Present Perfect

Present Perfect

by Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass

CD

Overview

The Boss Brass has always featured some of the finest jazz-oriented session players from Toronto, Canada. Valve trombonist Rob McConnell's swinging arrangements give the orchestra its own personality, as can be heard on this obscure Pausa LP, which was originally put out by the European MPS label. The band performs fresh versions of three swing-era standards (including "You Took Advantage of Me"), a lesser-known tune, and a couple of McConnell originals, including "The Waltz I Blew for You." The key soloists include trumpeters Guido Basso and Sam Noto, altoists Jerry Toth and Moe Koffman, Rick Wilkins and Eugene Amaro on tenors, guitarist Ed Bickert, and McConnell (who is featured on "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"). Worth searching for, as are virtually all of the recordings by this very consistent big band.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/2014
Label: Mps-Jazz
UPC: 4029759097280
catalogNumber: 209728

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass   Primary Artist
Ed Bickert   Guitar,Rhythm,Soloist,Group Member
Rob McConnell   Valve Trombone,Soloist
Dave McMurdo   Bass Trombone,Group Member
Don Thompson   Bass,Rhythm,Soloist,Group Member
Moe Koffman   Flute,Reeds,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Soloist,Piccolo Flute,Group Member
Sam Noto   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Group,Soloist
Guido Basso   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Soloist,Group Member
Eugene Amaro   Clarinet,Flute,Reeds,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist,Group Member
Dave Caldwell   Flute,Reeds,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Group Member
Arnie Chycoski   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Lead,Group Member
James Dale   Piano,Electric Piano,Rhythm,Group Member
Ron Hughes   Bass Trombone,Group Member
Bob Livingston   Trombone,Lead,Group Member
Ian McDougall   Trombone,Soloist,Lead,Group Member
George Stimpson   French Horn,Group Member
Jerry Toth   Clarinet,Flute,Reeds,Alto Saxophone,Soloist,Group Member
Erich Traugott   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Group Member
Brad Warnaar   French Horn,Group Member
Rick Wilkins   Clarinet,Reeds,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist,Group Member
Dave Woods   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Group Member
Marty Morrell   Percussion,Rhythm,Group Member
Terry Clarke   Drums,Rhythm,Soloist,Group Member

Technical Credits

John Tropea   Composer
Rob McConnell   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Martin Cook   translation
David Greene   Producer,Engineer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Erich Traugott   Assistant Leader
Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer   Executive Producer
Lajos Keresztes   Cover Photo
Michael Behr   Cover Design
Schulz   Artwork
David Spinoza   Composer
Schröder   Artwork
Hans Hielscher   Liner Notes

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