Amazingly enough, jazzman Bob Dorough's only child, Aralee Dorough, became a classical flutist. Nowadays she is the Principal Flutist of The Houston Symphony Orchestra. She is married to Colin Gatwood, second oboist of that orchestra and son of veteran oboist, Elden Gatwood, formerly of The Pittsburgh Symphony. However, Aralee, growing up in Bob's house, often took part in his various projects, including childrens' concerts, pop concerts, and even jazz concerts and also participated in Dorough's famous Schoolhouse Rock (ABC-TV), as singer and piccoloist. Furthermore, Colin is an admirer of jazz and - well - the kids wanted to record with their famous Dad. Thus came about this CD, 'The Houston Branch,' featuring the two on flute and oboe/English horn, along with three top Houstonian sidemen. It might be said to be a 'crossover' record, with semi-classical treatments of standards, bossa novas, one composition by Aralee and one by Bob. There are only two Bob Dorough vocals (I wanted to emphasize the unusual instrumentation) but he wrote all the arrangements and it is very much a Bob Dorough outing. Try it - you'll like it.
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