Dave Slonaker Big Band

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MUSIC REVIEW BY Larry Hollis, Cadence

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Subtitled arranged and conducted by Dave Slonaker it harkens back to the days when the large group was as much an arrangers vehicle as it was the designated leaders. Peopled by some instantly recognizable names such as Peter Erskine, Bob Shepard, Wayne Bergeron, Clay Jenkins and Bill Reichenbach this organization has "left coast jazz" written all over it. A trombonist/pianist Slonaker has spent much of his career in the studios as an orchestrator for film and television. Except for
the warhorse "It?s Only A Paper Moon" by Yip Harburg & Harold Arlen all the material stems from his prolific pen and like the previous two release, the main soloists are listed under the tune & time. Aside from those already listed there is plenty of space for Bob McChesney, Edwin Livingston, Adam Schroeder, Ron Stout, Brian Scanlon, Alex Iles, Ed Czach & Rob Lockhart to speak their respective pieces. Big band fans that yearn for "in-the-tradition" sounds will dig this.






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