Critically-acclaimed lead trombonist Al Hermann brings his magical touch with a great group of musicians to present a program of extremely warm and enjoyable tunes... Originally from New Orleans, a young Hermann spent his weekends on the Louisiana State University campus in Baton Rouge absorbing the formidable talents of trombonist Carl Fontana, who was Al’s mentor. While in New Orleans, Hermann played with the Dukes of Dixieland and the New Orleans Symphony, and was a regular at the Roosevelt Hotel where he backed such luminaries as Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Julie London, and Peggy Lee.
Bob Montgomery is an internationally recognized performing artist who has backed such artists as Sammy Davis Jr., Diana Ross, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, Nancy Wilson, and many more. Bob's reputation as an educator has earned him many awards, including "Teacher of the Year", "Jazz Educator and Performer of the Year", and "Colorado Jazz Educator Of The Year".
TRACK LISTING: JUST FRIENDS - composed by John Lenner & Sam Lewis -arranged by John McNeil ; GOS-PAUL - composed by Josh Quinlan - arranged by Bob Montgomery ; ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE - composed by Jerome Kern - arranged by Bob Montgomery; BECAUSE SHE CARES - composed and arranged by Bob Montgomery ; THIS I DIG OF YOU - composed by Hank Mobley - arranged by John McNeil; O GRANDE AMOR - composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim - arranged by John McNeil ; MR. SYMS - composed by John Coltrane - arranged by Bob Montgomery; BLUES BY 5 - composed by Miles Davis - arranged by John McNeil ; HIGH LIFE - composed by Jeff Jenkins - arranged by Bob Montgomery
Featured Artists: Bob Montgomery - trumpet; Al Hermann - trombone; Josh Quinlan - alto and tenor saxophones; Dave Hanson - piano; Ken Walker - bass; Todd Reid - drums