The Peter Hand Big Band
Savant SCD 2175
Peter Hand Big Band
Hand Painted Dream
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 & 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 & suave while consistently playing the imaginative arrangements with extraordinarily nuanced musicianship.
PETER HAND, leader, guitar, arranger
TRACKS: Yardbird Suite • Island of the Heart • If You Could See Me Now • Berkshire Blues • Calypsiana • Hand Painted Dream • Braziliam Emerald • Once Upon a Time • Mr. P.C. / Cousin Mary
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