The Scene is Clean

The Scene is Clean

by Ronnie Cuber


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The Scene is Clean

When The Scene Is Clean was recorded in 1993, Ronnie Cuber was far from a big name in the jazz world. The baritone saxman had solid credentials that included stints with George Benson in the 1960s and Lee Konitz in the '70s (among many other accomplishments), and yet, he wasn't nearly as well known as he deserved to be. Like other Cuber recordings, The Scene Is Clean wasn't hyped to death but is an excellent hard bop/post-bop date just the same. It's regrettable that Ronnie Cuber isn't a bigger name in jazz, for the baritonist plays with a lot of soul and charisma on Tadd Dameron's "The Scene Is Clean" and the standard "Flamingo" as well as Latin-influenced originals such as "Fajardo," "Mezambo," and "Arroz con Pollo." On the congenial, optimistic "Song for Pharoah," Cuber acknowledges the mellower side of Pharoah Sanders, although the song would have also worked for John Coltrane, Charles Lloyd, McCoy Tyner, or Lonnie Liston Smith. The Scene Is Clean was a welcome addition to Cuber's catalog.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/15/1994
Label: Milestone
UPC: 0025218921824
catalogNumber: 9218

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ronnie Cuber   Primary Artist,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Musical Direction
Geoff Keezer   Keyboards
Milton Cardona   Percussion,Conga,Drums
Manolo Badrena   Percussion,Drums
Tom Barney   Bass
Joey DeFrancesco   Organ
Lawrence Feldman   Flute
Victor Jones   Drums
George Waldenius   Guitar
Reggie Washington   Bass
Geoff Kiezer   Keyboards
Georg "Jojje" Wadenius   Guitar

Technical Credits

Ronnie Cuber   Arranger,Composer
Tadd Dameron   Composer
Milton Cardona   Contributor
Roberta Arnold   Producer
Jay Messina   Engineer
Phil Carroll   Art Direction
James Browne   Liner Notes
Georg "Jojje" Wadenius   Contributor
Quintana   Composer

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