Peter Hand Big Band – Hand Painted Dream (2019) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Peter Hand Big Band – Hand Painted Dream (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 59:31 minutes | 1,27 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Savant

The deftly titled ‘Hand Painted Dream’ is the culmination of guitarist/arranger/leader Peter Hand’s work with some of the best musicians anywhere and whose collective efforts have produced an extraordinary testament to the best in modern big band music. With the supremely talented Camille Thurman contributing a track each on saxophone and vocals, the ensemble can easily be considered an “all-star” group, with trumpeters Eddie Allen and Valery Ponomarev, saxophonists, Don Braden, Bruce Williams, trombonist James Burton III and a dream rhythm section of James Weidman, Harvie S, Steve Johns and Hand himself. The resulting band is at once bold & beautiful, swinging and suave while consistently playing the imaginative arrangements with extraordinarily nuanced musicianship.

1. Yardbird Suite
2. Island of the Heart
3. If You Could See Me Now
4. Berkshire Blues
5. Calypsiana
6. Hand Painted Dream
7. Braziliam Emerald
8. Once Upon a Time
9. Mr. P.C./Cousin Mary

Personnel: Peter Hand, guitar, arranger & conductor, saxes: Jay Brandford, Bruce Williams, Don Braden, Ralph Lalama, Kenny Berger, trumpets: Kevin Bryan, Eddie Allen, Valery Ponomarev, John Bailey, trombones: John Mosca, Sam Burtis, James Burton III, rhythm section: James Weidman, Harvie S, Steve Johns, featuring: Camille Thurman (vocal – track 3, saxophone – track 5), The Secret String Quartet