Label: Big Ol' Records
Giddyup!; Pocono Git-Down; Tonight, We Tango; Wonderful Tonight; The Old Chief's Lookout; Metroliner; The Witching Hour; Mambo Over the Mountain; The Way You Make Me Feel
Rick Hirsch: composer, arranger, conductor, tenor saxophone (tracks 3,6); Tim Powell: alto & soprano saxophones; Kate Anderson: alto saxophone; Greg Johnson: tenor & soprano saxophones; Pete BarenBregge: tenor saxophone; Oliver Fairley: baritone saxophone; Eddie Severn: trumpet & flugelhorn; Brent Turney: trumpet & flugelhorn; Dale Orris: trumpet & flugelhorn; Barry Long: trumpet & flugelhorn; Jim McFalls: trombone; Dan Weiner: trombone; Jay Vonada: trombone; Wes Thompson: trombone; Steve Rudolph: piano, Rhodes, Wurlitzer; Jeff Beck: electric bass; Kevin Lowe: drums; Tim Breon: guitar; Bob Velez: percussion; James Witherite: Hammond B3 & Nord; Agatha Wang: piano (track 7); Alex Meixner: accordion (track 3)
Here's the long-overdue debut album by one of the leading (and good-humored) jazz composers of his generation. Jazz can be fun after all.
- Pocono Git-Down by Jack Bowers