Soloist, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Bob SchollWritten-By – H. Levy. B3. Passacaglia And Fugue. Soloist, Bass – Joe Delia (2)Soloist, Guitar – Brian KookenSoloist, Tenor Saxophone – Tony LibertoSoloist, Trombone – Mike Taylor (37)Soloist, Trumpet – David Pratt (4)Written-By – H. Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute – Bob Scholl.
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The old man remembered on this newest recording by the Towson University (Maryland) Jazz Ensemble is Stan Kenton, one of two Jazz giants to whom the album is dedicated. The other is Hank Levy who played saxophone in Kenton’s orchestra and also wrote and arranged for Stan before he became director of Jazz Studies at Towson. With the Old Man in Mind was written and arranged by Levy for Kenton’s 80th birthday celebration, held ten years ago in Las Vegas (Stan died in August 1979, age sixty–seven). That’s one of seven compositions by Levy on the album; he also arranged the other three ( Green.
He was mostly a musical autodidact, schooled in experience. In 1953, Hank played baritone saxophone in the legendary Stan Kenton Orchestra for six months, which led to a lifelong friendship with Kenton. The 1960s were a critical decade for Hank Levy. Hank was interested in giving jazz what he called "a kick in the rear end" by using odd meters like 5/4, 7/4, 9/4 and 13/8, and by employing unusual harmonies and voicing. His music was considered difficult to master but rewarding to play by the many bands with which he was associated, including his own groups.
While Levy was director in 1975, the Towson State Jazz Ensemble recorded 2 + 2 5, an album of six of his compositions for Music Minus One, which specializes in recordings leaving out the part for one instrument so a musician can play along. The recording comprised Levy compositions, all but one in odd meter: "Bop City Revisited", "Poopsie's Penthouse", "A Quiet Friday", "Pete Is a Four-Letter Word", "Bread and Watrous", and "Stillness Runs Deep". Personnel on the recording who also have performed with the Hank Levy Alumni Band. 'Whiplash' legacy: Towson University to posthumously honor jazz pioneer Hank Levy". Retrieved 8 April 2017. Biographical Dictionary of Jazz, by Charles Eugene Claghorn, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (1982).
The Towson University Jazz Orchestra is an award-winning group that is recognized as one of the premiere collegiate jazz ensembles in the Mid-Atlantic region. The ensemble performs regularly scheduled concerts on campus and enjoys an active and diversified performance schedule that includes mini-tours to local schools, jazz festivals throughout the area, and performances for a variety of civic and community events. In addition to playing the music of Hank Levy, the Jazz Orchestra performs all styles of big band jazz by some of the most talented composers/arrangers in the country. The Jazz guitar ensembles focus on sight reading and learning the basics of ensemble playing. Primarily these ensembles perform arrangements for 4-5 guitars of jazz standards. Membership is by audition and participation is open to all Towson University Students. MUSA 282/482/682 Jazz Combos.
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Arranged By – H. Levy*Soloist, Alto Saxophone – Charlie Shoemaker Soloist, Piano – Andy MollardSoloist, Trumpet – David Pratt Soloist, Vibraphone – Sean McCaulWritten-By – Klemmer*, Lewis*
Soloist, Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Tom Williams Written-By – H. Levy*
Soloist, Drums – Mike AubinSoloist, Piano – Andy MollardSoloist, Soprano Saxophone – Bob SchollSoloist, Tenor Saxophone – Barry CaudillWritten-By – Hank Levy
Soloist, Alto Saxophone – Bob SchollSoloist, Guitar – Brian KookenSoloist, Trumpet – David PrattWritten-By – H. Levy*
Soloist, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Bob SchollWritten-By – H. Levy*
|B3||Passacaglia And Fugue
Soloist, Bass – Joe Delia Soloist, Guitar – Brian KookenSoloist, Tenor Saxophone – Tony LibertoSoloist, Trombone – Mike Taylor Soloist, Trumpet – David Pratt Written-By – H. Levy*
- Alto Saxophone [1st], Soprano Saxophone, Flute – Bob Scholl
- Alto Saxophone [2nd], Flute – Charlie Shoemaker
- Art Direction – Mike Dunne
- Baritone Saxophone – Pat Rogers
- Bass – Joe Delia
- Co-producer, Mixed By – Glenn Cashman
- Congas, Percussion [Auxiliary] – Eric True
- Design – Brenda Deibel
- Directed By – Hank Levy
- Drums – Mike Aubin
- Engineer – Tom Mueller
- Guitar – Brian Kooken
- Photography By – Brian K. O'Connel
- Piano – Andy Mollard
- Tenor Saxophone [1st], Soprano Saxophone, Flute – Barry Caudill
- Tenor Saxophone [2nd], Flute – Tony Liberto
- Trombone – Dave Ferguson , J.J. Gunning*, Jeff Chiaverini, Mike Taylor
- Trumpet [Lead], Flugelhorn – Vince Ciesielski
- Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Dan Namovicz, Pete Gorelick, Tom Hirschmann
- Trumpet, Guest, Trumpet – Tom Williams
- Vibraphone, Percussion [Auxiliary] – Sean McCaul