ON THE WILD SIDE (JC1007)
John La Barbera Big Band
1. Mayreh (H. Silver)
2. So What (M. Davis)
3. Tiger Of San Pedro (J. La Barbera)
4. Message From Art (Joe La Barbera)
5. Walk On The Wild Side Suite (E. Bernstein)
6. Cachaça Gotcha (J. La Barbera)
7. Eleanor Rigby (Lennon/McCartney)
8. Cloth of Silver - Threads of Blue (J. La Barbera)
9. Highland Crossing (J. La Barbera)
Buddy Rich composer/arranger John La Barbera leads an all-star, studio big band through standards & originals with fresh new treatments. Highlights include Elmer Bernstein’s "Walk on the Wild Side" suite originally scored for Buddy Rich by La Barbera but never recorded. The Beatles’ "Eleanor Rigby," Miles Davis’ "So What," the La Barbera classic, "Tiger of San Pedro," and a big band version of Joe La Barbera’s "Message from Art."
"...This set is easily recommended to fans of modern big bands..." full review at AllMusic.com
John La Barbera's On The Wild Side was nominated for a Grammy in the best large jazz ensemble catagory.