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.

“His charts are immaculate, the playing impressive and the swing is undoubtable.  Class, classy and classic, this big band date is one for the record books.”   Chris Spector, Midwest Record

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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  2. 2
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  3. 3
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  4. 4
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  5. 5
    0:00/1:06
  6. 6
    0:00/1:16
  7. 7
    0:00/1:06
  8. 8
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  9. 9
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  10. 10
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2013 Grammy® Nomination -
     Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

"...contemporary in the best sense of the word, harmonically sophisticated yet always accessible thanks to an unswerving reliance on time-honored melodies and rhythms. In other words, this is big-band jazz that quickens the pulse, swings hard and enhances the tradition."  Jack Bowers, All About Jazz

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