Rampage ! with Tuxedo Big Band
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This CD features Bob and the Tuxedos in a very special program of Wilber arrangements, mostly of his own compositions, many of them newly minted. The youthful octogenarian of course also joins in as a soloist, on not only his main voices, clarinet and the straight and curved soprano sax, but also on the rather seldom heard alto. The band and Bobby share a love for big band jazz that reflects the musical values of the Swing Era, but the conviction and enthusiasm they bring to their work makes the music sound fresh, not "retro." Thank you, Bob Wilber, for still making great music, a mere 64 years after your recording debut! From the notes byDan Morgenstern, Director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University.
BOB WILBER, clarinet, soprano and alto sax
Nicolas Gardel, Mathieu Haage, Jerome Etcheberry, Benjamin Fernandez, trumpet
Olivier Lacherie, Cyril Dubile, Sebastien Arruti, trombone
Paul Cheron, Stephane Lourties,Francois Penot, Stephane Barbier, Gael Pautric, Pierre-Andre Cuxac, reeds
Henri Cheron, guitar, Didier Datcharry, piano, Pierre-Luc Puig, bass, Guillaume Nouaux, drums
Toulouse, France, December 12 & 13, 2010.
02. Century Plaze
03. How Can You Face Me?
04. Valley of the Sun
05. Freeman's Way
08. Please Clarify
09. Tender Ways of Love, The
10. Rabbit Jumps, The
11. Ghost of the Blues
12. Chasin' the Riff
13. Jonathan's Way
14. Dreaming Butterfly