How fortunate I am, to play and record with close friends who are also my musical heroes! Dan Barrett, a consummate musician and close friend since our high school years, has always not only inspired me, but encouraged me to honor whatever talent I have, by giving it due self-effort. What better company to keep? And I could not have had these results without his beautiful lyrical arrangements, and his help running the session. Thank You Dan. The rest of my "chosen gang" is equally exciting to me. Technically, rhythmically and in imagination, Harry Allen is multi-dimensionally amazing! Randy Reinhart is a true professional, with exciting inspiration and leadership. Bryan Shaw somehow uses both sides of his gray matter with remarkable talent! Recording, and playing at the same time is, to me, like painting a masterpiece while taking dictation! How do you do that!? Joel Forbes is the acoustic musician that any drummer should beg for. Besides Eddie Erickson's sensitive rhythmic vitality on guitar, I can think of no other musician who is more "a natural." His vocals are, well...just, "right." Dave Frishberg reminds me of a volcano, spewing forth truth, joy, inspiration, and the most valuable, amazing musical surprises! As a piano hobbyist, I hope that one day I will be able to "get out of the way" like Dave does, so that Music can surprise me as well! Rebecca Kilgore captures me with her love and her dedication to this music. She is the rare vocalist who imparts not only the most beautiful melodies, but also her joy in singing them. Oh yeah...and what a voice! Randy Reinhart (cornet, trombone) :: Bryan Shaw (trumpet) :: Dan Barrett (trombone, cornet, valve trombone) :: Harry Allen (tenor sax) :: Dave Frishberg (piano) :: Eddie Erickson (guitar, vocals) :: Joel Forbes (bass) :: Jeff Hamilton (drums) :: Rebecca Kilgore (vocals) Swing That Music CD All piano by Dave Frishberg All guitar by Eddie Erickson All bass by Joel Forbes All drums by Jeff Hamilton All tenor sax by Harry Allen Dan Barrett on trombone or cornet or valve trombone Randy Reinhart on trumpet or trombone Bryan Shaw on trumpet Eddie Erickson on vocals Rebecca Kilgore on vocals 'full rhythm section' is piano, guitar, bass, and drums (always the same personnel) 1. What'll It Be? Randy, trombone Dan, cornet Harry, tenor plus piano, guitar, bass and drums 4:53 2. Ring 'Dem Bells Randy, trumpet Bryan Shaw, trumpet Dan, trombone Harry, tenor plus full rhythm section 5:11 3. Sweet and Lovely Dan, trombone Harry, tenor Rebecca, vocal plus full rhythm sect. 4:13 4. No Moon At All Harry, tenor Dan, trombone piano, bass, & drums 6:55 5. What is this thing called Love? Rebecca, vocal Dan, trombone plus full rythm 4:22 6. Three Little Words (trio) tenor, piano, & drums 4:43 7. The Moon Was Yellow Randy, trumpet Dan, valve trombone Harry plus full rhythm 3:05 8. I Double Dare You Randy, tpt Dan, tb Harry, tn Eddie Erickson gtr and vocal, piano, bass, and drums 5:23 9. Corcovado Rebecca, vocal Harry, tn full rhythm 4:20 10. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea Rebecca, voc. Plus piano, bass, and drums 3:39 11. I Would Do Anything For You (duo) piano and drums 4:32 12. It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing Randy, tpt Dan, tb Harry, tn full rhythm 4:07 13. Caledonia Eddie, vocal Dan, cornet Randy, trombone Harry, tn full rhythm 4:41 14. Tea For Two Randy, tpt Dan, tb Harry, tn full rhythm 6:14 15. Our Serenade Rebecca, vocal Dan, tb Harry, tn full rhythm 3:35 16. Swing That Music Eddie, vocal Randy, tpt Bryan Shaw, tpt, Dan, cornet Harry, tn full rhythm tpt solos...Dan 8 bars, Randy 8 bars, Bryan 8 bars 4:04 Total Time: 75:00.
1) What'll It Be?
2) Ring 'Dem Bells
3) Sweet and Lovely
4) No Moon at All
5) What Is This Thing Called Love?
6) Three Little Words
7) The Moon Was Yellow
8) I Double Dare You
10) Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
11) I Would Do Anything for You
12) It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
14) Tea for Two
15) Our Serenade
16) Swing That Music