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Thursday, March 2, 2017

National Jazz Ensemble Series - Chuck Israels

National Jazz Ensemble Series
Chuck Israels, Director/Producer
Engineer: Torrey/Kent
Recorded November 19, 1978
The Big 3 Music Corporation


Reeds: Norris Turney, Gerry Niewood, Al Cohn, Bob Mintzer, Bobby Keller
Trumpets: Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Wilder, Dave Berger, Claudio Roditi
Trombones: Jim Knepper, Rod Levitt, Joe Randozzo
Guitar: Steve Brown
Piano: Bill Dobbins
Bass: Chuck Israels
Drums: Bill Goodwin
Soprano: Margot Hanson

From the back cover: Chuck Israels, the Ensemble's artistic director and bassist, has achieved world wide recognition for his work with Billie Holiday, Coleman Hawkins, Bud Powell, Stan Getz, J.J. Johnson, Benny Goodman, John Coltrane, George Russell, Dexter Gordon, Gary Burton and Herbie Hancock and has had his works performed throughout Europe by many of the staff radio orchestra. He is active as a jazz educator and in 1978 was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition.

The Jitterbug Waltz
Stompin' At The Savoy
Harlem Air Shaft
Concerto For Cootie
In A Mist
Main Stem

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