East Side Suite

East Side Suite

by Louie Bellson & His Jazz Orchestra



Don Menza emerges as the main star of East Side Suite, taking four tenor solos, as well as "My One And Only Love" as a ballad feature, and contributing arragements for three pieces plus "Tenor Time," this sax battle with Ken Hitchcock. Drummer Louie Bellson also has a strong role on his big band CD and has three full-fledged solos, including breaks on "Blues For Uncommon Kids," that serve as transitions for the shifts between three different tempos. Flugelhornist Clark Terry is in his usual spirited form during his two guest appearances. The title suite's three parts were based on sketches of Bellson's that Tommy Newsom developed for the 17-piece orchestra, paying tribute to three aspects of New York City. The suite and the six shorter pieces hold one's interest throughout, and although somewhat conventional, this is one of Louie Bellson's most satisfying big-band releases.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/01/1992
UPC: 0016126500928
catalogNumber: 5009

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louie Bellson & His Jazz Orchestra   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Louie Bellson   Percussion,Drums,Leader,Track Performer
John Bunch   Piano
Don Menza   Tenor Saxophone
George Young   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Danny Cahn   Trumpet
Clark Terry   Flugelhorn,Track Performer
Glenn Drewes   Trumpet
Kenneth Hitchcock   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Jay Leonhart   Bass
Larry Lunetta   Trumpet
Don Mikkelsen   Trombone
Robert Millikan   Trumpet
Brian O'Flaherty   Trumpet,Muted Trumpet
Keith O'Quinn   Trombone
Joe Roccisano   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Hale Rood   Trombone
Clinton Sharman   Trombone
Jack Stuckey   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Don Menza   Arranger
Tommy Newsom   Arranger
Joe Roccisano   Arranger
Hale Rood   Arranger
Gregory K. Squires   Producer,Contributor
John S. Wilson   Liner Notes
David Lartaud   Art Direction

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