Item# : CAP 982
Bag of Bones; Chanson; Mikes Lament; Love Walked In; Alone Together; Infusion; The Godfather; Lazy Afternoon; Covenant City; Nocturnal Sea Voyage; The Night We Called it A Day; No More Blues; Song of My Dreams
Continuing in the direction of the previously released "Explosion" and "Aftermath" on CAP records , we now arrive at the "Oasis", figuratively speaking in the evolution of Longo's writing and ensemble development. I think you will find, as I did, this record enormous in its emotional scope. The listening experience is unparalleled in the idiom today. The rest are details you will notice such as the interplay between sections, going beyond what Thad Jones did throughout his noble career. The rhythmic sensibility goes beyond what Basie did for jazz in the big band format.This recording could come with the following guarantee: If not completely satisfied, your purchase will be refunded !
Today we see a tremendous rise in the big band format across the country on the high school and university level. Simultaneously, the unfortunate decline in the ability to present such performances live creates a greater need for this material to be available on cd for the listening public. You thus have the opportunity at the click of the Buy Now button below to do just that.
-Al Trainer
Independent Jazz writer
Mike Longo Piano 
Adam Rafferty Guitar
Santi Debriano Bass
Darryll Pellegrini Drums
Bob Magnuson Alto,Flute,Oboe
Lee Greene Alto,Clarinet,Flute
Frank Perowsky Tenor,Clarinet,Flute
Gerry Neiwood Tenor,Clarinet,Flute
Matt Snyder Bari, Bass Clarinet
Clarire Daly Baritone Sax
Gary Guzio Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Joe Magnarelli Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Nubate Isles Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Freddie Hendrix Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Waldron Ricks Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Seneca Black Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Bob Suttman Trombone
Sam Burtis Trombone
Eric Goletz Trombone
Jonathan Greenberg Trombone
Curtis Fowlkes Trombone
Don Mikkelsen Trombone
Hilary Gardner Vocalist
We suggest
Explosion!(CAP 945)
Aftermath(CAP 956)
New York '78(CAP 915)