The Concord Jazz Heritage Series

The Concord Jazz Heritage Series

by Rob McConnell & the Boss BrassRob McConnell & the Boss Brass


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After debuting on Concord backing Mel Tormé in 1986, Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass started recording regularly for the label. For this 1998 CD sampler, the Boss Brass are heard on eight selections from as many different albums. McConnell's arrangements were always a bit conservative, but swinging and surprising in their own subtle ways. Surprisingly for a sampler, several of the numbers on this CD are fairly lengthy, including the nearly 12-minute "Strike Up the Band" and a ten-and-a-half-minute "The Shuffle Boogie Swamp Groove Blues." Among the key soloists are tenor saxophonists Eugene Amaro, Rick Wilkins, and Alex Dean; flügelhornist Guido Basso; altoist Moe Koffman; guitarist Ed Bickert; and McConnell himself on valve trombone. The closing "Just Friends" is from the Tormé record and wraps up this fine sampling of the Boss Brass' music quite nicely.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/25/1998
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0013431482925
catalogNumber: 4829

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Ed Bickert   Guitar
Rob McConnell   Conductor,Leader
Dave McMurdo   Trombone
Don Thompson   Piano
Moe Koffman   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Guido Basso   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Alex Dean   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Lorne Lofsky   Guitar
Eugene Amaro   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Arnie Chycoski   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Bob Leonard   Clarinet,Flute,Baritone Saxophone,Baritone Clarinet
Brian Leonard   Percussion
Bob Livingston   Trombone
John MacLeod   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Steve McDade   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
George Stimpson   French Horn
Jerry Toth   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Steve Wallace   Bass
Ted Warren   Drums
Rick Wilkins   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Dave Woods   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Alastair Kay   Trombone
Gary Pattison   French Horn
Kevin Turcotte   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jim Vivian   Bass
Jerry Fuller   Drums
Jerry Johnson   Trombone
Jimmy Dale   Piano
James MacDonald   French Horn
Terry Clarke   Drums

Technical Credits

Rob McConnell   Arranger
John Burk   Executive Producer
Phil Edwards   Engineer
Phil Sheridan   Engineer
Glen Barros   Executive Producer
James Hanley   Composer

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