VINCE MENDOZA
CONTENPORARY JAZZ / BIG BAND ORCHESTRA 1985-1987
VINCE MENDOZA
H.I.T. AVENUE RECORDS, 32GD-7022(CD)
(P)(C)1989 FUN HOUSE INC., JAPAN
RECORDED: 1985-1988
RELEASED: FEBRUARY 25, 1989, JAPAN
CREDITS (productions) :
Composed, arranged and conducted by Vince Mendoza, except
"You Must Believe In Spring" composed by Michel Legrand
Produced by Vince Mendoza; Executive Producer: Hiroyoshi Sasaki
Recorded by Michael Delugg at Clinton Recording Studios, New York
"Piano Variations" recorded by Josh Schneider at the Village Recorder, Los Angeles
Digitally mixed by Malcolm Pollack at the Powerstation, New York
Assistant Engineer: Roy Hendrickson
Mastered by Herb Powers at Frankford Wayne Mastering Lab, New York
Photo by Marc Bryan-Brow
Michael Brecker appears courtesy of MCA Impulse; Mike Stern appears courtesy of Atlantic Records
Bob Mintzer and Gerry Niewood appears courtesy of DMP; Peter Erskine plays Yamaha Drums and Zildjian Cymbals
CREDITS (musicians) :
tenor saxophone soloist: Michael Brecker
woodwinds: Lawrence Feldman(on 3,6), Gerry Niewood(on 2,3,5,6,7),
Dave Tofani(on 2,5), Lou Marini(on 7),
Bob Mintzer(on 2,3,5,6,7), George Young(on 2,3,7),
Bob Malach(on 3,6), Wally Kane(on 2,5,7),
Roger Rosenberg(on 3,6)
french horn: Jerry Peel(on 1,4), Bob Carlisle on 1,4), John Clark(on 1,4)
trumpet: Marvin Stamm, Bob Millikan, Joe Mosello(on 2,3,5,7),
Randy Brecker(on 2,3,5,6,7), Laurie Frink(on 2,3,5,6,7)
trombone: Jim Pugh(on 2,3,5,6,7), Wayne Andre(on 2,3,5,6,7),
Chris Seiter(on 2,5,7)
bass trombone: George Moran
tuba: Dave Braynard(on 1,3,4,6)
piano: Don Grolnick(on 1,3,4,6), Jim McNeely(on 2,5,7)
guitar: Mike Stern(on 1,3,4,6), Chuck Loeb(on 2,5,7)
electric bass: Will Lee(on 2,3,5,6,7)
acoustic bass: Lincoln Goines(on 1,4)
drums: Peter Erskine
synthesizer porgramming: Jim Beard(on 3)
computer sequencing: Vince Mendoza
TRACKS (total time 51:08) :
1. The Big Picture (5:53)
soloists: Mike Stern, guitar; Michael Brecker, tenor saxophoneophone
2. Bossa Antigua (6:38)
soloists: Jim McNeely, piano; Bob Mintzer, tenor saxophone
3. Flüda-Boo (8:34)
soloists: Bob Mintzer, tenor saxophone; Don Grolnick, piano; Mike Stern, guitar
4. You Must Believe In Spring (6:30)
soloists: Michael Brecker, tenor saxophone; Don Grolnick, piano
5. Alban's Last Visit (6:50)
soloists: Dave Tofani, soprano saxophone; Chuck Loeb, guitar; Gerry Niewood, flute
6. Hemiola City (6:15)
soloists: Mike Stern, guitar; Randy Brecker, trumpet; Bob Mintzer, tenor saxophone
7. Scherzo (5:58)
soloists: Randy Brecker, trumpet; Peter Erskine, drums
8. Piano Variations (4:13)
1. Theme / 2. Couperin / 3. Glenn Gould / 4. Messiaen / 5. Ballanchine / 6. Joses a Paris
7. Webern / 8. Zawinul / 9. Liszt / 10. Satie / 11. Apotheose
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