In memory of Johnny Peret

In memory of Johnny Peret
In memory of my friend Johnny Peret, vibist, drummer, accordeonist extraordinaire

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

SHUFFLUPHAGASS

CSULA JAZZ ENSEMBLE
DIRECTED BY ROBERT CURNOW
"CRUSADE"
LP CSULA 579      USA 1980  (Private pressing)


Superb contemporary big band LP recorded by the California State University Jazz Ensemble in 1979 (LP released in 1980).  The first track – Crusade – is an absolute killer full of congas and solid drumming.  Other favorites are Les Hooper’s Shuffluphagass, Jeff Holmes’ Manstae II and Bob Curnow’s Tenth Planet.  The spirit of Stan Kenton is never far, no surprise considering Curnow's closeness to Kenton.



Side A
A1.      Crusade          composed and arranged by Bill Holman.
            Soloists:         drums: Gregg Hall
                                   trombone: Eric Jorgensen
                                   congas: Andy Webster
A2.      Of Another Time       composed and arranged by Bob Curnow
            Soloists:         vibes: Andy Webster
                                   flugelhorn: Bob Taylor
A3.      Manstae II      composed and arranged by Jeff Holmes
            Soloists:         soprano sax: Gary Bias
                                   trumpet: Bob Taylor


Side B
B1.      Shuffluphagass          composed and arranged by Les Hooper
            Soloists:         trumpet: Larry Gillespie
                                   trombone: Rocky Robles
                                   flute: Howard Cespedes
                                   tenor sax: Jim Pollock
                                   piano: Sam Garcia
B2.      A Time For Love       composed by Jonny Mandel / arranged by Hank Levy
            Soloists:         flugelhorn: Tony Mack
B3.      The Tenth Planet        composed and arranged by Bob Curnow
            Soloists:         soprano sax: Gary Bias
                                   trumpet: Bob Taylor
                                   bass: Larry Muradian
                                   the trumpet section
                                   piano: Sam Garcia




Personnel
Woodwinds
Gary Bias: alto (lead)
Kennan Miller: alto
Howard Cespedes: tenor
Jim Pollock: tenor
Robin Taniguchi: baritone
Trumpets
Tony Mack (lead) / Bob Taylor / Larry Gillespie /Jan Kendrick / Tony Martinez
Trombone
Eric Jorgensen (lead) / Rocky Robles / Neal Finn / Blaine Herbert
Tuba
Jim Paoletti
Rhythm
Sam Garcia: piano
Larry Muradian: bass
Gregg Hall: drums
Andy Webster: percussion



Recorded May 12, 1979 at the United/Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA






UPDATED LINK 18/07/17

10 comments:

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  2. Pretty amazing arrangers; Holman, Hooper, Curnow! Can' t wait to hear this. Thanks, Boogieman, for another forgotten treasure.

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  3. Whoa, that Manstae II is a killer! Not to mention Gary Bias! Thanks so much for the share, great stuff here.
    cheers

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  4. what a post …. thanks thanks thanks...

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  5. Thanks a lot for this superb treat - and it even comes with vinyl noise to make you feel completely immersed in that fabulous musical decade :-)

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  6. College Albums are often intriguin. I have one with John Pattitucci playing bass.
    Might you have the North Texas State recording with Lyle Mays in the band? They do something called Sir Garwein and the Green Knight. Thanks for your great music shares.

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    1. That's what I thought too! Better hurry DL it as Zippyshare links don't last long.

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  8. UPDATED LINK:
    https://www.mediafire.com/?ksd5n1zpssqsjbo

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