Bob Dorough | The Houston Branch

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The Houston Branch

by Bob Dorough

Usually known for his jazz vocals and Schoolhouse Rock songs, Bob plays mostly here (there are two vocals) with flute & oboe (his daughter & son-in-law, of the Houston Symphony), sax, bass & drums - classical jazz.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Devil May Care
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2. All the Things You Are
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3. Yesterday
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4. Zingaro
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5. One Note Samba
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6. Over the Rainbow
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7. The Spoiler
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8. September Song
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9. Django
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Amazingly enough, jazzman Bob Dorough's only child, Aralee Dorough, became a classical flutist. Nowadays she is the Principal Flutist of The Houston Symphony Orchestra. She is married to Colin Gatwood, second oboist of that orchestra and son of veteran oboist, Elden Gatwood, formerly of The Pittsburgh Symphony. However, Aralee, growing up in Bob's house, often took part in his various projects, including childrens' concerts, pop concerts, and even jazz concerts and also participated in Dorough's famous Schoolhouse Rock (ABC-TV), as singer and piccoloist.
Furthermore, Colin is an admirer of jazz and - well - the kids wanted to record with their famous Dad. Thus came about this CD, "The Houston Branch," featuring the two on flute and oboe/english horn, along with three top Houstonian sidemen. It might be said to be a "crossover" record, with semi-classical treatments of standards, bossa novas, one composition by Aralee and one by Bob. There are only two Bob Dorough vocals (I wanted to emphasize the unusual instrumentation) but he wrote all the arrangements and it is very much a Bob Dorough outing. Try it - you'll like it


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Stephen Glenn

Wow! Must have.
This is like several planets lining up. It doesn't happen very often. Each song is an individual delight that makes this album a must have. The talent packed into this CD is tremendous.

Mary Etta & Ed Moose

The Houston Branch proves we can still hear standards for the first time.
Hey jazz fans,you gotta catch The Houston Branch, and hear Bob Dorough's delightful music times three. He & his gifted family evolve jazz standards with flute and oboe into ravishing new sounds.

Nancey Lobb

Bob Dorough The Houston Branch
I loved the album. I had never heard jazz oboe before. Over the Rainbow is one of the best arrangements I have ever heard.

Great5 CD-Classical cats meet bebop Great!!
This is a wonderful CD and with Bob Dorough as leader it is full of the great talent and musical wonders!!

Great5 CD-Classical cats meet bebop Great!!
This is a wonderful CD and with Bob Dorough as leader it is full of the great talent and musical wonders!!