Mainstream (Fullerton College Jazz Band album)
|Studio album by the
Fullerton College Jazz Band
|Genre||Jazz, Big band, instrumental|
Fullerton College Jazz Band chronology
"There's A Small Hotel"
"Stella By Starlight"
In 1981 the Music Department at Fullerton College built a 16 track in house recording facility which was to serve as a teaching tool for both student music groups and students wanting to take recording technology classes at a vocational level. By 1994, when the CD Mainstream was produced, there has been several award winning recordings such as Time Tripping coming from the Fullerton College Jazz Band. The group has been the recipient of numerous Down Beat and NARAS awards and the CDs are distributed worldwide.
During this time the group was selected as the winner for the first ten-day Disney World/International Association for Jazz Education competition for College and University bands; the Fullerton College Jazz Band #1 performed at Disney World in Orlando during the inaugural concerts. After a two-week tour for the U.S. State Department, they opened the 1995 Munich International Jazz Festival.
The CD was dedicated to Rich Matteson who was a highly noted educator and musical artist; he had passed in 1993 shortly after his performances on the recording. A video recording was also made of Matteson's appearance on the CD. Two of the tracks are arranged by Fullerton College Jazz Band alum Jack Cooper.
All tracks written by various artists listed.
|1.||"Stella by Starlight (Victor Young, arr. Matt Catingub)"||3:54|
|2.||"Polka Dots and Moonbeams
(Jimmy Van Heusen, arr. Jack Cooper)"
|3.||"There Is No Greater Love (Isham Jones, arr. Rich Matteson)"||5:02|
|4.||"How Long Has This Been Going On?
(George Gershwin, arr. Rich Matteson)"
|5.||"There's a Small Hotel
(Richard Rodgers, arr. Jack Cooper)"
|6.||"I Hear A Rhapsody (Dick Gasparre, arr. Don Rader)"||4:19|
|7.||"On The Trail (Ferde Grofé, arr. Don Rader)"||5:02|
|8.||"What Is A Woman? (Wes Hensel)"||5:32|
|9.||"Supposin' (P. Denniker, arr. Gordon Brisker)"||5:32|
|10.||"Roadsong (Wes Montgomery, arr. Tom Hynes)"||4:59|
|11.||"Altotude (Matt Catingub)"||4:07|
- Conductors: James Linahon
- Euphonium (guest soloist): Rich Matteson
- Trumpet (guest soloists): Don Rader and James Linahon
- Saxes and woodwinds: Scheila Gonzalez, Andy Ehling, Dan Boulton, Padraic McCoy, Morgan Fry, Steve Slate, David Shoop, Steve Slate, Alicia Mangan
- Trumpets and flugelhorns: John Trombetta, Al Abrahms, Jennifer Nelson, Dave Allen, Richard Morgan, Matt Estrada, Ed Medina, Greg Back, David Brown, Jennifer Belk
- Trombones: Ryan Anglin, Tony Arcaro, Matt Batezel, Jeff Stupin, Ray Rust, Jeremy Lynch, Jason McKnight, Francisco Torres, Larry Ebstein
- Guitar: Mike Scott
- Piano: Mark Lewis, John Erickson
- Bass: Trini Sanchez, Garret Graves, April Hayes
- Drums: Shawn Nourse, Isaac Sanchez, Jared Spears
- Recording engineers: Trent Nelson and Scott Francisco
- Second Audio engineer: Jay Hamacek
- Mixing engineer: James Linahon
- Mastering: Robert Vosgien at CMS Digital
- Liner notes: James Linahon
- Album design: Susan Baxter
Good/Very Good - "... Most of the pieces are classic American songbook material played with the command of a good studio band ..."
- Review, Down Beat Magazine, October 1st, 1995
- the Fullerton College Jazz Band had recorded 6 albums in the 1980s which all had been given very high acclaim in reviews.
- liner notes for Mainstream CD
- The Fort Nightly Program notes for Claremont-McKenna College Performance, Fullerton College Jazz Ensemble #1, October 19, 1994, Vol. 10 , No. 03.
- Rich Matteson live in concert 1991, Fullerton College Jazz Festival, OCLC 777033276
- Cooper was on three FCJB recordings including the Time Tripping LP and attended the college in the early 1980s