High Road [double CD] - BYU Synthesis

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The High Road double CD was recorded in May 2008, just prior to Dr. Ray Smith and BYU Synthesis embarking on their spring tour of British Isles jazz festivals, including a memorable swing through Scotland.

At Tantara we agreed that Ray's 2007-2008 band was one of the strongest iterations of Synthesis we'd heard in the three decades or so of the band's existence.

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1. Begin the Beguine
Cole Porter
arr. Bill Holman

2. Greensleeves
Attributed to King Henry VIII
arr. Stephen Anderson**

3. High Road
(based on the traditional Scottish tune “Loch Lomond”)
Ben Taylor*

4. Someone to Watch Over Me
George Gershwin
arr. Ian McDougall

5. Too Close for Comfort
Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener,
George Weiss
arr. Gordon Goodwin

6. Cuba Libre
Ed Calle

7. Ask Me Now
Thelonious Monk
arr. Greg Yasinitsky

8. Rhyth Migot
Stephen Anderson**

1. Cherry Juice
Thad Jones

2. The White Cliffs of Dover
Nat Burton, Walter Kent
arr. Ben Tayor*

3. Jitterbug Waltz
Thomas “Fats” Waller
arr. Eric Richards

4. Trash Fire for JJ
David Kjar*

5. Concerto for Trombonito
Ben Taylor*

6. Sig Ep
John Gale

7. A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing
Billy Strayhorn
arr. Mike Tomaro

8. Tico Tico
Zequinha Abreu, Aloysio Oliveira
arr. Bill Holman

* BYU Synthesis Member
** BYU Synthesis Alumnus


Executive producer for Tantara: Ron Simpson

Produced by: Ray Smith

Production coordinator: Ben Fales

Recording and mixing: Michael G. Chadbourne

Mastering: Michael Maughan

Tantara Records is an enterprise center in the School of Music at Brigham Young University, and part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications.

For the cooperation of all the rights owners of the published songs herein, and to the student composers and arrangers as noted in the booklet. Keep the great music coming!
Recorded at LDS Motion Picture Studio, Provo, Utah.