Recorded by PRATT BROTHERS BIG BAND on GROOVY ENCOUNTERS
Amosaya: AM-2532 / Recorded in March 1995
||Medium up swing
Trumpeter Dean Pratt, a veteran of the Woody Herman and Buddy Rich big bands, included four SFM titles on his debut album as a leader. In the tradition of his favorite Count Basie and Harry James bands, Pratt presents arrangements by hard-swinging arrangers Ernie Wilkins, Chico O'Farrill, Melba Liston and John Oddo.
BIG BAND INSTRUMENTATION
Alto Sax 1
Alto Sax 2
Tenor Sax 1
Tenor Sax 2
Written for solo trumpet and big band, this exciting chart on a bebop line by Ronnie Mathews is reminiscent of the great Quincy Jones ensemble sound which Melba Liston helped to define. Tenor sax and piano have solos also.
Dexter Gordon/Live At The Village Vanguard (Columbia 46824)
The PRATT BROTHERS CD is available by mail ($17) from Amosaya Records, PO Box 772 Times Square Station, NY, NY 10108
RONNIE MATHEWS (b. 1935). An alumnus of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Ronnie is currently the pianist for the T.S. Monk Sextet, which has recorded his compositions. He studied piano, theory and composition at the Manhattan School of Music. In the '60s he played and recorded with Kenny Dorham and Roy Haynes and had lengthy associations with Max Roach and Freddie Hubbard. In the '70s he worked with Louis Hayes, Clark Terry, Dexter Gordon and Johnny Griffin. In the '80s he toured with Dizzy Gillespie's U.N. band. He also has made several albums as a leader.
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