Soon; On a Misty Night; Speak Low; How Deep is the Ocean; Take the A Train; I'm Getting Sentimental Over You; Blue Daniel; Never Will I Marry; My One and Only Love; Bernie's Tune; Blue Getz Blues; Two Different Days; She's Gone (73.04)
Collective Personnel : Rob Parton, trumpet, leader; Bob Frankich, Bob Roszutke, Ken Partyka, alto sax; Mark Colby, Brian Budzik, tenor sax; Ted Hogarth , baritone sax; Tom Garling, Tim Coffman, Andy Baker, Brian Jacobi, Dan Johnson, Bryan Tipps, Thomas Matta, trombone; Scott Wagstaff, Kirk Garrison Mike McGrath, August Haas,Fred Powell, Marty Tilton, trumpet; Bob Rummage, drums; Don Stille, piano; Tim Fox, bass; Chris Siebold, guitar
This is a great powerful big band, led by a superb trumpeter Rob Parton. The tunes and arrangements are just fine, with Soon, On a Misty Night, Speak Low and Blue Daniel having particular appeal. The soloists, which number nearly everyone in the band, are quite superb and even though bass player Tim Fox and drummer Bob Rummage are not credited with actual solos, they provide steaming support with imagination and élan throughout the CD. A really worthwhile big band album, which excites and pleases the ear from start to finish.
by Al Merritt
New Sounds - February 2005
Back to Contents Page
Jazz Now Interactive
Copyright Jazz Now, February 2005 edition, all rights reserved