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A dynamic, swinging set of big band arrangements featuring drummer/composer Jeff Hamilton with the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble in a "live" recording at Chicago's legendary Jazz Showcase. Beautifully crafted arrangements and an electric performance combine to create a recording of note.


Bob Lark, director

Jeff Hamilton, drums (tracks 1 - 6)

Corbin Andrick, alto & soprano saxophones, flute
Billy Wolfe, alto saxophone & flute
Rocky Yera, tenor saxophone & clarinet
Will Brocker, tenor saxophone & clarinet
Mark Hiebert, baritone saxophone & bass clarinet

Chuck Parrish, lead trumpet & flugelhorn
Tim Bales, trumpet & flugelhorn
Marquis Hill, trumpet & flugelhorn
Paul Dietrich, trumpet & flugelhorn
Kazumasa Terashima, trumpet & flugelhorn

Andy Baker, lead trombone
Andrew Thompson, trombone
Andrew Johnston, trombone
Jeff Livorsi, bass trombone

Justin Thomas, vibraphone
Brad Macdonald, piano
Kevin Brown, guitar
Dan Parker, bass
Keith Brooks, drums (tracks 7 & 9)
Nick Kabat, drums (tracks 8 & 10

Artist(s)/Title: Jeff Hamilton with the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble: Time Passes On
Catalog #: JM1059
Songs: Click Here
Album Reviews: Click Here
  1. Shiny Stockings - Listen to clip
  2. Samba de Martelo - Listen to clip
  3. Time Passes On - Listen to clip
  4. The Days Of Wine And Roses - Listen to clip
  5. The Serpent's Tooth - Listen to clip
  6. Back Home Again In Indiana - Listen to clip
  7. Happy Days - Listen to clip
  8. Baby Steps - Listen to clip
  9. Suggestions - Listen to clip
  10. Nature Boy - Listen to clip
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  • A dynamic, swinging set of big band arrangements recorded "live" in concert at Chicago's legendary Jazz Showcase. The intensity and brilliant performance of drummer/composer Jeff Hamilton and the DePaul Jazz Ensemble is beautifully captured, with the audience at the venerable jazz club adding to the electricity and excitement of the moment.
  • Jeff Hamilton is featured as performer and composer with the critically acclaimed DePaul University Jazz Ensemble. Student trumpet soloist Marquis Hill (2012 International Trumpet Guild Jazz Improvisation contest winner) tenor saxophone soloist Rocky Yera (Chicago Union League Jazz Improvisation Contest winner), and arrangers Joseph Clark (DownBeat magazine DeeBee Award) and Thomas Matta (DownBeat award winner) are especially notable.
  • Beautifully crafted arrangements from DePaul students, faculty and alumni includes tunes from the Great American Songbook (Shiny Stockings, The Days Of Wine And Roses, Back Home Again In Indiana, Nature Boy), original tunes by Jeff Hamilton (Samba de Martelo & Time Passes On), and members of the DePaul Jazz Ensemble (Suggestions & Baby Steps).

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