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Trumpet Madness (2005)

Trumpet Madness, Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

Trumpet Madness features several wonderful trumpeters, as well as the entire Aardvark Orchestra in both solo and collective improvisational roles. Among the trumpeters are music director Mark Harvey, soloing on Taylor Ho Bynum's Concerto for Orchestra and Improviser, Berlin-based trumpeter Rajesh Mehta, featured on Harvey's Spirals which was written especially for Mehta and his percussion collaborator Paul Lovens, and trumpeters Harvey, Ho Bynum, Mehta, Greg Kelley, and Jeanne Snodgrass on the title tune Trumpet Madness, an improvisational tour de force. K.C. Dunbar, Jimmy Leach, and Eric Dahlman round out our trumpetistic panorama as they are heard to advantage on several other tracks on the recording.

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An Aardvark Christmas (1997)

This recording contains carols from around the world in a wide variety of styles.Here is a sample of the response to this recording:

"The sound is a modern blend of jazz, classical, and multi- cultural folk music. . . Appalachian and African-American carols, a delightful calypso, and a New Orleans second-line styled version of "Jingle Bells". . . . if you've got big ears, you'll hear a lot of joy in this fine work."




track#      song name      track time           
1     What Child Is This?     (5:32)           
2     I Wonder as I Wander     (6:13)           
3     Virgin Mary Carol     (4:55)           
4     Go Tell It on the Mountain/Sweet Little Jesus Boy     (4:33)           
5     O Come, O Come, Emmanuel     (7:47)           
6     Gloria in Excelsis Deo     (21:32)           
7     Song of the Birds     (4:07)           
8     Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence     (11:18)           
9     Jingle Bells     (3:31)         

     Richard Nelson          Guitar
     Big John Patton          French Horn
     Mike Peipman          Trumpet
     Bob Pilkington          Trombone
     Phil Scarff          Saxophone, Woodwind
     Jeanne Snodgrass          Vacuum Cleaner
     Stan Strickland          Woodwind
     Jim Whitney          Double Bass
     Marshall Sealy          French Horn
     Harold Anderson          Double Bass
     David Broderick          Engineer
     Arni Cheatham          Saxophone
     Jerry Edwards          Bass (Electric), Vocals
     Craig Ellis          Percussion
     Donna Hewitt-Didham          Vocals
     Jay Keyser          Trombone
     Harry Wellott          Drums
     Laurie Flannery          Mastering
     Jeff Marsanskis          Tuba, Trombone (Bass)
     Brad Jones          Saxophone, Woodwind
     Greg Kelley          Trumpet
     Kate Matson          Cover Art
     Aardvark Orchestra          Main Performer
     John Funkhouser          Piano (Electric)
     Mark Messier          Saxophone, Woodwind
     Stan Strickland          Saxophone
     Peter H. Bloom          Saxophone, Woodwind
     Ken Filiano          Double Bass
     Mark Harvey          Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes
     Bill Lowe          Tuba, Trombone (Bass)
     Tom T. Hall          Saxophone, Woodwind
     Vinny Golia          Saxophone, Woodwind


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