Two O'Clock Jazz Band includes: Jeff Fort, Tyler Summers (saxophone); Pete DeSiena, Paul Tynan (trumpet); Carl Murr, Joel Keene (trombone); Steve Anderson (piano); Michael Barton (bass); Joel Fountain (drums).
Recorded at ASC Sumet Studios, Dallas, Texas. Includes liner notes by Benny Carter & James Riggs.
Personnel: Zack Hexum, Frank Basile (saxophone); Vaughn Roberts, Dean McNeill (trumpet); Gene Clark, Bob Claiborne, Joe Shyka (trombone); Joel Fountain (drums).
Audio Mixers: James Riggs; Pam Irwin.
Liner Note Authors: James Riggs; Benny Carter .
Recording information: ASC Sumet Studios, Garland, TX.
Arrangers: Dean McNeill; Al Cohn; Quincy Jones.
The University of North Texas 1999 Two O'Clock Jazz Band don't sound like a college band, but rather like a well-seasoned bunch of road warriors, on this swinging romp of Benny Carter classics. Particularly impressive is the work of pianist Phil Magailanes and tenor saxophonists Eric Morones and Zack Hexum. Cut live to two-track, the album benefits UNT's Jazz Studies program, a good cause with a lot of good music attached to it. ~ Cub Koda