Vince Norman / Joe McCarthy Big Band

Words Cannot Express

OA2 22035

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This is an awesome ensemble on all counts: writing, soloing and swinging...
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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.


Track Listing:

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 Otono 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

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

Production Info:

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


Reviews of Words Cannot Express

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 coun ...

Kobe Jazz - Japan (Tatsumi Tetsuya)
Vince Norman is a multi-instrumentalist / composer / arranger who plays the piano and woodwinds, Joe McCarthy, the co-leader, is the drummer. Out of the 10 tracks, there is a track of the sextet is three songs, Vince is a piano in the big band, the combo has played the saxophone class. The first track of "Tadd's Delight" is a masterpiece of ...







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