Bock's sound is full and emotive, with little vibrato and more than a hint of burr on occasion; he is facile throughout the instrument's range.
Trombonist Stan Bock puts together an ensemble of Portland's elite musicians for a dynamic ensemble featuring Thara Memory, Warren Rand, George Mitchell, Dave Captien and Mel Brown.
1. Night Flight From Nairobi 4:26
2. I Thought About You 7:03
3. Ah Que Linda 5:17
4. Ms. Bea Goes To Tea 5:46
5. Stanadelic 4:00
6. Reflections 3:36
7. Sho Žnuff Did 5:53
8. Gabby's Getaway 4:27
9. Unauthorized Funk 7:48
10. Escapee 7:29
11. Straight, No Chaser 5:26
12. Groovin' With J.R. 4:20
Stan Bock Ensemble
STAN BOCK - trombone, euphonuim (9,10)
THARA MEMORY - trumpet
WARREN RAND - alto sax
RENATO CARANTO - tenor sax
JATTIK CLARK - tuba (1,4,5,9)
GEORGE MITCHELL - piano & hammond B-3 organ
DAVE CAPTIEN - acoustic bass & 5-string electric bass
MEL BROWN - drums
CATON LYLES - congas (3,8)
recorded on September 6 & 7, 2002 at FALCON STUDIOS, Portland, OR.
recording engineer: DENNIS CARTER
produced by PAUL MAZZIO
mixed by PAUL MAZZIO, STAN BOCK & DENNIS CARTER
mastered by JOHN GOLDEN on November 11, 2002 at John Golden Mastering, Ventura, CA.
group photo by DICK BOGEL
cover photo & city-scape photos by JOHN VOLLMER
layout & design by JOHN BISHOP/OriginArts
All About Jazz (J. Robert Bragonier )
The Stan Bock Ensemble | OA2 Records Trombonist Stan Bock grew up with the music of horn bands like Blood, Sweat and Tears, Chicago, and the Motown groups. Although exposed early to classic jazz, swing, and the big bands by his music teacher father, he gravitated away from his early heroes (Tommy Dorsey and Urbie Green) and towards Wayne Henderson ...
Jazz Review (Stan T. Nunn)
Throughout its daunting and often storied existence, jazz has always managed to hold its own, in spite of the highs and lows of controversy. The music has done so by providing innovation, culturally rich enhancements and some of the most prolific musicians to have ever graced the planet. One of those individuals who has captured jazz's rich 100-plu ...
The Oregonian (Lynn Darroch)
Everyone likes a story about a dream come true. It's especially appealing when, as local musicians will say, it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. It took trombonist and composer Stan Bock more than 20 years to realize his dream of becoming a full-time jazz player. With the release of his new CD and work with the Portland area's top m ...
Willamette Week (Zach Dundas)
First, you call your album Night Grooves, which--face it--carries hefty cheese potential. Not bad in and of itself, but the danger abides. Then you decide to write most of the songs yourself. And this is jazz we're dealing with a genre relentlessly (to its own detriment) enamored of standards. But why not throw in a few covers, too? And why not ...
All Music Guide (Scott Yanow)
On this set, trombonist Stan Bock leads a combo comprised of talented local musicians based in Oregon. Their music is primarily straight-ahead, occasionally funky, and usually fitting into the genres of hard bop and soul-jazz. None of the musicians are particularly well-known outside of Oregon, but they are fine players. The music, which with a few ...