What's Goin' On?

Orchestral Jazz is one of the passions of Jazz Terrassa, shared for the last five years with seventeen jazzmen of different nationalities and proven expertise. Unique repertoires, many of which are unpublished in this country, and collaborations with masters such as Slide Hampton, Frank Wess, Dick Oats, Randy Brecker and Gary Smulyan endorse the project. The band's discography is enlarged with this new work, a real treat for the senses which is well worth listening to. What's Goin' On Big Band Terrassa?

Enhancing individual soloists and creating an overall sound is fundamental in orchestral direction. To sound like a single instrument, eventhough it may comprise trumpets, saxophones, trombones and rhythmic bass, is an objective that John Dubuclet has achieved. This Californian, the conductor and first trombone of the BBJT, strives to ensure we are visited by the finest international soloists. A real challenge that he develops successfully in rehearsal after rehearsal, concert after concert, record after record...

Vocals have always been a great accessory to big bands and the voice of Californian Judy Niemack is exceptional. The North American press has described it as glorious, versatile, provocative and highly sensitive. Her passion for orchestral jazz has led her to record with the BBJT a work in which she deploys all her qualities as a soloist.

There are not too many occasions when the conductor and arranger are one and the same person. However this is the case with the new recording. Peter Herbolzheimer, a German of Rumanian origin, has dedicated his whole life to big bands, an experience that is reflected in his tremendous capacity to harmonise the sections, giving life to melodies and bringing out the best in every musician.

The sound quality of a music recording is essential. On this work, we have benefited from the experience and professional diligence of Jeanfrançois Prins, guitarist of Belgian origin, currently living in Berlin, where he plays regularly with his trio and also with Lee Konitz. He has worked shoulder to shoulder with Ferran Conangla, an old friend of the BBJT, in a heroic effort to achieve the very best.
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Judy Niemack vocals, Peter Herbolzheimer direction, David Pastor, Matthew Simon, Dennis Hernández, Lluís Figuerola trumpets, John DuBuclet, Josep Tro, Enric Mestre, Sergi Vergés trombones, Carlos Nostro, Alfons Carrascosa, Xavier Figuerola, Guim G. Balasch, Joan Chamorro saxophones, Dave Mitchell guitar, Xavier Algans piano, Nono Fernández bass, Pau Bombardó drums, Ignasi Zamora electric bass, Daniel Forcada percussion, Jeanfrançois Prins production, electric guitar solo on Fever.