AJ0180 – Excalibur

Steve Wiest: trombone 

The Steve Wiest Big Band
Tim Ishii, Randy Hamm, Ed Petersen, Sam Fettig, Glenn Kostur 

Mike Williams, Matt Antoniewicz, Scott Harrell, Mike Plog

Paul McKee, Mark Bettcher, Barry Oosterwaal, Matt Ingman

Rhythm Section 
Matt Harris: piano
Bob Bowman: bass
Bob Rummage: drums
Dave Bayles: drums
Mike Standal: guitar

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Steve Wiest

1. Cheek to Cheek
2. Excalibur
3. The Once and Future Groove
4. I Concentrate on You
5. Cerulean 12
6. The Silver Spin
7. A Night in Pidruid
8. On Green Dolphin Street

Excalibur is a unique approach to the big band format. Steve Wiest has managed to walk a fine line with this album, tackling the big band format from a variety of angles. While approaching this project as a study of composition and arranging, he has at the same time managed to provide listeners with exciting, swinging music. Along with his energetic arrangements and compositions, Wiest has provided ample room for himself and the other soloists to stretch out, allowing each musician to place their personal stamp on the music.