Bob Wilber & The Tuxedo Big Band, Led by Paul Cheron: Rampage!

Bob Wilber & The Tuxedo Big Band, Led by Paul Cheron: Rampage!

Arbors Records

ARCD: 19411

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Bob Wilber: clarinet, sopprano sax, alto sax

Trumpets: Nicolas Gardel, Mathieu Haage, Jerome Etcheberry, Benjamin Fernandez

Trombones: Olivier Lacherie, Cyril Dubile, Sebastien Arruti

Reeds: Paul Cheron- lead alto sax, clarinet, Stephane Lourties- alto sax, clarinet, Francois Penot- tenor sax, clarinet, Stephane Barbier- tenor sax, Gael Pautric- clarinet, Pierre-Andre Cuxac- baritone sax, clarinet, bass clarinet

Guitar: Henri Cheron

Piano: Didier Datcharry

Bass: Pierre-Luc Puig

Drums: Guillaume Nouaux

All arrangements by Bob Wilber

This CD features Bob and the Tuxedos in a very special program of Wilber arrangements, mostly of his own compositions, many of them newly minted. The youthful octogenarian of course also joins in as a soloist, on not only his main voices, clarinet and the straight and curved soprano sax, but also on the rather seldom heard alto. The band and Bobby share a love for big band jazz that reflects the musical values of the Swing Era, but the conviction and enthusiasm they bring to their work makes the music sound fresh, not "retro." Thank you, Bob Wilber, for still making great music, a mere 64 years after your recording debut! From the notes byDan Morgenstern, Director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University.