An Afternoon In Gowanus

by Frank Perowsky Jazz Orchestra

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Frank Perowsky Jazz Orchestra
The Frank Perowsky Jazz Orchestra, co-led by Perowsky and his son, drummer/producer Ben Perowsky, is a 16-piece ensemble filled with some of the finest and most sought after instrumentalists in NYC today. Some are legendary in their own right including Jerry Dodgion & Sam Burtis who have been working along side Perowsky for more than forty years in bands such as Thad Jones/Mel Louis, Woody Herman and Chico O’Farrill, while other players have been associated with Ben in numerous modern musical settings. This ensemble spans generations bringing a unique mixture of personalities, expressions and excitement to the sound and approach of the repertoire.

Personnel:

Saxes
Jerry Dodgion
Loren Stillman
John Ellis
Bob Franceschini
Roger Rosenberg
Trumpets
Seneca Black
Chris Rogers
Antoine Drye
Waldren Ricks
Trombones
Sam Burtis
Jacob Garchik
Brian Drye
Joe Randazzo
Piano
Dave Berkman
Bass
Aidan O’Donnel
Drums
Ben Perowsky
Vocal
Ira Hawkins

All music arranged by Frank Perowsky
Produced by Ben Perowsky
Recorded at by Wei-Yu Hsien at ShapeshifterLab in Brooklyn N.Y. 4/28/13
Mixed by Andy Taub at Brooklyn Recording 11/19/15, 11/25/15, 2/3/16
Mastered by Roger Lian Mastering, nyc
Thanks to Matthew Garrison, Bryce Goggin, Adam Sachs, Shapeshifter staff.
Cover design/photo by Valerie Trucchia


1. Big Apple Circus (Frank Perowsky) 4:18 (soloists David Berkman, piano & Loren Stillman, alto
sax)

2. Bouncin' With Bud (Bud Powell) 5:23 (soloists Frank Perowsky, tenor saxophone & Jacob Garchik, trombone)

3. Spang A Lang 5:56 (soloists John Ellis on tenor saxophone and Brian Drye on trombone)

4. Cupbearers (Tom McIntosh) 7:37 (soloists David Berkman - piano and Frank Perowsky - tenor saxophone)

5. Down For The Count (Frank Perowsky) 2:46 (Vocal by Ira Hawkins)

6. Do Nothin' (Duke Ellington) 5:14 (soloists Antoine Drye - trumpet, Frank Perowsky - Clarinet

7. Two Bass Hit (John Lewis) 4:45 (Soloists Ben Perowsky, drums; Bob Franceschini, tenor sax; and Chris Rogers, trumpet)

8. Paris Dreams (Frank Perowsky) 3:53 (soloists Sam Burtis - trombone)

9. Talkin' About JC (Larry Young) 5:16 (soloists Waldren Ricks - trumpet; Roger Rosenberg - baritone saxophone)

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released November 9, 2016

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Frank Perowsky New York, New York

Frank Perowsky is a New York City based saxophonist and clarinetist who has worked with Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, Billy Eckstine, Nancy Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Michel Legrand, Stan Getz, Jimmy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Les and Larry Elgart, Tito Rodriguez, Johnny Richards, Bill Watrous, Thad Jones/Mel Louis, Roland Hanna, Chico O’Farril, Mike Longo, as well as Liza Minnelli's band for 35 yrs ... more

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