The debut recording of the Shenandoah Valley’s hottest Jazz unit.
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Tom Artwick, Greg Moody, Ken Hitchcock, Justin Berkley, Rachel Smith
Chris Magee, Brian Quakenbush, Shelby Carico, Eli Goldstein
Tom Lundberg, Tom McKenzie, Rick Lillard, Tyler Bare (bass trombone)
Wayne Gallops (piano), Brian Holt (bass), Rob Sanderl (drums)
Having explored extended forms on my first big band album, Progressive Jazz 2009, and transforming a dark Broadway musical into a multi-movement jazz drama on my next, Fleet Street, I return to the medium here with an offering of catchy melodies, familiar song forms, and delicious solos. Primarily composed while living in Paris (hence some of the titles), there is a nostalgic quality to many of the tunes. Several were intended to spotlight specific musicians. All were meant to be fun.
Band members have contributed to the VMBB library since its inception. Included in our presentation here are two moods by saxophonist Greg Moody and a fiery swinger by my musical partner Chris Magee. All of the titles heard are originals, except for my arrangements of Janis Ian’s classic “At Seventeen,” and the Swing, fight song for Washington and Lee University, our home base.
This is a recording of a live concert. There were no second takes or overdubs. Drama, humor, depth, and whimsy. Jazz is like that. I hope you enjoy listening to our presentation. We had a ball playing it.
— Terry Vosbein
1. Come and Get It! 3:34
2. I’m Gonna Tell You Something 5:35
3. Delta Queen (Greg Moody) 7:13
4. Reflections 7:42
5. Je ne sais quoi 4:40
6. Takin’ a Walk 5:07
7. Le Metro 4:20
8. Nostalgie 6:12
9. Been There, Done That (Chris Magee) 4:56
10. Holly Marie (Greg Moody) 5:41
11. Latin Quarter 5:20
12. Revelry on Rivoli 4:28
13. At Seventeen (Janis Ian, arr. Vosbein) 5:43
14. Washington and Lee Swing (Mark W. Sheafe, Clarence A. Robbins, and Thornton W. Allen, arr. Vosbein) 2:20
All titles composed and arranged by Terry Vosbein except as noted.
Come and Get It! (Max Frank Music – 008) is the first release by the dynamic VOSBEIN MAGEE BIG BAND. The band is co-led by Terry Vosbein, who composed and arranged most of the 14 selections. The exceptions are two originals by reed player Greg Moody, and one by co-leader/trumpeter Chris Magee. Vosbein also provided arrangements for Janis Ian’s “At Seventeen” and the “Washington and Lee Swing,” the fight song for Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, the home base for the band where Vosbein is a Professor in the Music Department. Vosbein is a creative composer and arranger. On this album, he explores a variety of moods, always with a swing underpinning. His charts leave adequate space for the fine soloists on the band. If you come and get Come and Get It, you are in for some first rate big band sounds.
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