Available on August 19, 2022

The Dave Slonaker Big Band, coming off its 2013 Grammy® nomination for Best Large Jazz Ensemble, returns with a dazzling collection of new music celebrating the tradition, but also pushing the possibilities of big band jazz. Featuring an all-star cast of West Coast jazz and studio legends, ‘Convergency’ brings together the lives, stories and extraordinary talents of these great musicians, with the music of veteran Los Angeles composer/arranger Dave Slonaker, to create what will certainly be another touchstone recording for fans of the large jazz ensemble tradition.

  1.  Convergency (solos: Clay Jenkins, trpt; Adam Schroeder, bari. sax; Ed Czach,piano)
  2.  Uncommonly Ground (solos: Larry Koonse, gtr; Tom Luer, tenor sax)
  3. . Duelity (solos: Ron Stout, trpt; Bob Sheppard, alto sax; Ed Czach, piano)
  4.  A Gathering Circle (solos: Brian Scanlon, sop. sax; Larry Koonse, gtr; Peter Erskine, drums)
  5.  A Curve in the Road (solos: Clay Jenkins, trpt; Tom Luer, tenor sax; Brian Scanlon, alto sax
  6.  Inner Voices  (solos: Ron Stout, trpt; Rob Lockart, tenor sax)
  7.  Sometimes a Notion (solos: Alex Iles, trbn; Rob Lockart, tenor sax; Edwin Livingston, bass)
  8.  Vanishing Point (solos: Bob Sheppard, sop. sax; Peter Erskine, drums; Ed Czach, piano
  9.  And Now the News (solos: Alex Iles, Charlie Morillas, Ido Meshulam, trbn; Bill Reichenbach, bass trbn.)
  10.  I Had the Craziest Dream (solo: Wayne Bergeron, trumpet)

Produced/Composed/Arranged/Conducted by Dave Slonaker  
Recorded/Mixed/Mastered by Rich Breen 
at East West Studio One. Los Angeles, CA on October 20-21, 2021
Cover Painting: Hyatt Moore, www.hyattmoore.com 

DAVE SLONAKER BIG BAND:  
Bob Sheppard - alto sax, soprano sax, flute
Brian Scanlon - alto sax, flute, clarinet  
Rob Lockart - tenor sax, clarinet  
Tom Luer - tenor sax, clarinet 
Adam Schroeder - (track 1,4,5,7) baritone sax, bass clarinet
Jay Mason - (track 2,3,6,7,8,9,10) baritone sax, bass clarinet
Wayne Bergeron - trumpet, flugelhorn  
Dan Fornero - (track 1,4,5,7) trumpet, flugelhorn 
Ryan DeWeese - (track 2,3,6,7,8,9,10) trumpet, flugelhorn
Clay Jenkins - trumpet, flugelhorn  
Ron Stout - trumpet, flugelhorn  
Alex Iles - trombone  
Charlie Morillas - trombone  
Ido Meshulam - trombone  
Bill Reichenbach - bass trombone, tuba
Larry Koonse - (track 2,4) guitar 
Ed Czach - piano  
Edwin Livingston - bass  
Peter Erskine - drums
Brian Kilgore - (track 2,4,9) percussion

Convergency Liner Notes

Convergency Liner Notes

Intrada

Intrada

Dave Slonaker Big Band

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  1. 1
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  2. 2
    0:00/1:07
  3. 3
    0:00/1:19
  4. 4
    0:00/1:07
  5. 5
    0:00/1:06
  6. 6
    0:00/1:16
  7. 7
    0:00/1:06
  8. 8
    0:00/0:47
  9. 9
    0:00/0:57
  10. 10
    0:00/1:12

2013 Grammy® Nomination -
     Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album


Produced/Composed/Arranged/Conducted by Dave Slonaker 
Recorded/Mixed/Mastered by Rich Breen
at Studio A, Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA on December 7-8, 2012
Cover Art: Vinita Voogd, www.vinitavoogd.com


DAVE SLONAKER BIG BAND: 
Bob Sheppard - alto sax, soprano sax, flute, clarinet 
Brian Scanlon - alto sax, flute, piccolo, clarinet 
Rob Lockart - tenor sax, clarinet 
Tom Luer - tenor sax, clarinet 
Adam Schroeder - baritone sax, bass clarinet 
Wayne Bergeron - trumpet, flugelhorn 
Dan Fornero - (track 1,2,3,4,7,8,10) trumpet, flugelhorn 
Rick Baptist - (track 5,6,9) trumpet, flugelhorn 
Clay Jenkins - trumpet, flugelhorn 
Ron Stout - trumpet, flugelhorn 
Alex Iles - trombone 
Bob McChesney - trombone 
Charlie Morillas - trombone 
Bill Reichenbach - bass trombone, bass trumpet 
Ed Czach - piano 
Edwin Livingston - bass 
Peter Erskine - drums