patrick Smith   Engineer
Christine Cano   Art Direction
J.R. Branch   Engineer
Reginald Toussaint   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Joe Primrose   Composer

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