Recorded by PRATT BROTHERS BIG BAND on GROOVY ENCOUNTERS
Amosaya: AM-2532 / Recorded in March 1995
Trumpeter Dean Pratt, a veteran of the Woody Herman and Buddy Rich big bands, included four SFM titles on his debut album as a leader. In the tradition of his favorite Count Basie and Harry James bands, Pratt presents arrangements by hard-swinging arrangers Ernie Wilkins, Chico O'Farrill, Melba Liston and John Oddo.
BIG BAND INSTRUMENTATION
Alto Sax 1
Tenor Sax 1 (opt. Alto Sax 2)
Tenor Sax 2 (Flute)
Tenor Sax 3
Trumpet 1 (Flugelhorn)
Trumpet 2 (Flugelhorn)
Trumpet 3 (Flugelhorn)
Trumpet 4 (Flugelhorn)
Trumpet 5 (Flugelhorn)
John Oddo transforms K.D.'s ballad into a big band classic. First tenor sax doubles on flute, trumpet section doubles on flugelhorn. Trumpet/flugelhorn solo.
Joe Henderson/Page One (Blue Note 84140)
KENNY DORHAM (1924-1972). A founding member of The Jazz Messengers, along with Art Blakey, Horace Silver and Hank Mobley, Kenny replaced Clifford Brown in Max Roach's Quintet in 1956. Prior to that, he played with Dizzy Gillespie and Billy Eckstine and was part of Charlie Parker's group in 1948-1949. In the 1950s and '60s he made nearly 2 dozen records as a leader, including such Blue Note classics as "Whistle Stop," "Una Mas," and "Trompeta Toccata" (each with compositions of the same name), with sidemen including Joe Henderson, Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Hank Jones and Art Taylor. He later studied music at the graduate level at NYU and wrote film scores. His compositions, including Fair Weather, Lotus Blossom, Prince Albert and Blue Bossa, have been recorded by Clark Terry, Chet Baker, Freddie Hubbard, Art Farmer, Roy Hargrove, Nicholas Payton, Don Friedman, J.J. Johnson, Jimmy Heath, McCoy Tyner, Lou Donaldson, George Benson and by most of his former sidemen, among other
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