by Dana Legg



The Dana Legg Stage Band is a standard modern jazz big band. Its music is sometimes funky and Mark Fechner takes a heated EWI (electronic wind instrument) solo on "Dawn's Awakening," but much of the music is hard bop. Nick Lane, who like trombonist Legg is from Iowa, contributed four of the arrangements/compositions while Legg wrote two. All of the other songs are of recent (mid-'90s) vintage except for the ancient "Lassus Trombone," one of five numbers that feature solos from the colorful Legg. Other key soloists include altoist Mark Fechner, trumpeter-flügelhornist Doug Schuler, and Gary Parker on alto and soprano. While few surprises occur, the musicianship is quite high and there is enough variety throughout the program to hold one's interest, with the medium-tempo blues "Big Blueser" being one of the highlights of this swinging set.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/14/1996
Label: Sea Breeze Records
UPC: 0017231207627
catalogNumber: 2076

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dana Legg   Primary Artist,Trombone,Leader
David Torn   Electric Guitar
David Nadien   Violin
Incantation   Track Performer
Cyro Baptista   Cymbals,Hand Clapping
Elena Barere   Violin
Kysia Bostic   Background Vocals
Dougie Bowne   Percussion,Drums
Jim Christopher   Baritone Saxophone
Bill Curran   Bass Trombone
Bernard Fowler   Background Vocals
Josh Freese   Drums
Melvin Gibbs   Bass
Ivan Julian   Guitar,Harmonium,Lap Steel Guitar
Maria Kitsopoulos   Cello
Richard Locker   Cello
Brian Malouf   Tambourine
Gene Orloff   Violin
Sandra Park   Concert Master
John Pierce   Bass
Laura Seaton   Violin
Marti Sweet   Violin
Jeremy Toback   Organ,Guitar,Harmonium,Vocals
Mark Batson   Piano
William Calkins   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Craig Sunken   Trombone
Carol Webb   Violin
Mike Walters   Keyboards
Marshall Altman   Background Vocals
Mark Fechner   Alto Saxophone,EWI
Daniel Reed   Violin
Gary Parker   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Doug Schuler   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Matt Olson   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Alan Stepansky   Cello

Technical Credits

Frank Mantooth   Arranger,Composer
Wendy Waldman   Composer
Henry Fillmore   Composer
Neal Avron   Engineer
Phil Galdston   Composer
Danny Kopelson   Engineer
Nick Lane   Arranger,Composer
Jon Lind   Composer
Brian Malouf   Producer
Craig Street   Producer
William Calkins   Cover Art
Mycle Konopka   Engineer
Dana Legg   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Scott Gormley   Engineer
Fred Kervorkian   Engineer
Tom Schick   Engineer
Scott Fuller   Graphic Design
Steve Barber   String Arrangements
Steve Mixdorf   Contributor

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