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Bop Space

by Garner and Gina Pruitt

A mix of straight ahead and hard bop originals with a few Jazz standards from the great American songbook.
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Del Sasser (Sam Jones) Orpheum Music/BMI
Garner and Gina Pruitt
5:17 $0.99
2. Bop Space (Garner Pruitt)
Garner and Gina Pruitt
5:02 $0.99
3. It's You or No One ((Sammy Cahn/Julie Styne)
Garner and Gina Pruitt
4:35 $0.99
4. Vocalise (Sergei Rachmaninoff-arr. Garner & Gina Pruitt
Garner and Gina Pruitt
7:10 $0.99
5. Sweet Georgia Sideways(Garner Pruitt)
Garner and Gina Pruitt
4:21 $0.99
6. New Bossa(Gina Pruitt)ASCAP
Garner and Gina Pruitt
7:12 $0.99
7. How About Tonight(Garner Pruitt)
Garner and Gina Pruitt
5:53 $0.99
8. Just Doodlin'(Gina Pruitt )ASCAP
Garner and Gina Pruitt
6:50 $0.99
9. Into the Night(Gina Pruitt)ASCAP
Garner and Gina Pruitt
5:07 $0.99
10. Samba for Jessica(Gina Pruitt)ASCAP
Garner and Gina Pruitt
5:21 $0.99
11. Danny Boy(Tradional/arr.Gina Pruitt)
Gina Pruitt
5:35 $0.99
12. No Groove Tubes(Garner Pruitt)
Garner and Gina Pruitt
4:36 $0.99
13. The Maze(Gina Pruitt) ASCAP
Gina Pruitt
5:11 $0.99
14. I Don't Know(Garner Pruitt)
Garner and Gina Pruitt
5:19 $0.99
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Album Notes
Bop Space is the first release together for Garner and Gina Pruitt, featuring a mix of tuneful original compositions and standards from the great American songbook.

Garner Pruitt:
Garner Pruitt began studies on the trumpet at age 9. He lists his early trumpet influences as Clifford Brown, Freddie Hubbard, Blue Mitchell, Lee Morgan and Chet Baker. During college, he studied jazz with John Prince at CSU Long Beach and studied trumpet with trumpet teacher Claude Gordon and composition with Ken Miller at Harbor College. He toured Europe with the CSU Long Beach Jazz band, playing at the Montreux and North Sea Jazz festivals. While in Boise, he could be found sitting in with Gene Harris at the Idanha hotel, Ste. Chappelle Winery's summer concert series or with his jazz sextet at Sun Valley. He has played with such greats as Red Rodney, Conti Condoli, Randy Brecker, Ernie Watts, Carl Fontana, Bill Watrous, Gary Burton, as well as shows with the Temptations, Jim Nabors, Rich Little, Chris Riddle, Manheim Steamroller and others. He has been a member of Denver's Neophonic Jazz Orchestra, Rumble Seat, and wedding band Dressed in Black.
Known for his smooth Flugelhorn sound, he has been featured on a number of recordings, including two CD's by Rare Silk's Gaile Gillaspie.

Gaile Gillaspie Steps of Love; Let me be Frank
Rumble Seat Loaded with sound; All Tuned Up
Neophonic Jazz Orchestra Live at Vartans Volume 2
Michael Friedman Swingset Jazz
Lee Trees Shadow Play
Funk Shui True
Franz Roehmann Gettin' Together
Michael Pagan Pag's Groove

Gina Meyer Pruitt:
Gina Meyer Pruitt grew up in a musical family and gave her first performance at the age of 4. She soloed with an orchestra at age 12. She received a Masters degree in performance at University of Texas at Austin and also studied at the University of Southern California and the Aspen Music Festival with the internationally acclaimed pianist John Perry. She has been the winner of numerous awards as well as producing award winning students. She studied jazz with recording artists Milcho Leviev and Charlie Shoemake and arranging with television and film composer Ken Miller in Los Angeles. Other mentor friends include Gene Harris and Billy Childs. She has performed with jazz artists Bill Watrous, Louis Bellson, Red Rodney, Allen Vizzuti, Carl Fontana, and Bunky Green. In Denver she has appeared in a variety of settings including long running stints at the Adams Mark and Inverness hotels. Composition credits include a commission to arrange a Duke Ellington medley for the Lafayette Chorale and 35 collections and arrangements for piano.

She recently presented concerts and clinics at the University of Wyoming, the Gene Harris Jazz Festival in Idaho, the Colorado State Music Teachers Association convention and Metro State College in Denver. She has been on the piano faculties of Colorado Christian University, Boise State University and California State University Dominguez Hills.

Discography: Christmas Now and Then, Denver Jazz Project, Extraordinary with Kristen Brown, Bop Space



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Ron Moewes

Great Musicians, tunes, and arrangements, a must have!
A nice variety of jazz styles. Great selection of standard and original compositions. Great players!