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2. Tidal Breeze
4. Red Clay
5. White Christmas
6. Con Alma
7. Night Clouds
9. It Could Happen to You
11. My Funny Valentine - (live, bonus track)
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 240
Personnel includes: Vaughn Nark (vocals, trumpet); Bobbie McCleary (vocals);
Joe Eckert, Don New, Tim Eyermann (saxophone); Johnny Woody, Dan Culpepper (French horn); Joe Jackson, Doug Elliot (trombone); Mike Rubin, Joe Cartwright (piano); Rick Whitehead (guitar); Karl Heikkinen (bass); Randy Drake (drums).
Recorded at Bias Studios, Springfield, Virginia.
Personnel: Vaughn Nark (vocals, trumpet); Bobbie McCleary (vocals); Wayne Wilkinsen, Rick Whitehead (guitar); Robert Waugh, Jane Bockenek, Bill Slusser, Tim Kidder, Octavian Slima, David Swanson, Ruth Truncale, Dustin Saam, James Queen, Mark Helm (violin); Paul Swantek, Judith Thompson, Don Harrington, Sharon Bingham, Victoria Pride (viola); Chris Moehlenkamp, Lauria Riley (cello); Andy Axelrad, Saul Miller, Doug Gately, Don New, Gene Gaydos, David Battaglia, Larry Panella, Lee Lachman, Andy Axeland, Charles Wicker, Joe Eckert, Pete Barrenbregge, Tim Eyermann, Tom Luer (saxophone); Rich Sigler, Kevin Sharp, Jimmie Lay, Larry Trautman, Ken Smukal, Jeff Holmes, Sony Hill, Rich Haering, Bruce Gates (trumpet); Winston Deshields, Johnny Woody, Daniel Culpepper, Paul Fisher (French horn); Joe Jackson , Gary Hall, Dudley Hinote, Rick Lillard, Paul Rawlins, Doug Elliot, Stephen Goy, David Steinmeyer, Dave Morgan, Ron Wilkins (trombone); Mike Rubin, Sydney Lehman, Joe Cartwright (piano); Karl Heikkinen (double bass); George Honfa, Claude Askew, Randy Drake (drums); Bud Berthold, Pat Shrieves (percussion).
Audio Mixers: David Steinmeyer; Bob Dawson; Pete Barrenbregge; Vaughn Nark; Mike Crotty.
Recording information: 1985-1991.
The undated music on this CD features the remarkable trumpet virtuoso Vaughn Nark with the Airmen of Note, probably from around the 1985-1991 period. Nark is an explosive player who is certainly not shy to hit screaming high notes, so one has to be prepared for his constant blasts. This disc collects together some of his main features with the Air Force big band including "Lorraine," "Red Clay," "It Could Happen to You," "Cherokee," and even "White Christmas." Mike Crotty provided the majority of the arrangements, and even though the other musicians are not well known, they are first-class professionals. Since Nark is the star throughout, this is a CD most highly recommended to trumpet students who do not get discouraged too easily! ~ Scott Yanow
JazzTimes (5/00, p.173) - "...Showcases the power and precision of this world class ensemble....a timely reminder of how special their music is."
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