Summit Records
Summit Records
Recent Releases
Browse All CDs
Specials
Order Info
Apparel and Books
Summit Records
Summit Records
Summit Records
Summit Records
HomeAbout UsThe ArtistsMusic LinksEmail ClubSummit Records
Encore Encore
Phil Norman Tentet
M1040
$16.99 includes FREE domestic shipping.
Priority and Foreign have extra shipping fees.

Phil Norman leads his critically acclaimed Tentet (the cream of the crop of LA-based session men; Carl Saunders, Andy Martin, Ron Stout, Roger Neumann, Larry Koonse, Rusty Higgins, Scott Whitfield, Tom Rizzo, Christian Jacob, Kevin Axt, Dick Weller, and Brad Dutz) through ten incredibly well-written charts including the Alan Broadbent original, Mendocino Nights  and the Carl Saunder's penned tribute, Dear Mr. Florence. Since 1995 the group's ongoing mission remains transforming the sounds of cool modern west coast jazz for the new millennium. Their previous MAMA release stayed, which was 'live', stayed on jazz radio's Top 50 chart for 24 straight weeks.


''The sound of the West Coast Jazz that enjoyed great popularity in the 1950s, and still has a legion of fans, has been kept alive by several groups through the years. One of the preferred formats was the mid-sized group or small big band that was typified by Shorty Rogers and His Giants, the Marty Paich Dek-tette and the Dave Pell Octet. Pell still gets out his charts on occasion for a gig. One keeper of the flame for this style of jazz is THE PHIL NORMAN TENTET. Their sixth album, Encore, is chock full of terrific music performed by some of the elite of the Los Angeles jazz scene. The lineup for this splendid set includes Norman, Rusty Higgins and Roger Neumann on reeds; Carl Saunders and Ron Stout on trumpet; Scott Whitfield on trombone; and a rhythm section of Christian Jacob on piano, Larry Koonse or Tom Rizzo on guitar, Kevin Axt on bass, Dick Weller on drums and Brad Dutz on percussion. The songs are first rate, the arrangements sublime, and the blowing will knock your socks off. A special mention must be made of 'Dear Mr. Florence,' a fond tribute to Bob Florence who held the piano chair in this band, and provided many of their arrangements until his untimely death three years ago. The chart by Scott Tibbs captures the musical spirit of this special musician. This is music that will settle easily on the ears of diggers of fine jazz sounds.''
-Jersey Jazz

''Don't ever cast stones at the ‘‘small’‘ big band. After all, with such a group Miles Davis once gave us the groundbreaking ‘‘Birth Of The Cool.’‘ And Marty Paich and his Dektette traveled in fast West Coast company for many a year. In that tradition, here's Phil Norman with a band of 10 sterling L.A. cats who can read anything and also provide mind-blowing solos, all within a strong jazz context. This is the fourth ‘‘Phil’‘ in my collection, and every one of them is a musician's delight. How can it be otherwise with players that include trumpet maven Carl Saunders, trombone ace Scott Whitfield, first call guitarist Larry Koonse and piano wizard Christian Jacob, among others. Jumping off the page for me were two Alan Broadbent compositions, the upbeat, melodic ‘‘Sonny's Step,’‘ written, I believe, for Sonny Clark. ‘‘Mendocino Nights’‘ is another Broadbent beauty in 3/4. The arrangements are ideally suited to both the ensemble and solo skills of the players, and what great tunes to ‘‘blow’‘ on. How about ‘‘In Your Own Sweet Way,’‘ ‘‘Bernie's Tune,’‘ ‘‘Surrey With The Fringe On Top,’‘ ‘‘The Touch of Your Lips’‘ and ‘‘Billie's Bounce,’‘ among others. One of those is ‘‘Dear Mr. Florence,’‘ Saunders' tribute to the late pianist-band leader Bob Florence. This is five star stuff. Real music and no grandstanding.''
-Jazz Society of Oregon


Enjoy a live version of the final cd track.


If you are interested in purchasing an individual track from this cd, visit Phil

PROGRAM LISTING     
Sonny's Step 
In Your Own Sweet Way 
Bernie's Tune 
Surrey With the Fringe on Top 
A Waltz for You Know Who 
Stompin' at the Savoy 
Dear Mr. Florence 
The Touch of Your Lips 
Mendocino Nights 
Billie's Bounce 


Format Available Single CD

Artist(s) appearing on this recording can also be heard performing on
M1034 


contains 0 items

BROWSE BY CATEGORY
Classical
Jazz
Educational
CHICKEN COUP RECORDS
MAMA RECORDS
WELL TEMPERED PRODUCTIONS
Apparel and other merchandise
Big Band
Brass Ensemble
Chamber
Concert Band
DVD
Guitar/Voice
Horn
Orchestral
OrchestraPro
Organ
Percussion
Piano
Sacred
Small Combo Jazz
Spoken Word/Narration
Strings and Harp
Trombone
Trumpet
Tuba
Woodwind
World

SEARCH
search by:
Copyright 2013, Summit Records, Inc.
P.O. Box 26850, Tempe, AZ 85285-6850
Phone: 1-800-543-5156 order line only.
email sales@summitrecords.com
Weekday orders can be processed through: 480.491-6430