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This Ain't Your Daddy's Big Band

by Rex Merriweather

Big band jazz rock with soaring trumpet by Rex Merriweather.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Get It On
4:33 $0.99
2. Metro
3:52 $0.99
3. The Green Hornet
2:28 $0.99
4. Ode to a New England Jellyfish
5:07 $0.99
5. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
5:45 $0.99
6. Cop Theme
5:35 $0.99
7. Mood Swings
5:43 $0.99
8. West Side Story Medley
9:55 $0.99
9. Throwaway Blues
4:07 $0.99
10. Open Up Wide
3:46 $0.99
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Album Notes
This CD is a mixture of two of my favorite styles of music: 70's jazz-rock and Big Band swing. Since moving to Los Angeles, I have met many fine musicians who have graciously applied thier musical stylings to this CD.

The fantastic musicians on the album- Charles Burns, Dan Ferguson, Matt Fleming, Bob Goodwin, Gary Herbig, Slammin’ Sammy K., Denis LaPron, Paul McDonald, Dennis Noda, Matt Phairas, Lance Rickman, Cece Worrall-Rubin, Jim Scimonetti Jr, Jonathan Stanger, Walt Thompson, Brooks West, Jerry Wolfe, Oscar Zisman

The awesome writers- Terry Richards, Paul McDonald, Greg Adams, Billy Mays, Bill Chase, Leonard Bernstein

Mastered by Eujin at Pappa E Mastering

Rex plays on a “Flip Oakes Wild Thing” trumpet and a Getzen flugelhorn, with Mark Curry mouthpieces.

Rex would also like to thank Terry Richards (Chase) for his help in producing this album.

Greg Adams, for the great charts and support.

Clint “Pop’s” McLaughlin for his continued “Trumpet God-Like” support.

Linda Chase – For her help and support.

About Rex: Rex has opened for Maynard Ferguson, Foreigner, Mitch Rider and the Detroit Wheels, Michael Drake, Worlds Most Dangerous Band, Stan Kenton and Steve Morse.

Movie soundtracks: Sharkskin 6 and Lights. Also played the "Jazz Man" in Lights.
TV: Ally McBeal, pilot-Then Came Jones, Judy Tenuta's HBO Special

Bands/artists he has played in/with: Steve Dahl and Teenage Radiation, IIT Jazz Band, CLC Jazz band, Planet Groove, Sweet Milk, AVC Jazz Band, R.E.X., Rise, Zona Nueva, Joe Vento's Allstar's, Jimmy McConnell Big Band, Joe Vento Las Vegas, Local 284 studio band, The Board of Director's, Lou Pride, Barbara Morrison, Lou Rawls, Buzz Killman and the All Bubba Blues Band, Bobby Shew, Bill Wilson, Clark Terry, Louie Bellsom, Ray Charles Band, Arturo Sandoval, Nortec Collective,

Albums: Judy Tenuta, Petra Luna, Bob Moss,
Commercials: Chicago Metropolitan Datsun Dealers, Statewide Insurance



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Definitely NOT your old man's Big Band- A sublime experience!
I was both pleasantly surprised and amazed the moment I first this album. The first song, "Get It On", really blew me away in terms of its unexpected funk as well as the singer's voice- it definitely set the tone for the rest of Rex Merriweather's brilliant album. It is one of the few cds where I can let it play from beginning to end! Each song sounds completely different from the previous song, yet all ten songs are consistent in terms of their great sound. Rex's horn forces me to buckle up and hold on for dear life with a HUGE grin on my face! For my ears, listening to his "soaring" horn is like being on a breathtaking and exhillirating roller coasting ride. Even on "The Green Hornet"- where many folks may think of the "Kill Bill Vol.1" scene where Uma Thurman's character flies to Japan on her quest of vengeance when hearing it- Rex both beautifully yet forcefully makes this song all his own, through the brilliantly brutal sonic acceleration of his hornplaying- it feels like being helplessly pinned in the passenger seat of a muscular pro-street race car taking off in the 1/4 mile doing eight seconds. That's the best way I can describe it. It's a rush. Rex Merriweather's "This Ain't Your Daddy's Big Band" is absolutely awesome. Get this cd- you will not be disappointed.