Music of the Twenties

Music of the Twenties

by Rob McConnell


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Although the 11 songs on this CD (with the exception of a very brief tribute to Miles Davis on "Summertime," which is the second half of a medley) were written in the 1920s, the arrangements are very much in the style of Rob McConnell, who wrote all but one chart. The music is conservative yet swinging and unpredictable. "Lover Come Back to Me" is particularly eccentric with its many tempo and mood changes, but in reality none of these performances are run-of-the-mill or overly safe. Rob McConnell drew the group's personnel from his Boss Brass and each of the musicians has his chance to shine. In fact, all ten musicians get a spot on "Thou Swell" in addition to other features. Since the tentet consists of some of the finest jazz players in Canada and the arrangements are inspiring, this is a highly recommended straight-ahead jazz set.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/2003
Label: Justin Time Records
UPC: 0068944019625
catalogNumber: 196
Rank: 262691

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rob McConnell   Primary Artist,Trombone,Valve Trombone
Guido Basso   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Alex Dean   Tenor Saxophone
Steve McDade   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Mike Murley   Tenor Saxophone
Steve Wallace   Bass
Dave Restivo   Piano
Terry Promane   Trombone
P.J. Perry   Alto Saxophone
Terry Clarke   Drums

Technical Credits

Paul James   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Victor Herbert   Composer
Sigmund Romberg   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Rob McConnell   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Ormond Jobin   Engineer
Cole Porter   Composer
Rick Wilkins   Arranger,Producer
Jim West   Executive Producer
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Kay Swift   Composer
Clarence Gaskill   Composer

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