I had the pleasure of joining Patti Austin on Pensado’s Place last week. I hope you enjoy the interview and wish you all best wishes for the New Year.
I was sincerely touched by the response to my Clark Terry post, so here is another tune from the same date…1962 at A&R Studios in NY with Phil Ramone as engineer.
This tune features CT plus a twenty-three year old Phil Woods. As I mentioned is was my first professional album as an arranger. This is an original, and to be honest I don’t remember what I called it…so let’s call it “One More Blues.”
In the 1980’s I had a recording label called “Soundwings.” I was very proud of our recordings as I felt they showed the extraordinary talents that were involved in a
very special way. One of them was Tom Scott. I have been a fan of Tom from the time I first moved to Los Angeles. I am so pleased that we are able to re-release his album “One Night One Day.” Here is a little touch of what’s to come.
Below is an excerpt of “La La Land.” Composed, arranged and performed by Tom Scott.
Soundwings™ is proud to announce the release of Elliot Deutsch Big Band’s full-length album The Push! Proclaimed by Bill Holman to be a “young star in the field of jazz composing and arranging,” Deutsch has assembled a top-notch 16-piece ensemble of some of the finest musicians in Los Angeles. The Push! embodies a youthful, exuberant jazz ensemble sound that, while influenced by the great records that came before it, pushes the genre in a new and exciting direction. Every note of the album oozes with the joy Deutsch feels when he stands in front of his world-class band.
Several of the pieces on The Push! have already won awards, including “50 Piece McChow Down,” where was awarded ASCAP’s prestigious 2013 Young Jazz Composer Award. In 2012, Deutsch’s arrangement of “Pure Imagination” received top honors in ASMAC’s Big Band Arranging and Composing Competition. Following that honor, he was invited to perform at ASMAC’s 75th Anniversary Celebration in front of Los Angeles’ greatest composers and orchestrators. Also in attendence was producer Jason Lee. Lee contacted Deutsch about producing a new record and putting The Push! into motion. In June of 2014 Elliot Deutsch Big Band recorded 10 of Deutsch’s pieces at historic Capitol Studios with engineer Steve Genewick.
My daughter Greer was going through some of my library and had some tapes transferred to digital. The enclosed is a track from my very first arranging job in New York. It was an album with Clark Terry, and when I heard it again after all these years…wow. The band consisted of Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Al Porcino, Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, Al Cohen, Urbie Green, Hank Jones, Dick Hyman, Milt Hinton, Mundell Lowe, and Osie Johnson on drums. The studio was A&R recording on 48th street and the engineer was Phil Ramone. This cut is my tune, and after they played it…I was soaking wet! I never thought I would ever hear this again! Enjoy!
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