Airstream Artistry - Jim Riggs' Best of the Two

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Airstream Artistry—Jim Riggs’ Best of the Two

 

DISC 1

1) This Could Be the Start of Something Big (Steve Allen/arr. Quincy Jones) 3:10
David Chael, tenor saxophone

2) 61st and Rich It (Thad Jones) 7:54
Mike Davis, bass • Tim Miller, guitar
Curtis Stephan, trumpet • Lee Tomboulian, piano

3) Emily (Johnny Mandel/Johnny Mercer/arr. Les Hooper) 7:44
Scott Belck, trumpet • Lee Tomboulian, piano

4) Captain Perfect (Alf Clausen) 5:53
Curtis Stephan, trumpet • Matt James, soprano saxophone 

5) Little “J” (Thad Jones) 3:47
Tim Miller, guitar • Lee Tomboulian, piano 

6) O Sole Mio (Eduardo di Capua/arr. Billy Byers) 4:17
Keith Javors, piano • Troy Anderson, trombone

7) Quiet Lady (Thad Jones) 5:12
Lee Tomboulian, piano • Curtis Stephan, trumpet

8) Bewitched (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart/arr. Dale Wilson) 5:25
Tim Miller, guitar • Russell Remington, tenor saxophone

9) Jackson County Jubilee (Benny Carter) 2:33
Eric Morones, tenor saxophone • Akira Sato, trumpet • Phil Magallanes, piano

10) Looking For the Back Door (Alf Clausen) 9:15
Brad Williams, piano • Thomas Eby, flugelhorn
Trombones: Dave Richards, Nick Wlodarczyk, David Winslow,
Nic Butts, Jason Oliver • Chris Mike, baritone saxophone

11) A Quiet Longing (Chuck Owen) 7:53
Steve Friel, flute • Sylvester Onyejiaka, tenor saxophone • Ben Haugland, piano

12) Samba Nice (Tom Kubis) 6:57
Pat Shook, alto flute • Matt Shea, flugelhorn • Jason Moss, soprano saxophone
Lee Tomboulian, piano • Mark Tonelli, guitar 

 

DISC 2

1) At Long Last, Love (Billy Byers) 3:21
John Jeanerette, tenor saxophone • Neil Shah, piano

2) Booze Brothers (Frank Foster) 4:51
Stephen Smith, trombone • Mike Shields, trumpet

3) Blues in Hoss’ Flat (Frank Foster) 4:43
Steve Butts, trumpet • Marcus Wolfe, tenor saxophone
Eric Ordway, trombone • Stockton Helbing, drums

4) Four Flats in Search of a Theme (Billy Byers) 2:40
Neil Shah, piano • Drew Pitcher, alto saxophone

5) Concerto in F (George Gershwin/arr. John Williams) 2:57
Stefan Karlsson, piano

6) Mine (George Gershwin, arr. John Williams) 4:05
Clay Jenkins, trumpet • Dan Higgins, alto saxophone

7) My Man’s Gone Now (George Gershwin/arr. John Williams) 3:56
Clay Jenkins, trumpet

8) The Willow (Maria Schneider) 5:10
Frank Basile, baritone saxophone
Down Beat 2001 jazz soloist award recipient

9) On Green Dolphin Street (Bronisław Kaper, Ned Washington/arr. Les Hooper) 5:01
Wayne Delano, alto saxophone • Scott Harrell, trumpet
Tim Harrison, piano • Don Meoli, drums

10) The Poet (Michael Loveless) 7:31
Tim Harrison, piano • Jay Miglia, tenor saxophone

11) There Will Never Be Another You (Harry Warren/Mack Gordon/arr. Matt Gawlick) 5:17
Joe Johnson, bass • John Leadbetter, alto saxophone

12) To You (Thad Jones)  4:04
Joe Shyka, trombone

13) Boom Boom Bob Brookmeyer) 7:53
Nick Wlodarczyk, trombone • Thomas Eby, trumpet • Justin Stanton, trumpet

14) For Her (Alf Clausen)  5:32
Thomas Eby, flugelhorn • Nick Wlodarczyk, trombone • Brad Danho, flute

15) Exit Only (Dave Zoller)  5:05
Joren Cain, baritone saxophone • Steve Fieldhouse, tenor saxophone 

 

DISC 3

1) Basie (Ernie Wilkins) 4:36
Stephen Anderson, piano • Tyler Summers, vocal
David Chael, tenor saxophone

2) I Thought About You (Johnny Mercer/Jimmy Van Heusen/arr. Vern Sielert) 6:07
Thomas Eby, flugelhorn • Adam Hutchison, alto saxophone
Nick Wlodarczyk, trombone • Ben Haugland, piano

3) Art of the Big Band (Bob Mintzer) 6:28
Tyler Kuebler, tenor saxophone • Don Meoli, drums

4) Ana Luiza (Antonio Carlos Jobim/arr. Claus Ogerman) 6:07
Carl Murr, trombone

5) Que Pasa Bossa (Thad Jones) 6:41
Ben Cook, piano

6) Thank You (Thad Jones) 5:24
Ryota Ishikawa, piano • John Leadbetter, alto saxophone
Aric Schneller, trombone • Justin Stanton, flugelhorn
Kazuki Nagashima, baritone saxophone • Jason Hausback, bass trombone

7) My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart/arr. Dave Zoller) 8:30
Ben Haugland, piano • Ryan Davidson, guitar • Thomas Eby, flugelhorn

8) Bag-A-Bones (Neal Hefti) 2:17
Matt Lambert, trombone

9) Easy To Love (Cole Porter/arr. Charlie Young) 4:04
Saxophones: Idit Schner, Andrew Francisco, Murray J. Morrison,
Carlos Espinosa, Darren Peterson • Pete Wehner, drums

10) Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke/arr. Bill Holman) 6:42
David Winslow, trombone

11) Three and One (Thad Jones) 6:16
Gregg McCrea, trombone • Bill Linney, baritone saxophone
Vaughn Roberts, flugelhorn • Mike Blanco, bass

12) Mr. Fonebone (Bob Mintzer) 4:31
Don Meoli, drums • Tyler Kuebler, tenor saxophone

13) Air Mail Special (Jimmy Mundy/Benny Goodman/Charlie Christian/arr. Al Cohn) 4:18
Zac Giffel, trombone • Kavan Manson, trumpet
Tyler Summers, alto saxophone • Aaron Lington, baritone saxophone
Dave Chael, tenor saxophone • Joel Fountain, drums

 

SOURCE ALBUMS

The Transparent Two
Seafair-Bolo Records BSCD 8005-2  ©1994
Two O’Clock Lab Band
Directed by James Riggs

Spring 1991
Disc 2, Track 9 (On Green Dolphin Street)
Disc 2, Track 10 (The Poet)
Saxophones: Wayne Delano, Bruce Bohnstengel, Jonathan Beckett, Jay Miglia, Scott Covey
Trumpets: J. Roberts, Brad Turner, Ivo Braun, Scott Harrell, Vern Sielert
Trombones: Eberhard Budziat, Taylor Cowan, Dan Martin, John Walasko, Steve Fosmire
Rhythm: Daran Deshazo (g), Tim Harrison (p), Jon Button (b), Don Meoli (d), Norm Bergeron (perc)

Spring 1992
Disc 3, Track 5 (Que Pasa Bossa)
Saxophones: Matt James, Luis Hernandez, Dave Detweiler, Andrew Axelrad, Bruce Bohnstengel
Trumpets: Freddie Morgan, Mike Rogers, Ivo Braun, Dave Gibble, Scott Harrell
Trombones: Troy Anderson, Scott Thunder, Mike Bravin, Dan Aldag, Eric Anderson
Rhythm: Glen Ginn (g), Ben Cook (p), Jon Button (b), Don Meoli (d), Norm Bergeron (perc)

Spring 1993
Disc 3, Track 3 (Art of the Big Band)
Disc 3, Track 12 (Mr. Fonebone)
Saxophones: Alan Burton, Steve Dominguez, Tyler Kuebler, Woodrow Witt, Doug Morgan
Trumpets: Scott Englebright, Chris Maurer, Jami Dauber, Steffen Kuehn, Tim Weaver
Trombones: Mike Bravin, Aric Schneller, Michael Koehler, Dan Aldag, Eberhard Budziat
Rhythm: Steve Cotter (g),  Henry Hey (p), Tim Polster (b), Don Meoli (d), Rich Redmond (perc)

James Riggs, producer; Bill Foshee, recording engineer, Sumet Studios, Dallas, TX
George Geurin & Jim Ogilvy, mastering, Bolo Digital Studios, Denton, TX

Two O’Clock Jazz Band
Klavier Records KD-77019  ©1997
Two O’Clock Lab Band
Directed by James Riggs

Spring 1994
Disc 1, Track 6 (O Sole Mio) • Disc 3, Track 8 (Bag-A-Bones)
Saxophones: Mike Dubaniewicz, Christian Schulze, Jay Miglia, Garin Webb, Steven Von Wald
Trumpets: Adolfo Acosta, Willie Roy, David Edmund, Timothy Weaver, Roger Lent
Trombones: Troy Anderson, Travis Harris, Matt Lambert, Charles Cudney, Clayton Lehman
Rhythm: Tim Miller (g), Keith Javors (p), Cliff Schmitt (b), Chris Tarr (d), Travis Knepper (perc) 

Fall 1994
Disc 1, Track 3 (Emily) • Disc 1, Track 8 (Bewitched)
Saxophones:  Mike Dubaniewicz, Steve Dominguez, Jon Beckett, Russell Remington, Chad Makela
Trumpets: Adolfo Acosta, Vaughn Roberts, David Edmunds, Randy Burgeson, Scott Belck
Trombones: Troy Anderson, Travis Harris, Jeff Martin, Brandon Moodie, Rick Blanc
Rhythm: Tim Miller (g), Lee Tomboulian (p), Mike Davis (b), Chip Vayenas (d), Chris Hayes (perc) 

Spring 1995
Disc 1, Track 2 (61st and Rich It) • Disc 1, Track 4 (Captain Perfect)
Disc 1, Track 5 (Little “J”) • Disc 1, Track 7 (Quiet Lady)
Saxophones: Matt James, Doug Morgan, Pat Shook, Greg Ridlington, Chad Makela
Trumpets: Adolfo Acosta, Randy Burgeson, Dave Edmunds, Vaughn Roberts, Curtis Stephan
Trombones: Mike Bravin, Ben Patterson, Jeff Roe, Olav Calbow, Brandon Moodie
Rhythm: Tim Miller (g), Lee Tomboulian (p), Mike Davis (b), Bill Shupp (d), Richard Stitzel (perc)

Fall 1995
Disc 1, Track 12 (Samba Nice)
Saxophones: Jason Moss, Jacob Duncan, Pat Shook, Christian Schulze, Matt Noack
Trumpets: John Light, Kurt Zemaitaitis, Vaughn Roberts, Matt Shea, Randy Burgeson
Trombones: Mike Bravin, Brian Davis, Ken Prouty, Robert Claiborne, Brandon Moodie
Rhythm: Mark Tonelli (g), Lee Tomboulian (p), Mike Davis (b), Andy Heglund (d), Jay Garrett (perc)

James Riggs, producer; Bill Foshee, recording engineer, Bruce Leek, mastering, Sumet Studios, Dallas, TX

Two O’Clock Jazz Band II
Klavier Records KD-77023  ©1999
Two O’Clock Lab Band
Directed by James Riggs

Spring 1997
Disc 3, Track 11 (Three and One)
Saxophones: Andrew Layton, Jacob Duncan, Steve Jones, Chad Eby, Bill Linney
Trumpets: Bryan Uhl, Jeremy Earnhart, Akira Sato, Dean McNeil, Vaughn Roberts
Trombones: Joe Shyka, Greg McCrea, Gene Clark, Robert Claiborne, Joy Archer
Rhythm: Niclas Hoglind (g), Pavel Wlosok (p), Mike Blanco (b), Max Oepen (d), Ray Levitt (perc)

James Riggs & Bruce Leek, producers; Bruce Leek, recording engineer and mastering, UNT, Denton, TX

A Salute to Benny Carter
Klavier Records KD-77028  ©1999
Two O’Clock Lab Band
Directed by James Riggs

Spring 1999
Disc 1, Track 1 (Start of Something Big) • Disc 1, Track 9 (Jackson County Jubilee)
Disc 2, Track 12 (To You) • Disc 3, Track 13 (Air Mail Special)
Saxophones: Jeff Fort, Tyler Summers, Scott Marshall, David Chael, Aaron Lington
Trumpets: Pete DeSiena, Greg Curtis, Brad Clymer, Paul Tynan, Kavan Manson
Trombones: Carl Murr, Stephen Smith, Zac Giffel, Mark Robnett, Joel Keene
Rhythm: Noel Johnston (g), Stephen Anderson (p), Michael Barton (b), Joel Fountain (d)

James Riggs, producer; Pam Irwin, recording engineer, David Rosenblat, mastering, Sumet Studios, Dallas, TX

The Translucent Two
North Texas Jazz LA0003-JR  ©2001
Two O’Clock Lab Band
Directed by James Riggs

Spring 1998
Disc 2, Track 8 (The Willow)
Saxophones: Andrew Layton, Oscar Garza, Eric Morones, Zack Hexum, Frank Basile
Trumpets: Ramon Vasquez, Akira Sato, Dean McNeil, Vaughn Roberts, Kavan Manson
Trombones: Joe Shyka, Zac Giffel, Gene Clark, Robert Claiborne, Joy Archer
Rhythm: John Strickler (g), Phil Magallanes (p), Steve Haines (b), Joel Fountain (d)

Spring 2000
Disc 3, Track 1 (Basie) • Disc 3, Track 4 (Ana Luiza)
Saxophones: Wil Swindler, Tyler Summers, David Chael, John Jeanneret, Aaron Lington
Trumpets: Dave Anderson, Akira Sato, Brad Clymer, Frank Saffiotti, Jim Pickard
Trombones: Carl Murr, Jeff Valentine, David Winslow, Grant Dawson, David Kroschell
Rhythm: Davy Mooney (g), Stephen Anderson (p), Adam Thomas (b), Joel Fountain (d)

James Riggs, producer; Michael Vazquez & Pam Irwin, recording engineers, Nolan Brett, mastering, Sumet Studios, Dallas, TX

The Manne We Love: Gershwin Revisited
TNC Jazz Recordings CD-1713  ©2002
Steve Houghton Quintet
Dan Higgins, alto saxophone • Clay Jenkins, trumpet • Stefan Karlsson, piano
Lou Fischer, bass • Steve Houghton, drums
Two O’Clock Lab Band
Directed by James Riggs

Spring 2001
Disc 2, Track 5 (Concerto in F) • Disc 2, Track 6 (Mine)
Disc 2, Track 7 (My Man’s Gone Now)
Woodwinds: Jeff Fort, Chad Donohue, Marcus Wolfe, Aaron Lington
Trumpets: Walter Simonsen, Steve Butts, Mike Shields, Pete DeSiena
Trombones: Carl Murr, Stephen Smith, Grant Dawson
Horns: Lanette Lopez-Ramirez, Heather Schimp, Scott Tignor (tuba)

Steve Houghton, producer; Talley Sherwood & Kent Stump, recording engineers, Talley Sherwood, mastering, Crystal Clear Sound studio, Dallas, TX

The Best of the Big O
North Texas Jazz LA0402-JR  ©2004
Two O’Clock Lab Band
Directed by James Riggs

Spring 2001
Disc 2, Track 1 (At Long Last, Love) • Disc 2, Track 2 (Booze Brothers)
Disc 2, Track 4 (Four Flats in Search of a Theme)
Saxophones: Jeff Fort, Drew Pitcher, John Jeanneret, Marcus Wolfe, Aaron Lington
Trumpets: Walter Simonsen, Mike Shields, Steve Butts, Logan Keese, Frank Saffiotti
Trombones: Zac Giffel, Stephen Smith, Carl Murr, Grant Dawson, Jon Yeager
Rhythm: Gary Melvin (g), Neil Shah (p), Matt Wigton (b), Danny Lueck (d)

Fall 2001
Disc 2, Track 3 (Blues in Hoss’ Flat) • Disc 2, Track 15 (Exit Only)
Saxophones: Jesse Cloninger, Stephen Clothier, Marcus Wolfe, Steve Fieldhouse, Joren Cain
Trumpets: Michael Bookman, Ken McGill, Steve Butts, Logan Keese, Greg Duncan
Trombones: Carl Murr, Eric Ordway, Trevor Shaw, Matt Lennex, Jon Yeager
Rhythm: Kevin Brunkhorst (g), Hiro Morozumi (p), Ryan McGillicuddy (b), Stockton Helbing (d)

James Riggs, producer; Michael Vazquez, recording engineer, Nolan Brett, mastering, Dallas Sound Lab, Irving, TX

Avenue “C” Jazz
North Texas Jazz LA0603-JR  ©2006
Two O’Clock Lab Band
Directed by James Riggs

Spring 2005
Disc 3, Track 9 (Easy To Love)
Saxophones: Idit Shner, Andrew Pangilinan, Murray J. Morrison, Carlos Espinosa, Darren Peterson
Trumpets: Randel Babin, Matt Timm, Justin Tischler, Chris Borin, Drew Malloy
Trombones: Sara Jacovino, Nick Wlodarczyk, Aric Schneller, Mark Breckenridge, Ben Polk
Rhythm: Chris McQueen (g), Josh Hanlon (p), Matt Blaize (b), Pete Wehner (d) 

Spring 2006
Disc 2, Track 14 (For Her)
Saxophones: John Leadbetter, Brian Girley, Isaac Lamar, Carlos Espinosa, Kazuki Nagashima
Trumpets: Sean Foley, Lee Koelz, Matt Timm, Thomas Eby, Justin Stanton
Trombones: Dave Richards, Nick Wlodarczyk, Aric Schneller, Jason Oliver, Jason Hausback
Rhythm: Lindsey Miller (g), Ryota Ishikawa (p), Joe Johnson (b), Michael D’Angelo (d)

James Riggs, producer; Kent Stump, recording engineer, Nolan Brett, mastering, Crystal Clear Sound studio, Dallas, TX

Bruce Hall Jazz Music
North Texas Jazz LA0703-JR  ©2007
Two O’Clock Lab Band
Directed by James Riggs

Spring 2006
Disc 2, Track 11 (There Will Never Be Another You) • Disc 2, Track 13 (Boom Boom)
Disc 3, Track 6 (Thank You)
Saxophones: John Leadbetter, Brian Girley, Isaac Lamar, Carlos Espinosa, Kazuki Nagashima
Trumpets: Sean Foley, Lee Koelz, Matt Timm, Thomas Eby, Justin Stanton
Trombones: Dave Richards, Nick Wlodarczyk, Aric Schneller, Jason Oliver, Jason Hausback
Rhythm: Lindsey Miller (g), Ryota Ishikawa (p), Joe Johnson (b), Michael D’Angelo (d) 

Spring 2007
Disc 1, Track 10 (Looking for the Back Door)
Disc 3, Track 10 (Polka Dots and Moonbeams)
Saxophones: Tim Barclay, John Leadbetter, Alastair Otteson, Chris Bullock, Chris Mike
Trumpets: Sean Foley, Matt Timm, Brandon Potts, Clynt Yerkes, Thomas Eby
Trombones: Dave Richards, Nick Wlodarczyk, David Winslow, Nic Butts, Jason Oliver
Rhythm: Justin Cash (g), Brad Williams (p), Ryan Hagler (b), Michael D’Angelo (d)

James Riggs, producer; Kent Stump, recording engineer, Nolan Brett, mastering, Crystal Clear Sound studio, Dallas, TX

Denton Texas Jazz Giant
North Texas Jazz LA0705-JR  ©2007
Two O’Clock Lab Band
Directed by James Riggs

Spring 2008
Disc 1, Track 11 (A Quiet Longing) • Disc 3, Track 2 (I Thought About You)
Disc 3, Track 7 (My Funny Valentine)
Saxophones: Adam Hutcheson, Collin Hauser, Sylvester Onyejiaka, Carlos Espinosa, Aaron Lovato
Trumpets: Dave Richards, Justin Woodward, Tim Schleinat, Clynt Yerkes, Thomas Eby
Trombones: Austin Short, Nick Wlodarczyk, Sean Nelson, Nic Butts, Matt Jefferson
Rhythm: Ryan Davidson (g), Ben Haugland (p), Mikel Combs (b), Sean Jones (d)

James Riggs, producer; Kent Stump, recording engineer, Nolan Brett, mastering, Crystal Clear Sound studio, Dallas, TX

  

CREDITS
Producers: Craig Marshall & James Riggs
Co-producer and mastering engineer: Phil Bulla
Edited and Re-Mastered by Phil Bulla at Platinum Productions, Monroe, NY
Project layout and design: Brad Haefner
Copy editing and proofreading: Craig Marshall, John Murphy, Linda Strube
Photographs courtesy of: UNT Division of Jazz Studies
Jim Riggs biography: Pati Haworth
Production assistant and CD sales: Christopher Walker 

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