martes, 9 de mayo de 2017

Central Florida’s Flying Horse Big Band - Big Man on Campus (KARI-ON PRODUCTIONS 2017)


IMMEDIATE RELEASE 




Harry penned several originals and arrangements, and we also include a repertory number, “Raincheck,” with a nod to Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington. Harry is a superb musician who contributed marvelous performances to this recording.


The University of Central Florida’s Flying Horse Big Band welcomed tenor saxophonist and composer Harry Allen for this eighth album from Flying Horse Records. Harry penned several originals and arrangements, and we also include a repertory number, “Raincheck,” with a nod to Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington. Harry is a superb musician who contributed marvelous performances to this recording. 

There are numerous arrangements written for the band, as well as two originals, “B.M.O.C.” and “The New Creole Love Call.” Michael Philip Mossman’s thrilling “Partido Blue” adds a Brazilian flair.

The Flying Horse Big Band swings with authority and includes a bounty of wonderful soloists: saxophonists Saul Dautch, Andy Garcia and Gabe Wallace, guitarist Ryan Waszmer, trumpet players Alex Lewis and Josh Toler, pianist Mudel Honoré and upcoming trombonists Christian Herrera and Lentzy Jean-Louis

Saxophonist Jeff Rupert is a YAMAHA performing artist. His credits include recordings and tours with: Diane Schuur, Mel Tormé, Kevin Mahogany, Ernestine Anderson, and Benny Carter’s Grammy winning Harlem Renaissance. Jeff Rupert toured for fifteen years with Sam Rivers; four albums ensued, and from 1997- 2002 he toured and recorded with Maynard Ferguson. Jeff Rupert’s six recordings as a leader all charted on Jazz Week. Do That Again! was #39 out of the top 100 jazz albums of 2014, and En Plein Air: The Jazz Professors play Monet charted on Jazz Week to #29. Performance venues include: the Blue Note, Birdland, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Tokyo Forum, the National concert hall of Taipei, Taiwan, and jazz festivals in Europe, Israel, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. 

As a composer and arranger, Rupert has written for: Bob Berg, James Moody, Maynard Ferguson, Kenny Drew jr, Kevin Mahogany and Judy Carmichael. Rupert has produced four big band albums for the Flying Horse Big Band, all featuring original compositions and arrangements. Jeff Rupert is Pegasus Distinguished Professor, Trustee Endowed Chair, and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Central Florida (UCF), and founder of Flying Horse Records.



The University of Central Florida’s Flying Horse Big Band welcomed tenor saxophonist and composer Harry Allen for this eighth album from Flying Horse Records. Harry penned several originals and arrangements, and we also include a repertory number, “Raincheck,” with a nod to Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington. Harry is a superb musician who contributed marvelous performances to this recording. 

There are numerous arrangements written for the band, as well as two originals, “B.M.O.C.” and “The New Creole Love Call.” Michael Philip Mossman’s thrilling “Partido Blue” adds a Brazilian flair.

The Flying Horse Big Band swings with authority and includes a bounty of wonderful soloists: saxophonists Saul Dautch, Andy Garcia and Gabe Wallace, guitarist Ryan Waszmer, trumpet players Alex Lewis and Josh Toler, pianist Mudel Honoré and upcoming trombonists Christian Herrera and Lentzy Jean-Louis.