A dynamic jazz big band recording that features the solo trumpet and flugelhorn of leader Bob Lark with an ensemble of "young lions"- talented performers, soloists and arrangers - who are a force with which to be reckoned. Reunion is an impressive and provocative big band recording of note.
Bob Lark, trumpet & flugelhorn Brent Turney, trumpet & flugelhorn Dan Jonas, trumpet & flugelhorn Marques Carroll, trumpet & flugelhorn Vance Thompson, trumpet & flugelhorn Kirk Garrison, trumpet & flugelhorn Tim Coffman, trombone Craig Sunken, trombone Dominic Marino, trombone Thomas Matta, bass trombone Dan Nicholson, alto & soprano saxophones Jon Irabagon, alto saxophone & flute Chris Madsen, alto & tenor saxophones Scott Burns, tenor saxophone Glenn Kostur, tenor saxophone Ted Hogarth, baritone saxophone Ryan Cohan, piano Michael Stryker, piano Mike Pinto, guitar Joe Policastro, bass Dana Hall, drums Bob Rummage, drums
Exciting and beautifully crafted arrangements for jazz big band, penned by a host of award winning composers/arrangers, including Thomas Matta, Dominic Marino, Joseph Clark, Mike Pinto, Kirk Garrison & Scott Dickinson.
Saxophonist Jon Irabagon (winner of the 2008 Thelonius Monk Solo Competition), Drummer Dana Hall (member of Terrell Stafford's Quintet), and Pianist Ryan Cohan (Gugenhiem Fellowship recipient & band leader for a U.S. State Department tour) join other dynamic performers who are alumni from the jazz bands led by trumpeter Bob Lark, Director of Jazz Studies at Chicago's DePaul University