The Big Band Sound Soars!
The Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine has been around Southern California for 39 years offering Big Band sounds for a rapturous audience. For this recording the band features Bob Mintzer – composer and saxophone, Eric Marienthal – alto sax, Holly Hoffman – flute, & Dean Brown – guitar. The band itself is 18 members strong and has the reputation as being one of the finest of the large jazz ensembles around.
The tracks are You Don’t Know What Love It, Early Autumn, I Didn’t Know What Time It Was, When The Lady Dances, Oleo, Nature Boy, Manhattan Burn, Over The Rainbow, Mountain Dance, Ya Turn Me On Baby, and Recon.
‘Tasty‘, yes but also spectacular music making by some of the most important big band devotees playing today.