Big Sofa And The Lazy Boys | Al Fresco

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Al Fresco

by Big Sofa And The Lazy Boys

Jazz and swing to jump and jive.
Genre: Jazz: Big Band
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2. I've Got a Girl
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3. Fall with Me
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4. Presto
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5. Yankee Doodle Boy
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6. Mack the Knife
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7. That New Orleans Beat
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8. Lulu's Back in Town
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9. Basically Basie
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10. Ballarina Waltz
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11. Lulu's Back in Town (Backporch Version)
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12. Ballerina Waltx (With Strings)
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13. Fall with Me (Sax Version)
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Big Sofa and the Lazy Boys - Al Fresco

Come and feast, al fresco, on the second studio cd from the biggest band in Nashville! Sink your teeth into some tasty and timeless Big Band standards, and then fill up on (and fall in love with) new originals--instant classics with that big band swing you and jump blues you hunger for!

The Band
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, the full 19-piece band features four arrangers, a director, three singers, 13 horns, and rhythm section. Scaled-down configurations of Big Sofa and the Lazy Boys play around Nashville's smaller venues.

John Cheek - vocals, executive producer
Quentin Ware - producer, director, arranger, trumpet
Pat Bergeson - guitar
Pat Coil - piano
Bob Mater - drums
Danny O'Lannerghty - bass

Saxophones:
Doug Moffet
John Balut
Mark Douthit
Richard Griffin
Jeff Coffin

Trombones:
Barry Green
Roy Agee
Chris McDonald
Chris Dunn

Trumpets:
Steve Patrick
Vinny Ciesielski
Jim Williamson
Mike Casteel

The Nashville String Machine:
Carl gorodetsky - contractor

violins:
Conni Ellisor - concertmistress
Pam Sixfin - concertmistress
Dave Davidson
Mary K. Vanosdale
Dave Angell
Cate Myer
Karen Winkelmann
Carrie Bailey
Janet Darnall
Stefan Petruscu

viola:
Gary Vanosdale
Jim Grosjean

celli:
Carole Rabinowitz
Kirsten Cassell

Special Guests:
Paula James Chavis - vocals - Yankee Doodle Boy
Charlie Chadwick - bass - Basically Basie
Darryl Dybka - piano - That New Orleans Beat, Mack the Knife
Kirby Sheldstad - marimba - I've Got a Girl


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Laura Pursell

Timeless Swing
Music after my own heart! I've worked with many of the musicians on this album, and it's so refreshing to hear the Nashville String Machine in this setting. I haven't had the opportunity to hear this band live, but when I get back to Nashville, you better believe I'll look for them. The New Orleans-flavored soulful vocals of John Cheek remind me a little of Jack Sheldon. Phenomenal playing by Pat Coil, flying guitar work from Pat Berguson, and a showcase for drummer Bob Mater's versatility. Definitely music to get your "swing" on...!

F Austin

Big Sofa and the Lazy Boys - Al Fresco
John Cheek (may he rest in peace) was my cousin... and a darn fine R&B vocalist too! This is some wild blues swing music! Get both of his albums, you won't regret it. Awesome!