Live 2005 Redux
LIVE 2005! REDUX - MIKE BARONE BIG BAND Recorded live on September 25, 2005 at the Rosalie & Alva Performance Gallery, San Pedro, California Rhubarb Recordings #108 - CD release October 6, 2010 NEW! I have decided to "Redux" our "Live 2005!" for several reasons. I can mix and edit much better than five years ago with improved FX. Some of the tracks have been shortened for airplay as they were too long to begin with. I can now include the Bonus Track* Grand Central. The result is a much higher quality recording. Sixteen-piece big band with featured soloists Ernie Watts, Kim Richmond, Vince Trombetta, Keith Bishop, Jennifer Hall (saxophones). Steve Huffsteter (trumpet). John Proulx (piano). Chris Conner (bass) and leader Mike Barone on (trombone). Mike Barone, composer, arranger and trombonist wrote over 300 compositions and arrangements for the Tonight Show Band. Mike came to LA in 1959 where he began writing and playing with the bands of Louie Bellson, Gerald Wilson, and Terry Gibbs. In 1962 he recorded with Lalo Schifrin and the Dizzy Gillespie quintet, and later played with them at the Monterey Jazz Festival. His many writing and playing credits include: Quincy Jones, Hank Mancini, John Williams, Bill Conte, Frank Rosolino, Maynard Ferguson, Ernie Watts, Dave Grusin, Phil Collins and Bud Shank. Mike has written for the Academy Awards since 1987 and more recently in 2000, 01, 03 and 05. Mike is actively composing and arranging for the Mike Barone Big Band which rehearses weekly in Hollywood. THE SONGS: THE BAND: 1. When You're Smiling 5:22 (M. Fisher/J. Goodwin/L. Shay) Ernie Watts, tenor solo. Lee Thornburg, lead trumpet. 2. How Deep Is The Ocean 6:38 (Irving Berlin) Kim Richmond, alto solo. Lee Thornburg, lead trumpet. 3. As Time Goes By 6:05 (Herman Hupfeld) Steve Huffsteter, trumpet solo. Lee Thornburg, lead trumpet 4. Friends 4:12 (Chick Corea) Ernie Watts, tenor solo. Pete DeSiena, lead trumpet. 5. Grungee Bungee 4:35 (Mike Barone) Jennifer Hall, baritone solo. Pete DeSiena, lead trumpet. 6. Cette Chose 7:01 (Bobby Jaspar) Keith Bishop, soprano solo, Chris Conner, bass solo. Mike Barone, trombone solo. Lee Thornburg, lead trumpet. 7. Darktown Strutters Ball 5:45 (Shelton Brooks) Vince Trombetta, tenor solo. Pete DeSiena, lead trumpet. 8. Love Locked Out 6:40 (Ray Noble/Max Kester) Keith Bishop, alto solo. Pete DeSiena, lead trumpet. 9. Road Kill 7:56 (Mike Barone) John Proulx, piano solo. Ernie Watts, tenor solo. Lee Thornburg, lead trumpet. 10. Lament 8:31 (J.J. Johnson) Vince Trombetta, tenor solo. Mike Barone, trombone solo. Lee Thornburg, lead trumpet. 11.*Grand Central 5:30 (John Coltrane) Ernie Watts and Vince Trombetta, tenor solos. Lee Thornburg, lead trumpet. All musical arrangements written and produced by Mike Barone "Well-crafted and imaginative, Mike Barone's arrangements and compositions are consistently intriguing." Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times.