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For Big Band Friday, we have a new one from saxophonist/composer Fred Hess. This is classic stuff, full of life. It's a good idea to check out the discography of Hess. There's some solid music there, as well as collaborations with Bill Frisell and Ron Miles.
Named for our dog that has a warm loving soul, but is mistrustful from her earlier experiences, this bi-tonal 12 bar blues seems to capture her personality and contains an inspired solo by trombone virtuoso, John Fedchock. The bass line is in the key of Eb, while the melody is in G. Solos are taken in both keys.
Blues for Bonnie Belle; How ’Bout Now; Speak to Me; Chutes and Ladders; Finding the Evidence; Psalm to Hymn.
John Gunther: alto saxophone; Wil Swindler: alto saxophone; Fred Hess: tenor saxophone; Peter Sommer: tenor saxophone; Mark Harris: baritone saxophone; Pete Olstad: trumpet; Dave Rajewski: trumpet; Al Hood: trumpet; Ron Miles: trumpet; John Fedchock: trombone; Nelson Hinds: trombone; Hoyt Andres: trombone; Gary Mayne: bass trombone; Marc Sabatella: piano; Greg Garrison: bass; Matt Wilson: drums; Tyler Gilmore: conductor.
August 31, 2012
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