Frank Derrick The Beat Goes On
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- Released: September 8, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Jazzed Media
- $0.99 on iTunes1.Away We Go
- $0.99 on iTunes2.Conquest
- $0.99 on iTunes3.Cute
- $0.99 on iTunes4.Beat Goes On
- $0.99 on iTunes5.Caravan
- $0.99 on iTunes6.Summeretime
- 7.My Fair Lady
- $0.99 on iTunes8.Blue Rondo a La Turk
- $0.99 on iTunes9.In Stride
- $0.99 on iTunes10.Me Too
- $0.99 on iTunes11.I Get a Kick out of You
- $0.99 on iTunes12.Slaughter on 10th Avenue
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Personnel: Frank Derrick (drums); Lindsey Blair (guitar); Billy Ross (flute, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Dan Salmasian (alto saxophone); Jim Hayward, Ed Maina (tenor saxophone); Randy Emerick (baritone saxophone); Melton Mustafa (trumpet, flugelhorn); Chris LaBarbera, Augie Haas, Doug Michels (trumpet); Dante Luciani, Steve Sigmund, John Kricker (trombone); George Caldwell, Mike Levine (piano); Frank Derrick (drums).
Audio Mixers: Hal Batt; Frank Derrick; Mike Lewis .
Liner Note Author: Doug Ramsey.
Recording information: Afterhours Studios, Miami, FL; Criteria Studios; The Hit Factory, New York, NY.
Arrangers: George Caldwell; Frank Derrick; Alan Baylock; Mike Lewis .
Frank Derrick is a veteran drummer who has spent several decades working in various jazz orchestras and with legends like Benny Carter and Eubie Blake, while also serving as house drummer for The David Letterman Show and working in the pit for a number of Broadway shows. The Beat Goes On is an excellent, if long delayed debut as a leader for him, showcasing his chops not only as a soloist but also as an arranger and composer, in both big-band and quintet settings. His lighthearted scoring of "Cute" (one of many Neal Hefti gems popularized by Count Basie) features a tasty samba worked into the body of the piece, showcasing flautist Billy Ross, a muted trumpet solo by Melton Mustafa, and pianist Mike Levine, in addition to the leader's crisp brushwork. Derrick was inspired by Art Blakey's 1962 recording of "Caravan" when he created his updated arrangement, which alternates between hard bop and an Afro-Latin flavor. Dave Brubeck's "Blue Rondo a la Turk" is rarely performed in a big-band setting, but Derrick's superb chart reveals its possibilities, featuring Mustafa's expressive flugelhorn and Ross' playful soprano sax. The drummer's originals also sparkle. "In Stride" is a loping funk vehicle, while "Conquest" is a breezy hard bop vehicle. Hopefully, Frank Derrick won't have to wait long for a follow-up record date. ~ Ken Dryden
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