the empire jazz orchestra

anniversary
   
incl. frank zappa compositions

2003 cd usa ejo-003

recorded live 2002/10/15

william meckley: musical director, conductor
jim corigliano: alto, soprano sax, clarinet, flute, piccolo
lee russo: alto sax, clarinet, flute
leo russo (12): alto sax
keith pray (3, 8, 9, 12): alto, soprano sax
kevin barcomb: tenor sax, clarinet, flute
brian patneaude: tenor, baritone sax, clarinet, flute
brett wery: baritone, tenor sax, bass clarinet, clarinet, flute
pete shaulinski (8, 9): baritone sax
jon bronk, scott thompson, jeff calistri, david friedman, terry gordon: trumpet, flugelhorn
tony speranza (8, 9, 12), vito speranza (8, 9, 12): trumpet
gary barrow, amy giammattei, chris barron, ken deragon: trombone
ken olsen (3, 8, 9): trombone
dan cordell: bass trombone
cliff brucker: piano
nicholas lue (3, 8, 9): piano, keyboard
tony sano: guitar, banjo
otto gardner: bass
bob halek: drums
colleen pratt: vocals

  1. things to come  (dizzy gillespie, gil fuller)
  2. chant of the weed  (don redman)
  3. baby weezer  (daniel barry)
  4. cashmere cutie  (billy strayhorn)
  5. arab dance  (tchaikovsky, arr.gil evans)
  6. goodbye porkpie hat  (charles mingus, arr.sy johnson)
  7. gumba blue  (maria schneider)
  8. toads of the short forest  (frank zappa, arr.ed palermo)
  9. who are the brain police? / holiday in berlin  (frank zappa, arr.ed palermo)
  10. like someone in love  (van heusen and burk, arr.jim corigliano)
  11. i'm beginning to see the light  (ellington, george, hodges, harry, arr.mark taylor)
  12. malaga  (bill holman)