Release Date: 07/01/12
Hosted by Helen Borgers from KJZZ, this night at Catalina's was magical!!...No overdubs / no edits - this is TOTALLY LIVE! from some of the top players around... The responsive audience of fans and enthusiasts were treated to this single set, but it was, as you'll hear, more than satisfying. Simply the best, echoed many!!<br><br>'What they all have in common is a swing that combines the Cool School matched with enough dissonance to keep the audience on their toes, as the arrangements are always creative. Norman's band members (many who also play with Bill Holman) are talented enough to take on tough charts...This little' big band is a treat to the ears. It shows that these LA-based session men can hold their own with their Big Apple contemporaries.' -Audiophile Audition '...these gentlemen will always deliver a topnotch performance, as indeed they do ... groove-drenched ...through the ingenious ensemble piece(s)...the ensemble can't resist the urge to swing.' <br>-allaboutjazz.com <br><br>TRACK LISTING: <br>Disc 1<br>1. Helen Borges Introduction(2:30)<br>2. I'm Dig(4:25)<br>3. All Blues(11:08)<br>4. The Outlaw and Middle Jazz(8:18)<br>5. Hymn to Her(5:30)<br>6. Frothy(6:29)<br>7. Stolen Moments(7:25)<br><br>Disc 2<br>1. Tumbling Tumble Weed(8:14)<br>2. Night in Tunisia(6:20)<br>3. Nature Boy(10:29)<br>4. Robin's Nest(6:55)<br>5. A Joyful Noise(6:58)<br>6. Theme and Variations(2:25)<br>
|Label: MAMA Records|
|Run Time: 80 mins|
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