Personnel: Steve Jacobson (guitar); Frank Wess, Tim McNamara (flute); Doug Angelaccio, Matthew Dethrow, Dave Hutten, Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone); Rob Denty, Jason Cates, Robert Gardiner (tenor saxophone); Jeff Erikson, Kevin Pike (baritone saxophone); Jason Petti, Matt Lewis , Kirk Garrison (trumpet); Gil Wukitsch, Eric Nelson, Jason Aspinwall, Vance Thompson, Bob Lark (flugelhorn); Troy Anderson, Greg Sunken, Thomas Michaud, Tom Hanton, Steve Bradley, Brian Culbertson (trombone); Michael Stryker (piano); Sharay Reed (bass guitar); James Ward, Tom Hipskind, Bob Rummage (drums); James Ward, Jr. (percussion).
Recorded during the mid-'90s, The Chicago Sessions features legendary trumpeter Clark Terry performing with the Depaul University Big Band under the direction of trumpeter Bob Lark. Compiled out of two hard--to-find recordings, this is '50s and '60s style big-band bop that should appeal to fans of straight-ahead jazz. Terry sounds in fine form throughout and it is a joy to hear him showcased within such a large and crisply swinging ensemble. ~ Matt Collar