Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Swingchronicity / Live at the Jazz Showcase

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Swingchronicity / Live at the Jazz Showcase

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Phil Woods & The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble

Swingchronicity

Jazzed Media JM1029

Bob Lark (director,flghn) Phil Woods (as) Don Jones, Gerald Bailey, Justin Surdyn, Joe Clark, Jeff Kienstra (tpts) Bryant Scott, Ryan Kienstra, Andrew Zelm, Brian Honsberger (tbns) Nick Mazzarella, Lena Lien (as,ss,fl) Anthony Bruno (ts,fl) Drew Pierson (ts,cl) Rick Deja (bars,bs cl) Ben Dockery (pno) Scott Hesse (gtr) Justin Thomas (vibes) Cory Biggerstaff (bs) Lawrence Hoskin (dms) Recorded at Jazz Showcase, Chicago, IL - May 16, 17 & 18, 2006. TT: 71:30

I'm Getting Sentimental Over You/Stockholm Sweetin'/Never Let Me Go/It's You Or No One/Along Came Betty/The Quintessence/Rosenwind/Norwegian Summer/Skittish/Recessions

The Bob Lark - Phil Woods Quintet

Live at the Jazz Showcase

Jazzed Media JM1038

Bob Lark (tpt/flghn) Phil Woods (as) Jim McNeely (pno) Steve Gilmore (bs) Bill Goodwin (dms) Recorded at Jazz Showcase, Chicago, IL - May 19 & 20, 2006

Ravenswood/Mad Dan's/Cathy's Song/All Blues/Its You Or No One/Everytime We Say Goodbye/What is This Thing Called Love TT: 70:42

This pair of compact discs is the result of just one week at this famous Chicago club. How fortunate to be there in person. First I want to compliment the recording engineer, Thomas Miller, for an excellent job as the sound is great.

The big band of DePaul University sure is a well disciplined and swinging aggregation under the direction of not only a fine educator but a very fine jazz player, Bob Lark. One quality doesn't guarantee the other but, in Bob's case, it's true. Prof. Lark (music PhD) is a product of the famous North Texas State University as well at Ohio State University.

Phil Woods is featured on the first seven tunes on this set. The program is varied and interesting. It is made up of two Quincy Jones charts, one by Benny Golson and two by Jim McNeely. …

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