Widely considered one of the finest university-level jazz big bands, BYU Synthesis, under the direction of Ray Smith, was recorded live at the 1996 Montreux International Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Features tunes written by or for Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Count Basie as well as strong contemporary originals.
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1. Sing, Sing, Sing
2. A Warm Breeze
3. The Heart of the Matter
4. All Blues
Miles Davis, arr. Vince Mendoza
6. Easy Livin'
L. Robin and R. Rainger, arr. Bob Mintzer
7. The First Circle
Pat Metheny, arr. Bob Curnow
8. Things to Come
Dizzy Gillespie, arr. Gil Fuller
Produced and directed by Ray Smith
Recorded on site at the Montreux Jazz Festival by Jeffrey Carter
Mixed at the LDS Motion Picture Studio in Provo, Utah by Michael Chadbourne
Executive Producer: Clyn Barrus
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