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Swing Fever
     

Swing Fever

by Bill Elliott
 
The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra differs from most swing bands today in that it sounds very much like an orchestra from circa 1940 and yet most of its repertoire consists of originals by its leader-pianist-arranger. In other words, the music and writing are quite creative within the vintage swing style. For its debut recording, the big band performs ten Elliott

Overview

The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra differs from most swing bands today in that it sounds very much like an orchestra from circa 1940 and yet most of its repertoire consists of originals by its leader-pianist-arranger. In other words, the music and writing are quite creative within the vintage swing style. For its debut recording, the big band performs ten Elliott originals plus four standards. Clarinetist Bob Reitmeier, tenor saxophonist Roger Neumann, and trombonist Andy Martin are among the main "names" in the band, yet many of the lesser-known players also take excellent solos. Amy Weston sings two numbers and the Vocalworks (a fine four-voice ensemble) is a major asset too. Recommended both for retro swing listeners and fans of early swing who are open-minded enough to discover a new big band.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/01/1998
Label:
WAYLAND RECORDS
UPC:
0054172500127
catalogNumber:
1

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill Elliott   Primary Artist,Piano,Leader
Roger Neumann   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Bill Elliot   Track Performer
Darrel Gardner   Trumpet
John Grab   Trombone
Mark Linnet   Recorder
Bill Liston   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Andy Martin   Trombone
Peter Olstad   Trumpet
Gordon Peeke   Drums
Paul Viapiano   Guitar,Piano
Amy Weston   Vocals
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet
Bob Reitmeier   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Mike Geiger   Vocals
Jay Mason   Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Benjamin May   Bass
Chuck Erdahl   Tenor Saxophone
Alex Iles   Trombone

Technical Credits

Bill Elliot   Producer
Bill Elliott   Arranger,Producer,Drawing
Mark Linett   Engineer
Bill Liston   Arranger
Amy Weston   Contributor
Joe Lipman   Arranger

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