Nice! - Jay Saunders' Best of the Two

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Nice! Jay Saunders’ Best of the Two

 

DISC 1

1) Top Fuel Pete vs. The Trav-ski  (5:55)  Phil Kelly
Brian Girley, alto saxophone  •  Adam Hutcheson, alto saxophone

2) I Won’t Dance  (3:17)  Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields, Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, Jimmy McHugh/arr. John Clayton
Sean Jacobi, bass

3) When I’m Sixty-Four  (5:11)  John Lennon, Paul McCartney/arr. Charley Gray
Matt Hornbeck, guitar

4) Worth the Wait  (8:43)  Peter Erskine/arr. Tim Hagans
Phillip Menchaca, trombone  •  Duran Ritz, drums
Sean Giddings, piano  •  Li Xiaochuan, trumpet

5) Sax Alley  (3:32 )  John Bambridge
Dustin Mollick, tenor saxophone  •  J.R. Rocha, tenor saxophone

6) Three on a Tree Two  (4:34)  Charley Gray
Jacob Smith, bass  •  Scott Kruser, guitar  •  Brett McDonald, soprano saxophone

7) Now  (5:48)  Lars Jansson
Li Xiaochuan, trumpet  •  Alex Fraile, alto saxophone
Carl Lundgren, trombone  •  Greg Sadler, drums

8) My Foolish Heart  (6:36)  Ned Washington, Victor Young/arr. Neil Slater
Alex Fraile, alto saxophone 

9) Portuguese Soul  (8:18)  Jimmy Smith/arr. Thad Jones
Sean Giddings, organ  •  Greg Sadler, drums
J.R. Rocha, tenor saxophone  •  Austin Short, trombone
Li Xiaochuan, trumpet  •  Alex Fraile, alto saxophone  •  Jacob Wise, guitar

 

DISC 2

1) Blue Daniel  (4:50)  Frank Rosolino/arr. Ray Brown
Seth Weaver, trombone  •  Carl Lundgren, trombone
Adam Jensen, trombone  •  Nathan Hervey, bass trombone
Eric Andress, bass trombone

2) Earth  (9:05)  Bob Florence
Addison Frei, piano  •  Chris Reardon, tenor saxophone

3) I 8 Da Whole Half Thing  (7:44)  Phil Kelly
Ramsey Castaneda, tenor saxophone  •  Evan Oxenhandler, guitar
Matt Young, drums  •  Anthony Corsaro, congas

4) Infant Eyes  (6:02)  Wayne Shorter/arr. Rich DeRosa
Sergio Pamies, piano  •  Drew Zaremba, soprano saxophone

5) Sink, Sank, Swunk  (6:48)  Drew Zaremba, Brian Ward/arr. Drew Zaremba
Drew Zaremba, soprano saxophone  •  Seth Weaver, trombone
John Hallman, trumpet  •  Jake Greenburg, bass

6) Vaguely Reminiscent  (8:20)  Drew Zaremba
Damián Garcia, piano  •  Daniel Matthews, trumpet

7) Nardis  (4:03)  Miles Davis/arr. Brett McDonald
Jonathan Mones, alto saxophone  •  Brad Young Chan Kang, guitar
Lupe Barrera, drums

8) Detour Ahead (4:33)  Herb Ellis, John Frigo, Lou Carter/arr. Drew Zaremba
Emily Davis, vocals

9) Green Onions  (8:14)  Booker T. Jones/arr. Drew Zaremba
Ally Hany, trumpet  •  Drew Zaremba, alto saxophone
Jake Greenburg, bass  •  Chris Reardon, tenor saxophone 

 

SOURCE ALBUMS

Too Two
Two O’Clock Lab Band
Directed by Jay Saunders
North Texas Jazz LA0902-JS  ©2009

Spring 2009
Disc 1, tracks 1, 2, 3
Saxophones: Adam Hutcheson, Brian Girley, Ben Bohorquez, Matt Morey, Sarah Roberts
Trumpets: Dan Foster, Justin Woodward, Dave Richards, Dan Cron, Mike Shields
Trombones: Kevin Hicks, Nick Wlodarczyk, Hiroshi Wada, Alex Dubrov, Sean Casey
Rhythm: Matt Hornbeck (g), Roberto Verastegui (p), Sean Jacobi (b), Sean Jones (d), Matt Hurley (perc.), Tatiana Mayfield (v)

Jay Saunders, producer; Kent Stump, recording engineer, Nolan Brett, mastering, Crystal Clear Sound, Dallas, TX

Under The Radar
Two O’Clock Lab Band
Directed by Jay Saunders
North Texas Jazz LA1002-JS  ©2010

Fall 2009 & Spring 2010
Disc 1, tracks 4, 5, 6
Saxophones: Brett McDonald, Adam Robertson, Dustin Mollick, J.R. Rocha, Chris Reza
Trumpets: Thomas Davis, Micah Bell, Preston Haining, Li Xiaochuan, Tim Schleinat, Dan Cron
Trombones: Sean Nelson, Hiroshi Wada, Phillip Menchaca, Jon Gauer, Sean Casey
Rhythm: Scott Kruser (g), Sean Giddings (p), Jacob Smith (b), Duran Ritz (d), Melissa McMillan (v)

Jay Saunders, producer; Kent Stump, recording engineer, Nolan Brett, mastering, Crystal Clear Sound, Dallas, TX

Two Twos
Two O’Clock Lab Band
Directed by Jay Saunders
North Texas Jazz LA1202-JS  ©2012

Spring 2011
Disc 1, tracks 7, 8, 9
Saxophones: Justin Pierce, Alex Fraile, Nick Salvucci, J.R. Rocha, Spenser Liszt
Trumpets: Tyler Mire, Jake Boldman, Kevin Swaim, Ally Hany, Li Xiaochuan
Trombones: Carl Lundgren, Austin Short, Julie Gray, Jon Gauer, Craig Flentge
Rhythm: Jacob Wise (g), Sean Giddings (p), Daniel Parr (b), Greg Sadler (d), Kaela Bratcher (v)

Spring 2012
Disc 2, tracks 1, 2, 3
Saxophones: Devin Eddleman, Steve Friel, Ramsey Castaneda, Chris Reardon, Kelsey Pickford
Trumpets: Chad Willis, Andrew Golden, Harrell Petersen, Ally Hany, Preston Haining
Trombones: Carl Lundgren, Adam Jensen, Seth Weaver, Nathan Harvey, Eric Andress
Rhythm: Evan Oxenhandler (g), Addison Frei (p), Young Heo (b), Matt Young (d), Anthony Corsaro, (perc), Ashleigh Smith, Seth Weaver (v)

Jay Saunders, producer; Kent Stump, recording engineer, Nolan Brett, mastering, Crystal Clear Sound, Dallas, TX

Kind Of Two
Two O’Clock Lab Band
Directed by Jay Saunders
North Texas Jazz LA1302-JS  ©2013

Spring 2013
Disc 2, tracks 4, 5, 9
Saxophones: Drew Zaremba, Alex Hahn, Chris Reardon, Niels Rosendahl, Kelsey Pickford
Trumpets: Jake Boldman, Andy Cresap, Ransom Miller, John Hallman, Ally Hany
Trombones: Zach Steele, Matt Corrigan, Seth Weaver, Dan Marion, Chris Sharpe
Rhythm: Horace Bray (g), Sergio Pamies (p), Jake Greenburg (b), Nolan Byrd (d), Lupe Barrera (perc)

Jay Saunders, producer; Kent Stump, recording engineer, Nolan Brett, mastering, Crystal Clear Sound, Dallas, TX

Two Music – It Don’t Mean A Thing If It . . .
Two O’Clock Lab Band
Directed by Jay Saunders
North Texas Jazz LA1402-JS  ©2014

Spring 2014
Disc 2, tracks 6, 7, 8
Saxophones: Julian Sutherland, Jonathan Mones, Ted Davis, Ian Henderson, Seth Ely
Trumpets: Andrew Bezik, Joshua Kauffman, Rick Moose, John Hallman, Daniel Matthews
Trombones: Kennedy Powers, Matt Corrigan, Jake Macary, Freddy Ouellette, Kenny Davis
Rhythm: Brad Young Chan Kang (g), Damián Garcia (p), Jake Greenburg (b), Lupe Barrera (d), Nick Rothouse, Lupe Barrera (perc), Emily Davis, Marion Powers (v), Jessica Young (h)

Jay Saunders, Craig Marshall, Bill Collins III, producers; Kent Stump, recording engineer, Nolan Brett, mastering, Crystal Clear Sound, Dallas, TX                                                   

CREDITS
Producers: Craig Marshall & Jay Saunders
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
Jay Saunders biography: Pati Haworth
Production assistant and CD sales: Christopher Walker 

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