Preview of the new MBBJE CD:

We'd like to introduce our new album "Live at the Legion - Best of Big Band Open Mic".  Let's start with the album art, which one reputable critic has called "Totally awesome!"

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Track Listings/ Credits:

1 Sing,Sing,Sing (Louis Prima; trans. Jeff Hest)  - Solos - Jay Boehmer (Drums); Gary Martin (Clarinet)

2 Love Is Here To Stay (George/Ira Gershwin; arr. Dave Wolpe) - Vocals - Elizabeth Martins

3 Pennies From Heaven (Johnny Burke/Arthur Johnston; arr. Neal Hefti) - Vocals - Sam Broverman ;Solo - John Frias (Tenor Sax)

4 Cry Me A River (Arthur Hamilton; arr. Bert van Cruchten) - Vocals - Kate Unger

5 Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress (Charles Mingus; arr. Rob Boniface) - Solos - James Poulos (Trumpet); Jackie (Tenor Sax)

6 I've Got The World On A String (Harold Alden/Ted Koehler; arr. Dave Wolpe) - Vocals - Suzanne McKenney 
7 Trav'lin'Light (John Mercer/Jim Mundy/Trummie Young; arr. David Berger) - Vocals - Denise Leslie; Solo - Mitch Smith (Trombone)
8 After The Lovin' (Alan Bernstein/Richard Ziegler; arr. Walt Stuart) - Vocals - Tristan Alexander
9 Manteca (Gil Fuller/Dizzie Gillespie/Pozo Gonzales; arr. Mike Tomaro) - Solo - John Frias (Tenor Sax)
10 Satin Doll (Duke Ellington/John Mercer/Billy Strayhorn; arr. Sammy Nestico)- Solos - James Poulos (Trumpet); Rob Boniface (Piano); John Frias (Tenor Sax)
11 Fever (Eddie Cooley/John Davenport; arr. Roger Holmes) - Vocals - Carolyn Dawe
12 Teach Me Tonight (Sammy Cahn/Gene Paul; arr. Dave Wolpe) - Vocals - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Solo - John Frias (Tenor Sax)
13 Nice And Easy (Alan Bergman/Marilyn Bergman/Lew Spence; arr. Nelson Riddle) - Vocals - Roger Wyatt
14 Up From The Skies (Jimi Hendrix; arr. Gil Evans/Rob Boniface) - Solos - Jackie (Tenor Sax); Wayne Ferrell (Guitar)

15 How High The Moon (Nancy Hamilton/William Lewis; arr. Jerry Nowak) - Vocals - Faith Amour
16 Strangers In The Night (Bert Kaempfert/Charles Singleton/Eddie Snyder; arr. Ernie Freeman) - Vocals - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
17 You Can Leave Your Hat On (Randy Newman; arr. Carlos Marques) - Vocals - Whitney Ross-Barris
18 Poultry Guest (Les Hooper; arr. Hooper) - Solos - Rick Estrella (Trumpet); Gary Martin (Alto Sax); John Frias (Tenor Sax)

*** Dana Kimpel plays alto on Tracks 1,3,4,5,6,7,12,14,16,18
      John Nicholson plays alto on Tracks 2,8,9,10,11,13,17

Downloads are available on iTunes/Apple Music:   itunes1 100


If you want your own "hardcopy" of the CD, it's yours for $15 plus postage... 

Just contact Rob here to arrange.