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Dave Stahl Band Recordings

Standard Issue

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Standard Issue is the fourth recording of the Dave Stahl Band — an assemblage of 12 classic jazz standards in a 32 track digital recording. Dave took the band back into the studio for this release. Just about everyone in the band gets solo space. No contemporary grooves on the arrangements in this recording, just fresh straight-ahead treatments of these standards. Currently available cassette format only.

 

Selections

It Could Happen To You
A great opening chart, up-tempo arrangement by Dick Lowell featuring solos by Dave, Joel Weiskopf and Frank Perowsky (tenor)

Take The A Train
Dave had a hand in this arrangement along with Bob Mulligan who did the orchestrating, Dave, Rick Stepton (former lead trombone with Buddy Rich), Joel Weiskopf, and Tony Scherr are heard in this bright treatment of the Ellington staple

Lament
The beautiful ballad of J.J. Johnson arranged for the band by Barrie Nettles, lush harmonies and gorgeous scoring featuring Dave and Frank Perowsky (tenor), some really high notes from Dave after Frank's solo

On Green Dolphin Street
Dick Lowell has this classic jazz standard start in 7/4 for a twist before settling in to an up-tempo Latin/swing treatment; Dave solos as does Gary Keller (tenor) and Terry Clarke, interesting counterpoint lines from within the ensemble lead to a big shout from the band and a strong ending

Alone Together
Arranged by Barrie Nettles to showcase the trumpet section, not only are they consummate section players but each trumpeter can play great jazz; primarily melodic statements from Dave in this feature of the trumpets: Joe Mosello, Danny Cahn, John Eckert and Brian Lynch

Jazz Me Blues
A nice swinging medium tempo on the older standard, arranged by Tony Faulkner and featuring the sax section led by Frank Perowsky on soprano sax, you'll also hear Frank solo, Dave solo, and at one point the entire band join in

Speak Low
Latin/swing treatment of this standard, arranged by Dick Lowell, solos by lead alto, Rick Centalonza and Dave, lots of intricate lines for the horns and a thrilling shout chorus

Careless Love
Tony Faulkner arranged the W.C. Handy tune in the style of the late Thad Jones, a medium swing chart with solos form Gary Keller (tenor) and Dave, stomping shout chorus from the band

When I Fall In Love
a captivating, mysterious arrangement by Donny Nolan, this ballad features Dave and Rick Centalonza (alto), beautiful scoring by Donny

Falling In Love With Love
A 3/4 jazz waltz treatment by Barrie Nettles featuring the swinging, cooking tenor of Gary Keller

Killer Joe   
an opening that'll knock your socks off, this Benny Golson tune was arranged for the band by Ted Pease; Brian Lynch, John Eckert, and Dave are heard again, another stomping shout chorus from the band

Caravan
this Ellington tune arranged by Dale DeVoe, trading solos from Rick Stepton and Dave; Joel Weiskopf also solos, and a big ending climaxed by the drums of Terry Clarke

Personnel

Leader / Trumpet / Flugelhorn:  Dave Stahl

Trumpet / Flugelhorn:  Joe Mosello, Danny Cahn, John Eckert, Brian Lynch
Trombone:  Rick Stepton, Larry Farrell
Bass Trombone:  George Flynn
Saxes:  Rick Centalonza - alto, Gary Keller - tenor, Frank Perowsky - tenor, Ed Xiques - bari
Drums:  Terry Clarke
Keyboards:  Joel Weiskopf
String Bass:  Tony Scherr

Reviews

"These are well-known tunes, but each is handled as if the music sheets just came off the presses."
Rapport Magazine

"They give melody its full due while ensemble arranging and soloists take a front row seat in virtuoso talent....The band delivers power, finesse, and style from beginning to end. A must."
Victory Review

"Big bands that know how to both swing and execute crisply...the Dave Stahl Band is capable of both."
Jazziz Magazine

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