SAXOLOLLAPALOOZA = MASSIVE SAXOPHONES!!
What do you get when you cross six of Los Angeles best jazz saxophonists, the drummer from the legendary band Weather Report and Grammy nominated composer/arranger Frank Macchia? Saxolollapalooza, of course!
The CD features Eric Marienthal, Bob Sheppard, Gene Cipriano, Sal Lozano, Frank Macchia and Jay Mason on saxes and woodwinds, with drummer extraordinaire Peter Erskine supplying the fluid grooves. Macchia arranged and produced the material, which is an eclectic mix of New Orleans second line feel, samba, funk, swing and ballad genres. Says Jazziz Magazine of Macchia, an inventive composer and arranger who deserves comparisons to Gil Evans and Pat Metheny".
Macchia has worked with Van Dyke Parks, Ella Fitzgerald, Brian Wilson, Clare Fisher, Yes, the Tonight Show Band and composed and orchestrated on numerous films and television shows. He received a Grammy nomination in 2007 for his arrangement of Black Is the Color of My True Loves Hair" from his CD Emotions.
Saxolollapalooza is currently available at Amazon.com, CDBaby.com, frankmacchia.net, and retails for $13.98. For more information and downloadable music please visit our website.
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