by Randy Sandke



Because Randy Sandke is best known as a swing trumpeter, this CD is a bit of a surprise; it features such highly individual modernists as the outrageous trombonist Ray Anderson, tenor great Michael Brecker, altoist Chris Potter, and multi-instrumentalist Scott Robinson, who is heard sticking to tenor on the several selections where he appears. As it turns out, Sandke had gone to school with Anderson and Brecker and is a much more flexible trumpeter than one might have thought. Joined by a talented rhythm section comprised of pianist Ted Rosenthal, bassist John Goldsby and drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Sandke leads his unusual group through a variety of material ranging from a version of "Lullaby of Broadway" that often simulates a traffic jam, a cooking "Jordu" and four of his originals to the Bix Beiderbecke-associated "Oh Miss Hannah." This set is full of surprises (check out the baroque beginning of "Jordu") and there is plenty of space for each of Sandke's sidemen. Despite all of the potential competition, it is to his credit that Randy Sandke is not all overshadowed on his stimulating set from Concord.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/21/1995
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0013431464228
catalogNumber: 4642

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Randy Sandke   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Ray Anderson   Trombone
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Ted Rosenthal   Piano
Marvin "Smitty" Smith   Drums
Scott Robinson   Tenor Saxophone
John Goldsby   Bass
Chris Potter   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Phil Edwards   Remixing
John Goldsby   Contributor
Carl Jefferson   Producer
Randy Sandke   Arranger,Liner Notes
Dave Baker   Engineer
Kent Judkins   Art Direction
David Baker   Engineer
Jessie Deppen   Composer
Thekla Hollingsworth   Composer

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