This CD contains two original albums, Holiday For Trombones and One Of Those Songs, recorded in 1967-68 by a studio recording group called "Trombones Unlimited." That is, we were hired to go into a studio and read this music and record it live. There were some vocal and flute overdubs later, but everything we did was live. "We" at this time were Frank Rosolino and Mike Barone on trombones, and Bobby Knight on bass trombone.We never had a recording contract--we just played for scale and went home. There were some very good jazz players and studio players on these dates. A few that I can remember were Nick Ceroli (drums), Carol Kaye (bass), Julius Wechter, Victor Feldman, Larry Bunker and Emile Richards (percussion and mallets), John Pisano, Tommy Tedesco, Dennis Budimir (guitars), Mike Melvoin (piano), Jim Horn (flute and baritone sax), and others I can't recall. - Mike Barone Frank Rosolino, who died in 1978, will always be remembered and respected throughout the contemporary jazz world for his mastery of the trombone, his uncanny ability to fit and work successfully with a wide range of musical ideas, and perhaps last but not entirely forgotten, his wit and capacity for comic entertainment. His career started in earnest in early 1946 playing with a great variety of bands...Bob Chester, Glen Gray, Gene Krupa, Tony Pastor, Herbie Fields, Georgie Auld, and with his own groups in Detroit . His first major break came when he was offered the jazz chair with the great Stan Kenton Band in 1952 and he was one of the featured soloists with Kenton through late 1954. Earlier, he had joined and recorded with the Howard Rumsey Lighthouse All Stars. Rosolino had played with Donn Trenner's House Band on the Steve Allen TV show, Conti Condoli in 1973 and 1975, Quincy Jones and Benny Carter, and he was the featured soloist on a tour with Supersax. Rosolino had recorded with Terry Gibbs, Zoot Sims, Dexter Gorden, Don Menza and others too numerous to list in this short biography. Mike Barone, composer, arranger, trombonist from 1967-92 wrote over 300 compositions and arrangements for Doc Severinsen and the Tonight Show Band. He had more original music performed on The Tonight Show during that period then anyone else, including two ending themes, "Peachy" and "Superslick." which were used for years. Mike came to LA in 1959 where he began writing and playing with the bands of Sy Zenter, Louie Bellson, Gerald Wilson, and Terry Gibbs. In 1962 he recorded with Lalo Schifrin and the Dizzy Gillespie quintet, and later played with them at the Monterey Jazz Festival. His many writing and playing credits include: Quincy Jones, Hank Mancini, John Williams, Bill Conti, Frank Rosolino, Maynard Ferguson, Ernie Watts, Dave Grusin and Carl Saunders to name a few. Mike has written for the Academy Awards since 1987 and more recently in 2000, 01, 03, and 05. Mike also has three charts (2 originals) on a 2006 Bud Shank Big Band CD. Mike has released 3 CDs with his current big band: Mike Barone Big Band Live in 2005, Metropole (2006) and By Request (2007). TROMBONES UNLIMITED ORIGINAL RECORDINGS featuring Frank Rosolino & Mike Barone Rhubarb Recordings #105 - CD release May 2008 TROMBONES UNLIMITED IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT: cdbaby.com Mike Barone is available for interviews or can be contacted by industry professionals at (951) 301-5041 or email@example.com THE PUBLIC MAY FIND MORE INFO ABOUT AND CONTACT MIKE BARONE AT: mikebaronemusic.com myspace.com/trombonesunlimited from HOLIDAY FOR TROMBONES (1967) 1. Up, Up and Away (J.Webb) 2. It's A Long, Long Way To Tipperary (J. Judge / H. Williams) * 3. Isle of Capri (J. Kennedy / W. Grosz 4. England Swings (R. Miller) 5. Jamaica Farewell (L. Burgess) * 6. A Night In Israel (Adapted by T. Oliver) 7. Loch Lomond (Adapted by T. Oliver) 8. Norwegian Wood (J. Lennon / P. McCartney) * 9. In A Little Spanish Town (Lewis / Young / Wayne) 10. Midnight in Moscow (K. Ball) * 11. Lisbon Antigua (Dubree / Portela / Galhardo / do Vale) 12. Holiday For Trombones (D. Rose) from ONE OF THOSE SONGS (1968) 13. Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah (R. Gilbert / A. Wrubel) 14. La Bamba [A Silly Millimeter Longer] (B. Allen) 15. Night Train (Washington / Simpkins / Forrest) ** 16. Chattanooga Choo Choo (H.Warren / M. Gordon) ** 17. In The Mood (J. Garland) ** 18. Ode To Billy Joe (B. Gentry) 19. Manhattan Spiritual (B. Maxted) 20. The Glory Of Love (B. Hill) 21. A String Of Pearls (J. Gray) ** 22. Take The "A" Train (B. Strayhorn) 23. One Of Those Songs (Calvi / Holt) ** Arrangers: Tommy Oliver George Tipton * Mike Barone **.
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