We present this track in the spirit of collaboration in this strange time of the #COVID19 virus. The musicians recorded remotely and we assembled the audio and video into this unique project. We know it's not the "End of the World" but we want you to "feel fine!"
Original songs by: R.E.M., the Rembrandts, Billy Joel - download those tracks or stream them from your favorite service.
Arrangement by: John Dorhauer Bandleader: Brett Dean Audio: Nick Drozdoff Video: Brett Dean
Re-Mastered Version 2.0: Swingin' On The Stand! Download
2-Disc Album - Live At Jean's Jazz Series Download
What can we say about this album? First, there are so many great tracks we had to make it a two-disc DOUBLE album! (That's why this one isn't $10.) It was a magical concert at the Jean's Jazz Series in Wisconsin. The band was on fire and the crowd loved every second of the evening. There was a great rapport with the audience that fed the energy of the band and vice versa. We featured amazing musicians:: Mike Kennedy, Ted Holtz, Natalie Lande, Andy Schlinder and Casey Fitzpatrick on saxophone; Ben Pedersen, Ben McCoy, Andrew Thompson and Ben Shanbaum on trombone; and Nick Drozdoff, Michael Stewart, Joshua Jern and John Dorhauer on Trumpet. The rhythm section was terrific: Josh Calef on drums, Stu Seale on keys, Alex Ispa-Cowan on guitar, James Wenzel on bass and Amy Yassinger on vocals.
We played a few classics and few tunes you wouldn't normally expect from a big band. For example! How about a big band version of "The Devil Went Down To Georgia." John Dorhauer composed a masterful arrangement of the fiery Charlie Daniels Band tune for us. It features Nick Drozdoff and Michael Stewart as the dueling trumpets and Brett Dean on vocals. The trumpet soloists are nothing short of astounding - and the arrangement is far cooler than we can even explain.
There are surprises everywhere on the album. Just when you think you've heard a song a particular way, we might just throw something brand new at you. Check it out, this is the most fun we've had yet! Click the "add to cart" button below to order your copy today!