On the Sammy Side of the Street

On the Sammy Side of the Street
Item# CD-6
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Product Description

My previous CDs have consisted mainly of original tunes interspersed with a few standards. I thought it might be a pleasant change to play predominately vintage standards, dressed up with some fresh harmonic clothes. I like the simplicity of gems like “Bye Bye Blues”, “On the Sunny Side of the Street” and “Rose Room”. For those whose tender age prevents the recollection of such treasures. I think it is worth introducing them to you. Their simple elegance provided an opportunity to work with melody and harmony, rather than some repetitive rhythm and illusive image. For me, melody has always been “King”. Having never seen the music, the orchestra recorded thirteen arrangements (70 minutes) in ten hours; an amazing accomplishment. Add a large measure of individual artistry from this stellar collection of musicians, and you can understand what a pleasure it has been for me. This CD provided a canvas for my big band roots; recording the tunes I grew up with, surrounded by the musicians I love.

Track Listing:
1. Bye Bye Blues
2. Bustling
3. Smile
4. Two Sides Of The Coin
5. The Shadow Of Your Smile
6. Rose Room
7. Emily
8. Free Flight #2
9. In A Sentimental Mood
10. Surrey With A Fringe On Top
11. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
12. D'ann
13. American Spice
14. Ya Gotty Try ... Harder