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VCU Jazz CD Main | Track List

A Joyful Noise (track list)

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Jazz Orchestra I directed by Antonio J. García

1. YA GOTTA TRY (3:14)
soloists: Shang-Cheng Lin (pno), John Lilley & Jason Arce (tenors), Devonne Harris (dr)
comp: Sammy Nestico

2. SUNNY RAY (6:46)
soloists: Alex Powers & Andrew Horton (tbns), Karl Morse (gtr), Rob Quallich (trpt), Devonne Harris (timbales)
comp: Ray Santos, arr: Antonio J. García

3. DON’T BE AFRAID, THE CLOWN’S AFRAID, TOO (9:48)
soloists: Rob Quallich & Marcus Tenney (trpts), David Ashby (bs), John Lilley (tenor)
comp: Charles Mingus, arr: Sy Johnson

4. A JOYFUL NOISE (9:27)
soloists: Karl Morse (gtr), Steve Wilson (soprano)
comp: Steve Wilson, arr: Bill Mobley

5. GREEN ONIONS (10:02)
soloists: Jon Gibson (alto), Marcus Tenney (trpt), Wycliffe Gordon (tbn)
comp: Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Al Jackson Jr., & Lewis Steinberg
arr: Roy Phillippe

6. BLACK, BROWN & BEAUTIFUL (4:28)
soloist: Jon Gibson (alto)
comp: Oliver Nelson

Small Jazz Ensemble directed by Tony Martucci

7. 8/4 BEAT (6:41)
soloists: Karl Morse (gtr), Marcus Tenney (trpt), Jon Gibson (alto), John Lilley (tenor), Devonne Harris (dr)
comp: Bobby Hutcherson, arr: Tony Martucci

Jazz Orchestra I directed by Taylor Barnett

8. BEYOND ALL LIMITS (6:37)
soloists: Rex Richardson (trpt), Wycliffe Gordon (tbn), Steve Wilson (alto), Devonne Harris (dr)
comp: Woody Shaw, arr: Taylor Barnett

Faculty Jazz Septet

9. BRIGHT MOMENTS (7:28)
soloists: Mike Ess (guitar), Skip Gailes (tenor), Rex Richardson (flugelhorn)
comp: Rahsaan Roland Kirk, arr: Bob Hallahan

10. THE CORE (11:43)
soloists: Victor Dvoskin (bs), Rex Richardson (trpt), Antonio Garcia (tbn), Skip Gailes (tenor), Bob Hallahan (pno), Tony Martucci (dr)
comp: Freddie Hubbard, arr: Skip Gailes

—Selections 1-8 were recorded live at The Midwest Clinic, Chicago, IL, December 19, 2007.

—Selection 9 was recorded live at Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall, VCU, Richmond, VA, October 23, 2007.

—Selection 10 was recorded live at Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall, VCU, Richmond, VA, October 11, 2007.

No intercuts, remixes, or overdubs were made within any selection. Selections 1-8 were recorded by Mark Custom Recording directly to two ambient microphones in the Grand Ballroom of the Chicago Hilton.

Executive Producer — Antonio J. García
Engineer — Fred Betchen (Selections 1-8) & Curt Blankenship (Selections 9-10)
Mastering — Disc Makers
Graphics & Layout — Antonio J. García
Artwork — Tiffanie Chan

Acknowledgements