May 25, 2024

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For Your GRAMMY® Consideration: Bob Mintzer Big Band – New York Voices: Meeting of Minds

MCG JAZZ presents: BOB MINTZER BIG BAND – NEW YORK VOICES – “MEETING OF MINDS

MUSICIANS

Kim Nazarian – Vocals
Lauren Kinhan – Vocals
Darmon Meader – Vocals
Peter Eldridge – Vocals, Piano
Bob Mintzer – Tenor Saxophone, Flute
Bob Sheppard – Alto Saxophone, Flute
Lawrence Feldman – Alto Saxophone, Flute
Bob Malach – Tenor Saxophone
Roger Rosenberg – Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet
Bob Millikan – Trumpet
Frank Greene – Trumpet
Scott Wendholt – Trumpet
James Moore – Trumpet
Keith O’Quinn – Trombone
Jeff Bush – Trombone
Jay Ashby – Trombone, Percussion
David Taylor – Bass Trombone
Phil Markowitz – Piano
Marty Ashby – Guitar
Jay Anderson – Bass
John Riley – Drums
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION:

Large Jazz Ensemble Album
(Meeting of Minds)

Improvised Jazz Solo
(Bob Mintzer, Scott Wendholt)

Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
(Autumn Leaves, The Way You Look
Tonight)

Arrangement, Instrumental or
A Capella
(I Want To Be Happy)

Engineered Album, Non-Classical
(Meeting of Minds)

“Meeting of Minds” focuses on the integration of voices with the big band. The combination of the dynamic writing styles of Bob Mintzer and New York Voices’ Darmon Meader, produces a very dense yet very fresh sonic palette.

Each arrangement transforms a classic song into a modern-day hit revealing the lasting power of a great song. In addition to the wonderful arrangements, the album showcases over a dozen powerful improvised solos from some of the top musicians in the world. The collaboration is truly a musically rich Meeting of Minds.
Produced by MCG’s Marty Ashby with all band arrangements by Mintzer except: “I Get Along Without You Very Well” arranged by Peter Eldridge and Meader and “You Go To My Head” arranged by Meader. All vocal arrangements are by Meader. “Meeting of Minds” also includes classic tracks: “Autumn Leaves,” “I Want To Be Happy,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “You Go To My Head,” “Old Devil Moon,” “Speak Low,” and “I’ll Remember April” in addition to Mintzer’s composition “Weird Blues.”

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