Band of Bones brings you swinging arrangements, great soloists, classic tunes, and originals. Modeled after the great J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding group, with a hint of the Basie Band, and our own unique stamp. We guarantee you haven't heard a sound like this since Jay & Kai over fifty years ago! Here is a list of the personnel:
Leader, trombone, flute, & percussion: Dave Chamberlain
Trombones: Bruce Eidem, Charley Gordon, Nate Mayland, Mike Lormond, Matt McDonald, Bob Suttmann
Bass trombones: Max Seigel and Dale Turk
Piano: Kenny Ascher
Bass: Dick Sarpola
Drums: Mike Campenni
Congas & cowbells: Chembo Corniel
Every fourth blue moon somebody creates a sound that demands attention. Such is the case with Dave Chamberlain's "Band of Bones," a debut CD featuring 14 wonderfully inventive and swinging songs. With eight trombones and a sensational rhythm section, "Band of Bones" is both percussive, rhythmic, and just plain fun!
-- Doug McIntyre
Host, Red Eye Radio
77 WABC New York City
Great arrangements by JJ, Wayne Andre, Dick Lieb, as well as Nate Mayland, Bob Suttmann, James Zeller, and Dave Chamberlaon. Add to that swinging originals by Bill Whited (Bonin') and Kenny Ascher (Love Again). Band of Bones includes standards like Stardust, It's Allright with Me, Getting Sentimental over You, and Girl from Ipanema as well as jazz classics like Night in Tunisia, Bolivia, and the Latin-jazz chestnut El Manisero (Peanut Vender.)
Read what these prominent musicians have said about the Band of Bones:
"What fantastic arrangements! This recording makes the listener appreciate the beauty and majesty of the sound of the trombone in an ensemble setting. Check it out!"
---Steve Turre, 12- time Downbeat Critic's Poll Winner
---Saturday Night Live Band
"I love the CD. It's smokin'!"
---Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
"Man, the music is fantastic! It really reminds me of JJ & Kay and Tutti's Trombones that I adored as a kid. Excellent writing!"
---6-time Downbeat Critic's Poll Winner
"What's old is new again, especially when it's better than the original! Wow, great blowing!"
---Jay Leno Tonight Show Band
"Band of Bones is a swinging, sliding, sliphorn celebration...a must listen for anyone interested in the past, present, and future of jazz trombone!"
---Eddie Palmieri Orchestra
"You guys sure did your homework! It sounds great! All the guys really play wonderfully!"
---Count Basie Orchestra
"One of the most refreshing recordings I've heard in a long time!"
---Rahsaan Roland Kirk Orchestra
"I love this CD! The charts and performances are brilliant throughout. This is a wonderfully swinging and exciting CD!"
---Ed Palermo Orchestra (Zappa Big Band)