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Complete Abandon!

by Danny Tobias Quintet

What do you get when you combine a lyrical jazz trumpet player with a world-class rhythm section? You get swinging and sophisticated jazz at its best. Enjoy these Great American Songbook standards - and the title original composition.
Genre: Jazz: Mainstream Jazz
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1. I Want to Be Happy (Live)
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2. Dancing on the Ceiling (Live)
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3. My Romance (Live)
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4. Lotus Blossom (Live)
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5. Complete Abandon! (Live)
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4:59 album only
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6. The Very Thought of You (Live)
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7. This Can't Be Love (Live)
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8. Love Is Just Around the Corner (Live)
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9. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) [Live]
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10. Everybody Loves My Baby (Live)
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11. Give Me the Simple Life (Live)
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12. These Foolish Things (Live)
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13. Pick Yourself Up (Live)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The 1867 Sanctuary in Ewing, NJ is a quaint brownstone church which preservationists saved from demolition, and it’s a beautiful, acoustically excellent performance venue. With Paul Whiteman buried in the church cemetery, this makes it a national landmark as far as I’m concerned!

After performing with Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings at the Sanctuary’s inaugural concert, I realized this was the perfect venue for a live recording. When I gathered this talented group of friends for a Tri-State Jazz Society concert, I knew they were the ones I had to have record with me – I wanted our special shared spirit of playing swinging jazz to be preserved.

Paul Midiri’s devotion to the music is inspirational. Though his initial instruments were trombone then drums, since teaching himself the vibes in his thirties, he has quickly become a world class vibraphonist. He is a fine arranger and an even finer band leader. Paul and his twin brother Joe lead the Midiri Brothers Sextet and I am a proud member of this über swinging unit.

Joe Holt and I have a long history of playing together. We recorded together a few years ago on the album, "Cheerful Little Earful." It takes a certain kind of pianist to make the trumpet/piano duo setting work - Joe is that certain type, two-handed and harmonically fearless.

Joe Plowman, the youngster of the band, plays like my bass heroes of the past. He swings hard and listens with an ear that is beyond his age. Joe and I often work together with that gregarious giant of the Gibson guitar, Marty Grosz.

That leaves my pal Jimmy Lawlor. Jim and I are road buddies, and breakfast together in cities all over America. Jim knows how to play brushes, which is a dying art. Check him out on my original composition, "Complete Abandon" - no sticks, no brushes, just his rhythmic hands!

I hope that you enjoy the selections on this album. I chose a few tunes by Rogers and Hart because I find them irresistible, especially "My Romance", which my beautiful bride Lynn Redmile sang for me at our wedding.

"The Very Thought of You" reminds me of one of my mentors, the late great Kenny Davern, who could sing through his clarinet.

I asked Joe Holt to come up with something with a medium tempo as a feature and he certainly delivered with "Give Me the Simple Life."

The horn that I play on Billy Strayhorn’s "Lotus Blossom" is an E♭ alto horn. It is pitched somewhere between the trumpet and the trombone. I love the timbre of this instrument - maybe this recording will make it as popular as the electric guitar! Paul introduced me to this haunting, bittersweet melody - thank you, Paul.

All live recordings capture a snapshot of musicians on a certain day, in a certain space. I am grateful to have made this music with players for whom I have such respect. I hope that this album will bring a smile to your ears.

Danny Tobias

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