Primarily Jazz

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Primarily Jazz
Primarily Jazz LP.jpg
Studio album by the
Fullerton College Jazz Band
Released 1984 for Discovery Records, Trend AM-PM
Recorded Fullerton College
Fullerton, California
Genre Jazz, Big band, vocal, instrumental
Length 37:13
Label Discovery Records, Trend AM-PM label
Producer Albert Marx
the
Fullerton College Jazz Band chronology
Time Tripping
(1983)
Primarily Jazz
(1984)
Unforgettable
(1985)
cat. # Trend AM-PM Records AM-13
Audio sample
"The Bop Brothers Beach Party"

Primarily Jazz[1] is an album (LP Vinyl) released by the Fullerton College Jazz Band for the Discovery Records Trend AM-PM label, it was the third release in as many years.

Background[edit]

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. Primarily Jazz is the third of many albums to come out of this studio to feature the award winning Fullerton College Jazz Band. The LP does contain tracks from three of the Fullerton College jazz groups: Jazz Band I, Jazz Band II, Connection Jazz Combo.

The distinctive qualities about the LP that set it apart from numerous college jazz records (what people think of as promotional demos) is the fact it was a two-year community college able to get on a label so quickly. Albert Marx, who was the owner of Discovery Records/Trend Records AM-PM label, became very impressed with the band and the level of the music coming from the jazz groups at Fullerton College. He decided to support the younger, up and coming jazz students/players from the greater Los Angeles/Southern California region by producing certain LPs.

The roster on this album is self-evident as to the diversity and level of student musicians Fullerton College developed at that time and has for many years. The track The Bop Brothers Beach Party track is also featured on the 1998 CD Celebration - The Fullerton College Jazz Festival 25th Anniversary.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by various artists listed.

No. Title Length
1. "Licks & Tricks (Les Hooper)" 4:14
2. "A Shadow of Doubt (Charles Argersinger)" 5:17
3. "Four Play (James Linahon)" 3:54
4. "Shuffle This (Tom Ranier)" 5:48
5. "The Bop Brothers Beach Party (Matt Catingub)" 4:51
6. "Say It Roger (Roger Myers)" 3:57
7. "Why Not? (Tim Givens)" 5:02
8. "Morning Sun (Dan Radlauer)" 4:13
Total length: 37:13

Recording Sessions[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Percussion: Tim Holloway

Production[edit]

  • Recording engineers: James Linahon
  • Second recording engineer: Randy Beers
  • Mixing engineers: Terry Blackley and James Linahon.
  • Mastering: Bernie Grundman
  • Pressing: L.R.S. Inc.
  • Photography: Dick Rupert, John Shideler, Terry Blackley
  • Liner notes: Terry Blackley
  • Album design: Graham Booth, Fullerton College Art Department

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Jazz Journal International United Kingdom very positive[2]
Cadence Magazine very positive[3]
Schwann Catalogue (listing), 1987[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All Music Guide, Primarily Jazz
  2. ^ Jazz Journal International, Vol 37, 1984 review, Page 74, Billboard Ltd., 1984
  3. ^ Cadence Magazine, Volume 11, 1985, BOB RUSCH, Review
  4. ^ Schwann spectrum: ABC Consumer Magazines, Inc., Volume 39, Issue 2, 1987

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