Vince Norman / Joe McCarthy Big Band

Words Cannot Express

OA2 22035

“This is an awesome ensemble on all counts: writing, soloing and swinging...”
Ed Soph

Multi-instrumentalist Vince Norman and drummer Joe McCarthy gather together some of the finest big band players on the eastern seaboard to create a creative and swinging album of modern jazz. Part big band and part small group workings, the album balances the intensity of the big band with wide open improvisations on nine original compositions by Vince Norman.

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TRACKS:

1 Tadd's Delight 5:27
2 South of Capricorn 6:59
3 Remember Me When... 6:24
4 Words Cannot Express 5:16
5 Where's My Hasenpfeffer? 6:20
6 El Oto"o 6:14
7 Voo Zsa Day 4:31
Suite Baby Ray:
8 I Left My Baby in Baltimore 6:26
9 Back to Bayview 6:21
10 Coming Home 4:50

PRODUCTION:

Produced by JOE McCARTHY & VINCE NORMAN
Recorded at BIAS STUDIOS, Springfield, VA, October 1, 2005
Sextet recorded March 14, 2006
Recorded and mixed by BOB DAWSON
Mastered by AIRSHOW MASTERING, Springfield, VA
Cover art by TRACY MacEWAN
Design & layout by JOHN BISHOP

PERFORMERS:

The Vince Norman / Joe McCarthy Big Band:

STEVE WILLIAMS - Reeds
ANDY AXELRAD - Reeds
TEDD BAKER - Reeds
BEN BOKOR - Reeds
FRED WOLFE - Reeds

SARAH ECKMAN - Piccolo

PAUL STEPHENS - Trumpet
PAUL ARMSTRONG - Trumpet
NICK COOPER - Trumpet
TIM STANLEY - Trumpet
GREG REESE - Trumpet

BEN PATTERSON - Trombone
CHRIS BUCKHOLZ - Trombone
JEFF MARTIN - Trombone
MAJOR BAILEY - Trombone

JEFF REECER - Guitar
VINCE NORMAN - Piano
MAX MURRAY - Bass
JOE McCARTHY - Drums/perc/congas

Also:
Gary Malvaso - guitar
Harry Appleman - piano
Vince Norman - saxophones/clarinet

REVIEWS:

Cadence, Oct-Dec 2007 (Jack Bowers)
The Vince Norman / Joe McCarthy Big Band bears more than a passing resemblance in a number of ways to the Taylor / Fidyk Big Band. First, it is also from the DC area; second, it is co-led by a splendid drummer (McCarthy) and resourceful arranger (Norman); and third, its sidemen were recruited by and large from the area's armed services bands(I counted four each from the Airmen of Note and Army Jazz Ambassadors, three from the Navy Commodores). The overriding similarity is that, like Taylor / Fid...

 

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