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SWEET RETURN swings down to the last eighth-note, clearly placing Bob Lark and his Alumni Big Band at the top of the genre. The unparalleled swagger and precision of the band is showcased in fresh, newly crafted arrangements of original compositions and tunes from the cannon of jazz literature.

Bob Lark: trumpet & flugelhorn
Brent Turney: trumpet & flugelhorn
Dan Jonas: trumpet & flugelhorn
Marques Carroll: trumpet & flugelhorn
Kirk Garrison: trumpet & flugelhorn
Randy Hamm: alto & soprano saxophones
Glenn Kostur: alto saxophone
Scott Burns: tenor saxophone
Chris Madsen: tenor saxophone
Mark Hiebert: baritone saxophone
Andy Baker: trombone
Tim Coffman: trombone
Craig Sunken: trombone
Thomas Matta: bass trombone
Bob Rummage: drums
Joe Policastro: bass
Michael Stryker: piano (tracks 1-3, 5, 9)
Pete Benson: piano (tracks 4, 6-8, 10)


Artist(s)/Title: Bob Lark and his Alumni Big Band: Sweet Return
Catalog #: JM1068
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Songs
  1. Una Mas - Listen to clip
  2. Bye, Bye Blackbird - Listen to clip
  3. The Maids Of Cadiz - Listen to clip
  4. Take The "A" Train - Listen to clip
  5. Rum Point - Listen to clip
  6. The Last Time I Saw Paris - Listen to clip
  7. A Narrow Path - Listen to clip
  8. The Peacocks - Listen to clip
  9. Old School - Listen to clip
  10. Just You, Just Me/Evidence - Listen to clip
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Review
  1. Brilliant solo interpretations by Trumpeter/leader Bob Lark and the many notable members of the band. Alternately electric and sensuous solos bring unparalleled life to the music. Especially notable soloists are tenor saxophonists Scott Burns and Chris Madsen, alto saxophonists Randy Hamm and Glenn Kostur, pianist Pete Benson, and trombonists Andy Baker and Tim Coffman.
  2. Fresh, beautifully crafted arrangements capture the spirit, swagger and brilliance of Bob Lark and his Alumni Big Band. Ten dynamic works are presented, including arrangements of Una Mas, Bye, Bye Blackbird, The Peacocks, Take The 'A' Train, and The Maids Of Cadiz.






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