The thing about anything creative is there are times when you are prolific and there are times when you aren't. Writer's block, for example, and obviously, it can happen with other creative forms, as well. In this case, it wasn't that I was not working on stuff, I just wasn't happy with what I was producing. As these guys said...
Ultimately, I have always wanted to do a version of "You and Me (We Wanted it All)" and this arrangement captured a lot of the Sinatra version from his "Trilogy" album. I love the reflective nature of the lyrics, for much the same reason I love "Send in the Clowns." Full of regret for things you screwed up. Anyway, hope you enjoy...
Chris has been involved with big band, jazz and dance bands for over 30 years in central and southeastern Pennsylvania, the Washington DC metro region and the four-state area of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. A multi-instrumentalist, Chris has also performed in symphonic bands, brass quintets, orchestras and pit orchestras. He has served as a featured vocalist with the Swing Fever Dance Band and Brooks Tegler Big Band. Chris served as president of the Swing Fever Dance Band in 2002 and was a founding member of the Sound Advice Big Band. Chris is open to all opportunities and genres of music, and is happy playing any book in a section.
WITH THE SWING FEVER DANCE BAND
Instruments: Trombone, trumpet, vocals, valve trombone, superbone, flugelhorn, mellophone and euphonium.
Interests/Experience: Big Band, Dance Band, Lab Band, Small Group Jazz, Swing, Trad/Hot Jazz, Western Swing, Great American Songbook, Barbershop, Harmony Groups, Rock, R&B, Soul, Funk, Country, Eclectic, Symphonic Bands, Orchestras, Pit Orchestra
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Recordings: Swing Fever Dance Band: Something to Swing About: 20 Years of Swing Fever
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