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Attack of the Wind Driven Pitch Approximators

by The Las Vegas Boneheads

Six world class - Las Vegas based trombonists along with a world class rhythm section playing original jazz compositions as well as well known jazz standards.
Genre: Jazz: Swing/Big Band
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1. Springsville
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2. Airegin
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3. Groove Merchant
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4. Jeannine
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5. I Loves You Porgy
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6. Caravan
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7. Gaea
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8. The Healer
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9. Crooked Smile
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10. If I Only Had a Brain
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11. Attack of the Wind Driven Pitch Approximators
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12. Antoine
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13. Limehouse Blues
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Welcome to Generation IV of the Las Vegas Boneheads!
The Boneheads—originally founded by Abe Nole in the early 1960’s—had six trombones and three rhythm players (piano, bass, and drums). The founding members were professional trombone players in the Las Vegas showrooms and consisted of Abe Nole, Charlie Loper, Archie LeCoque, Tommy Hodges, Pat Thompson and Bill Smiley. They rehearsed on the second floor of the old Silver Slipper on The Las Vegas Strip and occasionally at Abe’s home.

By the early 1970's (Generation 2) the group typically rehearsed backstage at the Frontier Hotel, or the at the Village Pub, and had changed personnel. At that time the tenor trombones were Bill Booth, Jim Huntzinger, Ed Morgan and the legendary Carl Fontana. The bass trombones were Bill Rogers and Ralph Pressler. The musicians would work two shows per night, six or seven nights a week, and then get together after hours for their own enjoyment. They would perform with every star on the strip, from Sinatra’s Rat Pack to Elvis and numerous production shows.

Other trombone players that were members of the group during the late 70’s and early 80’s (Generation 3) were Curt Miller, Dick McGee, Bob Scann, Ron Sprouse, Jimmy Trimble, Marty Harrell, Dick “Stretch” McQuary, Dwight Davis and “Hoot” Peterson. “Stretch” arranged a number of Bobby Brookmeyer compositions in the early 1970’s that eventually became the foundation of the “new” Boneheads’ book.

The group and the book disappeared sometime in the mid 1980’s and was not heard from again until 2011 when Curt Miller decided to reconstruct the nearly fifty-year-old ensemble. Such notable composers/arrangers as Gary Anderson, Jim Belk , Steve Flora, Nate Kimball, Curt Miller, and Barry Ross have contributed new charts to the book and updated the concept of the group.

The group has become known as the “ultimate trombone band” – the players always jump at the chance to play with the group. Curt Miller is the leader and coordinator of the group, and the players that routinely play with the group are Matt Johnson, Nate Kimball, Nathan Tanouye, Sonny Hernandez, Ralph Pressler, and Andrew Boostrom. The rhythm section is comprised of Uli Geissendoerfer on piano, Steve Flora on bass and Larry Aberman on drums.. With the exception of a few live recordings, the group had never formally recorded anything, so we decided to take on the first CD project - 55 years after the inception of the group! I am humbled to be the current curator of a group so rich in history!
Curt Miller

Band personnel:
Curt Miller - Trombone - Leader
Matt Johnson - Trombone
Nathan Tanouye - Trombone
Nate Kimball - Trombone
Sonny Hernandez - Bass Trombone
Ralph Pressler - Bass Trombone
Andrew Boostrom - Trombone (on "Attack of the WDPA")
Uli Geissendoerfer - Piano
Steve Flora - Bass
Larry Aberman - Drums


Springsville - 3:16
Comp: John Carisi
Arr: Dick McQuary
Solos: Curt Miller

Airegin - 4:41
Comp: Sonny Rollins
Arr: Barry Ross
Solos: Nate Kimball

Groove Merchant - 7:53
Comp: Jerome Richardson
Arr: Bill Rogers
Solos: Nate Kimball, Matt Johnson, Uli Geissendoerfer

Jeannine - 5:36
Comp: Duke Pearson
Arr: Curt Miller
Solos: Curt Miller, Matt Johnson, Steve Flora

I Loves You Porgy - 4:43
Comp: Gershwin
Arr: Tommy Todd
Solos: Curt Miller, Steve Flora

Caravan - 7:30
Comp: Juan Tizol/Duke Ellington
Arr: Curt Miller
Solos: Curt Miller, Nathan Tanouye,and The Rhythm Section

Gaea - 7:14
Composed and Arranged by Nate Kimball
Solos: Nate Kimball, Uli Geissendoerfer

The Healer - 6:55
Comp: Wilton Gaynor
Arr: Barry Ross
Solos: Matt Johnson, Nate Kimball

Crooked Smile - 4:32
Composed and Arranged by Steve Flora
Solos: Nathan Tanouye, Uli Geissendoerfer

If I Only Had a Brain - 6:31
Comp: Arlen/Harburg
Arr: Curt Miller
Solos: Curt Miller, Nathan Tanouye, Uli Geissendoerfer

Attack of the Wind
Driven Pitch Approximators - 3:20
Composed and Arranged by Curt Miller
Solos: Andrew Boostrom, Nate Kimball, Steve Flora,
Larry Aberman

Antoine - 7:11
Composed and Arranged by Barry Ross
Solos: Nathan Tanouye, Uli Geissendoerfer

Limehouse Blues - 4:58
Comp: Braham/Furber
Arr: Dean Fleming
Solos: Nate Kimball, Steve Flora

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