Original Compositions: From the 2005-2006 Band [double CD] - BYU Synthesis

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A swinging two-disc set of originals by band members with a few standards sprinkled in. BYU Synthesis went on a European tour of jazz festivals with this material, and found that the original compositions were received very warmly. Jazz fans will love this happy music, which reflects the fun side of this award-winning band.

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1. I Don’t Know Why
Regan Brough*

2. Corner Pocket [from the Count Basie band]
Freddie Green and Don Wolf
transcribed by D. Berger

3. Bembe
Lyle Durland**

4. I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You)
A. Daugherty, D. Nieberg, and E. Reynolds
arr. Regan Brough*

5. Pterodactyl: A Gift from Extra-Terrestrial Benefactors
Anthony Phan*

6. Black Sugar
Regan Brough*

7. De-monished
Anthony Phan*

8. The Color Fades from Your Eyes
Anthony Phan*

9. Amigo
Roberto Carlos and Erasmo Carlos
arr. Anthony Phan*

10. The Sheik of Araby
[from the Alvino Rey band] H. Smith, F. Wheeler, T. Snyder
arr. Billy May


1. Strike Up the Band
George Gershwin
arr. Sammy Nestico

2. Stalk Options
Anthony Phan*

3. Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise [from the Terry Gibbs band]
Oscar Hammerstein II and Sigmund Romberg
arr. Marty Paich

4. A Slice of Haanikinisch
Anthony Phan*

5. I Hate to Leave
Regan Brough*

6. The L’s are Si‘ll’ent
Kristen Bromley*

7. Missing You
Michael Tobian*

8. Perhaps
Anthony Phan*

9. Crusin’ for a Bluesin’[from the Maynard Ferguson band]
Andy Weiner
arr. Peter Blair


Executive Producer: Ron Simpson

Producer: Ray Smith, assisted by Larry Bastian and Mark Ammons

Recorded by Michael Chadbourne at Soularium Studios in Alpine, UT

Mixed by Michael Chadbourne at the LDS Motion Picture Studio, Provo, UT

Mastered by Michael Maughan at the LDS Motion Picture Studio, Provo, UT

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.

Special thanks to Dr. Mark Ammons, Assistant Director, School of Music, and head of Jazz Studies, who appears as a guest vocalist and trombonist.

Chad Ostermiller, alto saxophone, flute, alto flute, clarinet

Curtis Woodbury, tenor saxophone, clarinet, violin

Michael Tobian, tenor saxophone, clarinet

Roger Brough, baritone saxophone, clarinet

Jared Hearld, lead trumpet

Randy Lee, trumpet and flugelhorn

Julie Ellison, trumpet

Anthony Phan, trumpet, vocals, chimes

Ben Taylor, trumpet

Wayne Sandholtz, lead trombone

Richard Reid, trombone

Alex Crandall, trombone

Jay Roberts, bass trombone

Mark Ammons*, bass trombone, vocals

Brian Hall, piano and celeste

Kristen Bromley, guitartar

Regan Brough, bass

Mitch Lee, drums

Jed Blodgett, auxiliary percussion