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5 Heads Are Better Than 1

by Hornheads

5 piece a cappella jazz / funk horn section - "...superb writing and playing...so impressive...man, it's a gas." - Bobby Shew - jazz artist
Genre: Jazz: Bebop
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1. Um Tipo Curtido
4:49 album only
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2. How Will I Know
4:42 album only
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3. Sweet Georgia Brown / Dig
4:39 album only
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4. 5 Heads Are Better Than 1
5:39 album only
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5. In a Silent Way / It's About That Time
7:51 album only
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6. Darn That Germ
4:35 album only
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7. Pie Hole
5:03 album only
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8. Ellington Medley
8:24 album only
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9. Pie Hole - remix
5:04 album only
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10. Waltz 4 Hornz - remix
4:38 album only
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11. Epistrophy
1:49 album only
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12. One Last Touch (w/strings)
3:25 album only
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13. Happy Birthday
1:15 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"The CD is all horns, nothing else, and nothing else is needed...tight as a drum but still with butt stank and grease. It's definitely worth your while to add the CD to your collection."
"St. Paul" Peterson - producer, singer/songwriter, bassist

"...very cool, no doubt about it...excellent playing."
Ben Sidran - jazz artist

"...exhilarating...excellent and unique writing and performance."
Bob Freedman - jazz producer and arranger

This group of extraordinarily talented horn players has been gathering international acclaim from artists and critics alike, since 1991. Top session players all, members of the Hornheads have performed and/or recorded with artists such as Prince, Janet Jackson, Rod Stewart, Babyface, James Brown, Jimmy Jam, Aretha Franklin, Pedro Abrunhosa, Louie Bellson, Lenny Kravitz, Ray Charles, Maceo Parker, Sammy Davis Jr., Clark Terry , Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett, Doc Severinsen, and many others.

While members of Prince and the NPG (1991-2000), the Hornheads recorded on more than 20 CDs and performed for over 2 million concert goers in 20 countries. Q Magazine, London, described them as a "peerless horn section...playing in bare brilliant syncopation, punching with staccato precision beyond science or synclavier. Prince splashes their insouciant versatility all over the set list."

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DAVE LAND (www.daveland.co.uk)

GREAT SOUND
GREAT SOUND AND GREAT ARRANGMENTS FOR FIVE PIECE SECTION.SOUNDED GOOD WHEN THE BACK LINE KICKED IN.LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR NEXT CD.
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Gene Robinson / Denver, Co.

These cats could hang their hats here any time. Top Chops !!
There's great big-band brass in Denver and these folks would rank in the top 5 percantile -- chops and arrangements
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Pete K

Awsome
Awsomely tight music...never an out of sink note or tone.
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Lynelle, saxophonist

Awesome Musicianship!
I will admit, I bought Hornheads CD's because of the woman sax player - hey, we've got to stick together!

I am a proud new addict! All are great players, great soloists. The rhythm they genereate in the solo accompaniment is amazing. Every soloist has a distinctive voice, yet they all communicate. They have a sense of time that I have never heard in an instrumental ensemble that does not use a rhythm section. The arrangements use the full ability of all of the instruments.

Any arranger should have Hornheads CD's in his/her library. Way to go - I will be following, and may have to road trip to Minneapolis for a concert!
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marshall eckelman

supreme musicianship
good legible liner notes.need more equiptment info.nice,
tastefully done
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Milton Lowe

Nobody plays like these cats. They are unbelievable!
I didn't even know it was humanly possible to play the licks heard on this CD. Nobody plays like these cats. They are unbelievable! The Hornheads rock!
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Josh

Amazing CD
This CD is awesome; every note was in tune, and more precise than any other group I've ever heard (even those with a rhythm section).
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Bruce Knepper

WOW!! I mean, really -- WOW!!!
This CD is an excellent illustration of incredible writing and the execution of it both technically and musically. From playing to production, it doesn't miss anything. And the soloing... soulful, expressive, melodic, tasteful. Again I say, "WOW!"
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jim lackey

great, great stuff !!
i am a drummer and another drummer friend turned me on to this wonderful group. wonderful playing, great musicianship and kickin' charts. thank you, hh's !!
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David Jorgensen/Jazz Preservatives

Built in metronome/precise great musicians, Bari tone exceptional
Most enjoyable. More energy expended in a presentation of good, good writing and excellent musical talent. In my 63 years of professional performance, this group show more talent, precise playing and intonation than most groups I have ever heard! P.S. I enjoyed the clinic and the Bari with a name! Dave Jorgensen/Jazz Preservatives.
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