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Reimagined! the Rodger Fox Big Band play Sir Dave Dobbyn

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TRACKS

Bliss
Love You Like I Should
Be Mine Tonight
A Bridge On Fire
Magic (What She Do)
Loyal
Walking In Light
Just Add Water
Welcome Home
Outlook For Thursday 
Slice Of Heaven

 

I’m struck by the punch and enthusiasm of the band for these fun arrangements. Great players plus Rodger Fox’s  big sound makes for a wild ride.

I’m glad Rodger had a ball with the tunes as a source to let fly freely. Stretch that riff man. Go Rodger.

Regards, Dave

 

1. BLISS 

Composed Sir Dave Dobbyn / Ian Morris

NATIVE TONGUE MUSIC PUBLISHING AMCOS / MORRIS IAN GORDON AMCOS CA 

Arranged: Thomas Faure

Featuring: Gregg Bissonette – Drums
James Guilford – Trumpet
Bryn van Vliet – Alto Saxophone

2. LOVE YOU LIKE I SHOULD 

Composed Sir Dave Dobbyn

NATIVE TONGUE MUSIC PUBLISHING AMCOS

Arranged: Vaughn Roberts

Featuring: Josh Smith – Guitar

Nicholas Baucke-Maunsell – Alto melody

3.  BE MINE TONIGHT 

Composed Sir Dave Dobbyn / Ian Morris

NATIVE TONGUE MUSIC PUBLISHING AMCOS / MORRIS IAN GORDON AMCOS CA 

Arranged: Reggie Watkins
Featuring: Anita Schwabe – Piano
Bryn van Vliet – Alto Saxophone
James Guilford – Trumpet

4. A BRIDGE ON FIRE 

Composed Sir Dave Dobbyn

NATIVE TONGUE MUSIC PUBLISHING AMCOS

Arranged: Torsten Maass 
Featuring: Bill Reichenbach – Bass Trombone
Bryn van Vliet – Alto Saxophone
Wayne Bergeron – Lead Trumpet

5. MAGIC (WHAT SHE DO)

Composed Sir Dave Dobbyn / Warren / Guy / Kinney

NATIVE TONGUE MUSIC PUBLISHING AMCOS / MORRIS IAN GORDON AMCOS CA

Arranged: Francisco Torres
Featuring: Rodger Fox – Trombone
Oscar Lavën – Tenor Saxophone

6. LOYAL

Composed Sir Dave Dobbyn

NATIVE TONGUE MUSIC PUBLISHING AMCOS

Arranged: Bryn van Vliet
Featuring: Jack Harre – Trumpet
Kaito Walley – Trombone

7. WALKING IN LIGHT

Composed Sir Dave Dobbyn / Ian Morris

NATIVE TONGUE MUSIC PUBLISHING AMCOS / MORRIS IAN GORDON AMCOS CA

Arranged: Alan Baylock
Featuring: Rodger Fox – Trombone
Wayne Bergeron – Lead Trumpet

8. JUST ADD WATER

Composed Sir Dave Dobbyn

NATIVE TONGUE MUSIC PUBLISHING AMCOS

Arranged: Daniel Hayles
Featuring: Gregg Bissonette - Drums
Frank Talbot – Baritone Saxophone
Damian Forlong – Trombone

9. WELCOME HOME

Composed Sir Dave Dobbyn

NATIVE TONGUE MUSIC PUBLISHING AMCOS

Arranged: Lauren Ellis
Featuring: Gregg Bissonette – Drums & Percussion 
Francisco Torres – Trombone
Larry Koonse – Guitar

10. OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY

Composed Sir Dave Dobbyn / Warren / Kinney / Guy

MUSHROOM MUSIC PTY LTD AMCOS / EMI SONGS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD AMCOS 

Arranged: Thomas Faure
Featuring: Gregg Bissonette – Drums
Bob Sheppard – Tenor Saxophone

11. SLICE OF HEAVEN

Composed Sir Dave Dobbyn

NATIVE TONGUE MUSIC PUBLISHING AMCOS

Arranged: Callum Au
Featuring: Oscar Lavën – Tenor Saxophone
Deane Hunter – Guitar 

 

REIMAGINED!

Reimagined! features the music of Sir Dave Dobbyn, arranged and recorded by the Rodger Fox Big Band of New Zealand.

Sir Dave Dobbyn is one of New Zealand’s music pillars. His music is evocative, not just of the beauty of the New Zealand landscape but also of the New Zealand spirit. He is a timeless social rebel, as applicable today as he was when he burst onto the scene in the late seventies.

We think that the music form that best reflects the flowing lyrical nature of our great kiwi composers of the people is Jazz. Like Sir Dave Dobbyn’s lyrics and music, Jazz is fast and fluid, moody and introspective. Sophisticated and, at the same time, accessible.

Diverse words need diverse music and who better to shepherd the project but New Zealand’s own Rodger Fox. 

After seeing how international acclaimed Jazz artist Herbie Hancock celebrated pop artists on his recording Possibilities and international acclaimed big bands such as Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, and Count Basie all covering the hits of the day, Rodger knew you could re-imagine the music of iconic kiwi composer Sir Dave Dobbyn into the big band format.

Rodger brought this project to fruition by gathering the cream of New Zealand and international arrangers together with the talented members of the Rodger Fox Big Band. They created further excitement by adding an array of special guests to the project. These include Gregg Bissonette, Wayne Bergeron, Bob Sheppard, Bill Reichenbach, Josh Smith, Francisco Torres,
and Larry Knoose who all added heat to the project.

These arrangements, along with the recordings, will provide the foundation for the newly established school’s competition, the Young Jazz Band-it, made possible and supported by Youthtown. Young Jazz Band-it is the jazz version of the highly acclaimed RockQuest, Play it Strange, and The Big Sing events.

The project organisers express their sincere gratitude to all the arrangers, musicians, and artists for supporting Reimagined!

Best regards, Rodger

 

THE RODGER FOX BIG BAND

RODGER FOX – Musical Director / Trombone

Special Guests:

Gregg Bissonette – Drums

Wayne Bergeron – Trumpet

Larry Koonse – Guitar

Bill Reichenbach – Bass Trombone

Josh Smith – Guitar

Bob Sheppard – Saxophone

Francisco Torres – Trombone

SAXOPHONES:

Bryn van Vliet – Alto / Flute

Nicholas Baucke-Maunsell – Alto / Flute

Oscar Lavën – Tenor  

Dylan Holmes – Tenor – Tracks: 1,2,8,9,10 

Louisa Williamson – Tenor – Tracks: 3,4,5,6,7,11

Frank Talbot – Baritone

TRUMPETS:

Jack Harre – Lead – Tracks:1,2,3,5,6,8,9,10,11

Cameron Robertson, James Guilford, Chris Selley

TROMBONES:

Chris Fox – Lead, Kaito Walley, Damian Forlong, Kurt Gibson

KEYBOARD:

Anita Schwabe

GUITAR:

Deane Hunter – Tracks: 1,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11

BASS:

Rory Macartney

DRUMS:

Lance Philip – Tracks: 2,3,4,5,6,7,11

 

Credits:

Recorded at New Zealand School of Music, Wellington, New Zealand

Recording engineer Richard Caigou

Mixed at Tritone Studios, Los Angeles

Mixing and mastering engineer Talley Sherwood

Gregg Bissonette: Drums recorded by Frank Rosato at Woodcliff Studio, Los Angeles California

Graphic Design: Flightdec.com

P & © 2022 T-Bone Records No 0031  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Produced by RODGER FOX & TALLEY SHERWOOD

 

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