Up Your Brass

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Up Your Brass
Up Your Brass CD.jpg
Studio album by Dan McMillion Jazz Orchestra
Released November 19, 2002 (2002-11-19)
Recorded 2002
Studio Morrisound, Tampa, Florida
Genre Jazz, big band
Length 67:37
Label Sea Breeze
Producer Dan McMillion, Keith Oshiro, Chad Shoopman
Dan McMillion Jazz Orchestra chronology
Got the Spirit
(2000)Got the Spirit2000
Up Your Brass
Nice 'n' Juicy
(2009)Nice 'n' Juicy2009
Audio sample
"Hot House"
Audio sample
"Blues For Red"

Up Your Brass is an album by the Dan McMillion Jazz Orchestra that was released in 2002 by Sea Breeze Records.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
All About Jazz[1] (very positive)
All About Jazz (2)[2] (very positive)

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "You Got It (Tom Garling)" 4:06
2. "Spirit of St. Frederick (Nick Lane)" 6:33
3. "Norwegian Wood (Lennon/McCartney, arr. Bill Holman)" 3:08
4. "Maria (Leonard Bernstein, arr. Jay Chattaway)" 6:33
5. "Change Up (Butch Evans)" 5:37
6. "Dolphin Dance (Herbie Hancock, arr. Bob Mintzer)" 7:12
7. "Saturnian Sleigh Ride (Shorty Rogers)" 4:15
8. "People (Merrill/Styne, arr. Don Sebesky)" 3:11
9. "Last Dive (Matt Harris)" 7:08
10. "Blues for Red (John Fedchock)" 7:18
11. "The Chicken (Alfred Jamesner, arr. Kris Berg)" 5:35
12. "Hot House (Tadd Dameron, arr. Jack Cooper)" 4:04
13. "Gonna Fly Now (Bill Conti, arr. Jay Chattaway)" 4:27
Total length: 67:37



  • Dan McMillion – conductor, trumpet
  • Pete Mongaya – guitar
  • Richard Drexler – piano
  • Chris Queenan – bass
  • Gerald Myles – drums
  • Nemil Chabeebe – percussion
  • Saxes and woodwinds – Valerie Gillespie, Mike Bibilisco, Mike McArthur, Tom Dietz, Buthc Evans
  • Trumpets and flugelhorns – Chad Shoopman (lead), John Robinson, Andy Reese, Matt White, Wayne Daughtry
  • Trombones – Keith Oshiro (lead), Chris Price, Marius Dicpetris, Bob Medlin


  • Recording engineers – Tom Morris, Jim Morris, Mark Prator, Matt Shoopman, Keith Oshiro
  • Mastering – Tom Morris, Sonic Solutions
  • Liner notes– Alun Morgan
  • Photography – Tim Hubbard
  • Cover art and design – Scott Howard


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