Arbors, 2002, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O’s Notes: Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess music has been played by many. Some of the best arrangements were by Bob Haggart. Leader and trumpet player Randy Sandke celebrates them here. They also play several other swinging jazz classics. The lineup of musicians is strong and includes Wycliff Gordon (tb), Byron Stripling (t), Ken Peplowski (cl), Howard Alden (g) and Joe Ascione (d). They move through 17 arrangements that help us relive the originals in the spirit of the late 1950’s.