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Presenting the debut recording of Reeds & Rhythm,
a nine-piece ensemble featuring the five saxophone
and four rhythm section members of the 18-piece
Airmen Of Note.  Reeds & Rhythm has evolved over
the past few years in a rather unusual way. It began
by performing several selections during concerts as
a way of giving the brass players a short rest. Due in
part to the tremendous response received, we decided
to expand the repertoire, and in 1995 performed a
feature segment at the annual U.S. Navy Band
Saxophone Symposium held at George Mason
University. Next, we developed a dedicated saxophone
showcase for the Note's Jazz Outreach Program, which
offers clinics and workshops to musicians of all ages
throughout the nation.  As always, the arrangements
presented here by Mike Crotty are outstanding.  His
voicings and treatment of the colors, textures and
energy of this saxophone and rhythm section is
uniquely Airmen Of Note.  It is with great pride that
we present our debut recording... Reeds & Rhythm.

Pete BarenBregge
Director, Airmen Of Note

~  P E R S O N N E L ~

Woodwinds

Joe Eckert, Alto
Andy Axelrad, Alto
Pete BarenBregge, Tenor
Saul Miller, Tenor
Don New, Baritone

Rhythm
Shawn Purcell, Guitar
Wade Beach, Piano
Paul Henry, Bass
Dean Macomber, Drums

[ Recorded October 1997 ]

 

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Oleo  (4:45)
(Sonny Rollins)  arr. Mike Crotty
Dean Macomber, Drums

02 Tell Me A Bedtime Story  (5:50)
(Herbie Hancock)  arr. Mike Crotty
Andy Axelrad, Alto Saxophone
Paul Henry, Bass
03 Segment  (2:15)
(Charlie Parker)  arr. Mike Crotty
Joe Eckert, Soprano Saxophone
04 Lament  (7:54)
(J.J. Johnson)  arr. Mike Crotty
Don New, Baritone Saxophone
Shawn Purcell, Guitar
05 Times Lie  (8:26)
(Chick Corea/Ramon Ricker)
Andy Axelrad, Alto Saxophone
Wade Beach, Piano
Don New, Baritone Saxophone
Paul Henry, Bass
06 On A Clear Day  (3:05)
(Alan Jay Lerner/Burton Lane)
arr. Bob Florence
07 What Am I Here For  (6:27)
(Duke Ellington)  arr. Mike Crotty
Saul Miller, Tenor Saxophone
08 Black Narcissus  (4:24)
(Joe Henderson)  arr. Ramon Ricker
Pete BarenBregge, Tenor Saxophone
Paul Henry, Bass
09 Quiet Now  (2:46)
(Denny Zeitlin)  arr. Mike Crotty
10 American Gothic  (5:46)
(Bob Berg)  arr. Mike Crotty
Pete BarenBregge, Tenor Saxophone