The Buddy Collette Big Band in Concert
2001 GRAMMY NOMINEE: BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM
“Brimming with bold solos, it’s a basket of multi-hued musical gems.” - Stereophile
"The album has eight cuts of his compositions, all professing an unalloyed joy to be alive. The songs follow a certain standard formula—introduction and theme, a set of solo riffs featuring virtuosic playing on trumpet, trombone, flute, clarinet, piano or percussion, and a summation generally with the full ensemble. Each number, though, has its own charm and uniqueness." - People's World
Mr. and Mrs. Goodbye
Blues Number Four
Jazz by the Bay
Blues in Torrance
Point Fermin from "Friendships Suite"
Members of the Buddy Collette Big Band:
Woodwinds: Steven Carr; Jackie Kelson; Ann E. Patterson
John D. Stephens; Louis Taylor, Jr.; Ernie Fields, Jr.
Trombones: Les Benedict; George R. Bohanon; Garnett Brown, Jr.
Maurice R. Spears; Britt B. Woodman
Trumpets: Albert N. Aarons; Ronald Barrows; Anne King; Nolan Shaheed
Piano: Gerald Wiggins, Sr.
Cello: Fred Katz
Guitar: Alfred F. Viola
Bass: Richard H. Simon
Drums: Leon Ndugu Chancler; Chico Hamilton