Airmen of Note Audio

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From the liner notes...

On September 28th, 1950, the Airmen of Note was
formed to carry on the musical style and tradition
of Major Glenn Miller's Army Air Forces Orchestra.
This proved to be a significant challenge. At that
time, military bands were widely regarded as
marching and concert ensembles; jazz and dance
music were not as readily associated with military
music programs. Upon its inception, the Airmen of
Note was known throughout the world as "The
Official Dance Band of the United States Air Force."
Fifty years later, it gives us great pleasure to
present this album, titled Let's Dance, as a tribute
to swing music, its heritage and its significance.

With this recording, which reflects the recent
resurgence of swing music and dance, the Note
has, in a way, returned to its original roots. We
hope that this music will give you great enjoyment,
evoke fond memories and get you up on the dance
floor with your partner. In other words... Let's Dance!

~  P E R S O N N E L ~

C.E. Askew, Superintendent
Joe Eckert, Musical Director

Woodwinds
Joe Eckert, Alto
Andy Axelrad, Alto
Tyler Kuebler, Tenor
Saul Miller, Tenor
Don New, Baritone
 

Trumpets
Brian McDonald
Bruce Gates
Rich Sigler
Tim Leahey
 

Trombones
Joe Jackson
Jeff Martin
Ben Patterson
Chris Matten

Rhythm
Shawn Purcell, Guitar
Steve Erickson, Piano
Paul Henry, Bass
C.E. Askew, Drums

[ Recorded July 2000 ]

 

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Jeep Jockey Jump 
(2:11)
arr. John Labarbera
Andy Axelrad, Alto Saxophone
Saul Miller, Tenor Saxophone
02 Pennies From Heaven  (2:46)
(Arthur Johnston/John Burke)
Arr. Lennie Niehaus
Joe Jackson, Trombone
03 Rockin' In Rhythm  (4:13)
(Ellington/Mills/Carney)
arr. Barrie Lee Hall, Jr.
Joe Jackson, Trombone
Joe Eckert, Clarinet
Brian McDonald, Trumpet
04 Shiny Stockings  (3:40)
(Frank Foster)
Tim Leahey, Trumpet
Steve Erickson, Piano
05 One O'Clock Jump  (3:00)
(Count Basie)  arr. Jerry Gray
Steve Erickson, Piano
Don New, Baritone Saxophone
Tim Leahey, Trumpet
06 Cherokee  (2:58)
(Ray Noble)
Joe Eckert, Clarinet
Brian McDonald, Trumpet
07 Leap Frog  (2:40)
(Joe Garland/Leo Corday)  arr. Joe Garland
Tyler Kuebler, Tenor Saxophone
08 Let's Dance  (2:07)
(Baldrige/Bonime/Stone)
Joe Eckert, Clarinet
09 Swanee River  (3:57)
(Steven Foster)  arr. Sammy Nestico
Saul Miller, Tenor Saxophone
Rich Sigler, Trumpet
10 Don't Be That Way  (3:16)
(Edgar Simpson)
Joe Eckert, Clarinet
Tim Leahey, Trumpet
Joe Jackson, Trombone
11 Sing, Sing, Sing  (3:44)
(Louis Prima)  trans. Jeff Hest
C.E. Askew, Drums
Joe Eckert, Clarinet
12 Moten Swing  (5:06)
(Buster and Benny Moten)
arr. Ernie Wilkins
Steve Erickson, Piano
Tyler Kuebler, Tenor Saxophone
Rich Sigler, Trumpet
13 Opus One  (3:00)
(Sy Oliver)
Tyler Kuebler, Tenor Saxophone
14 That Old Black Magic  (2:51)
(Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer)
arr. Billy May
15 April In Paris  (3:52)
(E.Y. Harburg/Vernon Duke)
arr. Bob Lowden
Tim Leahey, Trumpet
16 All Of Me  (2:48)
(Gerald Marks/Seymour Simon)
arr. Billy Byers
Steve Erickson, Piano
17 Lonely Street  (3:16)
(Sammy Nestico)
Joe Eckert, Alto Saxophone
18 Satin Doll  (5:10)
(Duke Ellington)  arr. Sammy Nestico
Steve Erickson, Piano
Jeff Martin, Trombone
Tyler Kuebler, Tenor Saxophone
19 Fly Me To The Moon  (2:39)
(Bart Howard)   arr. Sammy Nestico
Andy Axelrad, Alto Saxophone
20 Dreamsville  (3:17)
(Henry Mancini)  arr. Chuck Sayre
Steve Erickson, Piano
Rich Sigler, Flugelhorn