Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine | It's About Time

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It's About Time

by Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine

Big Band Jazz of a new generation featuring world class guest artists and contemporary sounding arrangements.
Genre: Jazz: Big Band
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1. Perdido
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2. American Gothic (feat. Steve Steinberg)
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6:01 $0.99
3. Some Other Time (feat. Janet Hammer)
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4:50 $0.99
4. The Salt Shaker (feat. Dean Brown & Bernie Dresel)
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5. Go 'way Moon (feat. Bill Cantos, Janet Hammer & Nathan Fry)
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5:04 $0.99
6. Four On Six (feat. Dean Brown)
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7. Sally "O" (feat. Eric Marienthal)
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8. That Old Black Magic (feat. Nathan Fry)
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9. The Epitome of the Ballad
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10. Softly as in a Morning Sunrise (feat. Gilbert Castellanos)
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11. When the Sun Comes Out (feat. Janet Hammer)
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12. Glory, Glory (feat. Wayne Bergeron)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The 18 piece Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine, a 34 year fixture on the San Diego, CA. jazz scene, voted Best Big Band in San Diego. This 4th CD of this great band features guest artists Wayne Bergeron, Eric Marienthal, Bernie Dresel, Bill Cantos, Dean Brown and Gilbert Castellanos and stellar compositions by Alan Baylock, Chris Braymen, Rob Vuono Jr, Mike Crotty, Peter Herbolzheimer, Bill Cantos, Ray Brown, Tom Garling and Maynard Ferguson. Two highlight tracks on this CD are a previously unrecorded and newly discovered composition by the late Maynard Ferguson entitled, "Glory Glory" featuring the trumpet of MF alum, Wayne Bergeron and a previously unrecorded composition in North America by the late Peter Herbolzheimer, entitled Sally "O" featuring saxophonist Eric Marienthal.


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Steve Conrad

It IS about time!
I thoroughly enjoyed this CD. It features a nice variety of big band jazz styles and arrangements. Steve Steinberg, Dean Brown, Eric Marienthal, and Wayne Bergeron are all standout soloists on the album. It also features some lovely vocals from Janet Hammer, my personal favorite feature of hers being Some Other Time.

This album contains a handful of tunes arranged and/or composed by the underappreciated, Chris Braymen. The Salt Shaker is a very nice original that flows effortlessly through a variety of Latin rhythmic styles.

The CD culminates in what is the highlight for me, Glory, Glory, co-composed by Chris Braymen and the late, great Maynard Ferguson. This tune was previously unrecorded! Wayne Bergeron is featured and does a masterful job of bringing back the spirit of Maynard. Listening to this transported me back to my youth and the fantastic feeling of listening to a new Maynard Ferguson recording. This tune alone makes this CD a must buy for all Maynard fans.