- Never alone - Monday Orchestra
Release date: April 13th, 2108
code/format: BFA CD 006 – 2018
MONDAY ORCHESTRA featuring
Luca Missiti: conductor
1. Song For Barry – Michael Brecker 8:20
2. Pools – Don Grolnick 10:30
3. Syzygy – Michael Brecker 9:47
4. Safari – Michael Brecker 10:10
5. Slang – Michael Brecker 6:13
6. Never Alone – Michael Brecker 5:50
7. Peep – Michael Brecker 6:51
8. Both Sides of the Coin – Michael Brecker 5:19
Luca Missiti: conductor
Guido Ognibene: trumpet, flugelhorn
Daniele Moretto: trumpet, flugelhorn
Giancarlo Mariani: trumpet, flugelhorn
Mauro Colombo: trumpet, flugelhorn
Pietro Squecco: trumpet, flugelhorn
Andrea Andreoli: trombone
Carlo Napolitano: trombone
Daniele Zanenga: trombone (on tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7)
Federico Cumar: bass trombone
Daniele Comoglio: alto sax, soprano sax
Emanuele Dell’Osa: alto sax
Alex Sabina: alto sax (on track 5), flute (on track 6)
Tullio Ricci: tenor sax
Rudi Manzoli: tenor sax
Ubaldo Busco: baritone sax
Antonio Vivenzio: piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond, Wurlitzer (on tracks 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Giampiero Spina: guitar (on tracks 3, 4, 6, 7, 8)
Giuseppe Lapalorcia: bass (on tracks 1, 4, 5), Clarinet (on track 2), bass clarinet (on track 2)
Marco Vaggi: bass (on tracks 6, 7, 8)
Francesco Meles: drums (on tracks 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Randy Brecker: trumpet (on track 1)
Mike Mainieri: vibes (on track 2)
Bob Mintzer: tenor sax (on track 7)
Maurizio Giammarco: tenor sax (on track 1)
Emanuele Cisi: tenor sax (on track 6)
Giulio Visibelli: flute (on tracks 1, 2, 4), soprano sax (on track 4)
Daniele Scannapieco: tenor sax (on track 3)
Alberto Tafuri: piano, Fender Rhodes (on tracks 2, 3)
Marco Ricci: bass (on tracks 2, 3)
Tony Arco: drums (on track 3)
Maxx Furian: drums (on track 2)
Dario Faiella: guitar (on track 1)
Luca Meneghello: guitar (on track 5)
Alessio Nava: trombone (on tracks 4, 5, 8)
Sandro De Bellis: percussions (on tracks 1, 4, 5)
Recorded by Stefano Spina at Orlando Music Studio between July and November 2017.
Mixed and mastered by Marti Jane Robertson at Studio della Giraffa, Cagliari, in January 2018.
Mike Mainieri’s solo recorded by Scott Petito at Redeye Studios.
Bob Mintzer’s solo recorded by Carlos Y. Del Rosario at Visual Rhythm, Alhambra California.
Randy Brecker’s solo recorded by Ada Rovatti at Hampton Sound Studio.
Never Alone. The Music of Michael Brecker.
Ten years after Michael Brecker’s death, Monday Orchestra celebrates his legacy playing some of his compositions, arranged for a big band.
The album is composed of tracks from Michael Brecker’s solo records as well as tracks of the repertoires of Steps Ahead (in which he was co-leader with the vibraphonist Mike Mainieri) and Brecker Brothers (the group he led with his brother and the great trumpet player Randy).
Mike Mainieri and Randy Brecker took part in the recording of this album; in addition to them, also the great American saxophonist Bob Mintzer, and some of the best Italian sax soloists, such as Emanuele Cisi, Maurizio Giammarco, Daniele Scannapieco and Giulio Visibelli.
Other great musicians and soloists took part in this project: Dario Faiella, Alberto Tafuri, Marco Ricci, Maxx Furian, Tony Arco, and, obvioulsy, Daniele Comoglio, Daniele Moretto, Andrea Andreoli, Rudi Manzoli, Tullio Ricci and Marco Vaggi, who are members of the Monday Orchestra.
Never Alone. The Music of Michael Brecker..
A dieci anni dalla scomparsa di Brecker, la Monday Orchestra ha deciso di celebrarne la musica attraverso la registrazione di un disco composto da arrangiamenti originali per Big Band di alcune sue composizioni.
L’album raccoglie brani tratti dai dischi da solista dello stesso Brecker, nonché dal repertorio degli Steps Ahead, di cui era leader insieme al vibrafonista Mike Mainieri, e da quello dei Brecker Brothers, band in cui suonava con Randy Brecker, suo fratello e grande trombettista.
Mike Mainieri e Randy Brecker sono tra i musicisti che hanno preso parte alla registrazione; insieme a loro, il grande sassofonista americano Bob Mintzer e alcuni tra i migliori solisti italiani, quali Emanuele Cisi, Maurizio Giammarco, Daniele Scannapieco e Giulio Visibelli.
Il disco vede inoltre la partecipazione di musicisti come Dario Faiella, Alberto Tafuri, Marco Ricci e Maxx Furian e Tony Arco, oltre ovviamente a Daniele Comoglio, Daniele Moretto, Andrea Andreoli, Rudi Manzoli, Tullio Ricci e Marco Vaggi, che fanno parte stabilmente dell’organico dell’orchestra.