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On the Town
Phil Norman
On the Town
Genres: Jazz, Pop
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #1


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All Artists: Phil Norman
Title: On the Town
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sea Breeze Records
Release Date: 5/27/1997
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Cool Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 017231302223

CD Reviews

Small band big sound
Fernando Abela | San Francisco Ca | 02/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"On January 29, 2000 KCSM, the bay area's 24hr jazz station, had Phil's band invited for their listener party at he college of San Mateo Auditorium. I had never heard of the band nor I knew anything about Phil and his jazz history, but boy this 10 musicians were serious about what they were about to deliver. The brass section was crystal clear and the solos were dynamic and intricate enough to make anybody be able to tap along. The reed section was just as synchronized and articulate as any of the great bands of the 40's and 50's. The rhythm section kept the pace just the way The Count's band knew how. If you like the sounds of the big band era you will enjoy this music in its entirety."
They sound twice as big as they are. Extremely dynamic. | Los Altos, California | 08/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have not heard the CD yet but I heard the group in person in July,'99. Very, very impressive. The resumes of the players are solid, as are the arrangements. I have been a Big Band fan since the mid-50's, and Phil Norman pays homage to those roots and brings a ton of new creative stuff to the table. If you like Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, et al, you will be amazed at how this group can create such a huge sound with ten players. A pocket-sized big band with a lot of talent and some interesting ideas. I'll buy anything they record."
This 10-piece band swings and sounds like a big one! | 06/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There are only 3 reeds and 3 brass in this l0-piece band. Yet the arrangements and voicings contribute to a wonderful swinging sound. This CD has a variety of standards, all played with good taste and marvelous musicianship."