In 1989 at the Emerson Majestic Theatre in Boston, I produced a concert called "Big Bands On The Edge." The bands were: the Either/Orchestra (Russ Gershon, leader), Orange Then Blue (George Schuller, leader) and Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra (Darrell Katz and Ken Schaphorst, leaders). Also featured was alto sax soloist Julius Hemphill. This track was released on the JCAO cd "Dreamland," available at jazzcomposersalliance.org. It was written and conducted by Darrell Katz.
If you check out the list of musicians below, you will see many people you recognize. (Notes by Stephen Provizer).
Tom Halter, John Carlson, John Allmark, Diego Urcola, Ken Cervenka, Dave Balou, John Carlson, Mark Taylor
Gary Valente, Peter Cirelli, Russell Jewell, Curtis Hasselbring, Bob Pilkington, Joshua Roseman
Marshall Sealy, Mark Taylor
Matt Darriau, Stan Strickland, Allan Chase, Russ Gershon, Charlie Kohlhase, Bob Zung, Chris Cheeks, Rob Scheps, Jay Brandford, Douglas Yates
Tim Ray, John Medeski
Paul Del Nero, Michael Rivard, Wesley Wirth
George Schuller, Jerome Dupree, Ron Savage
John Dirac, Ben Sher
Sa Davis, Jerry Leake