Our Path To This Moment: The Rob Scheps Big Band Plays The Music Of Ezra Weiss With Special Guest Greg Gisbert

by Ezra Weiss

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Made possible through the generosity of Kickstarter backers, "Our Path To This Moment" features the dramatic big band writing of composer/pianist Ezra Weiss. The 17 musicians here are led by saxophonist Rob Scheps, who once worked with big band titans Buddy Rich, Mel Lewis, and Gil Evans. World-class trumpeter Greg Gisbert (Maria Schneider, Mingus Big Band, Jazz at Lincoln Center, etc.) is featured as a special guest, appearing on three of the seven tracks.


released September 4, 2012

Ezra Weiss, composer, arranger, piano (tracks 3, 4, 6)
Greg Gisbert, trumpet (tracks 1, 2, 7)
The Rob Scheps Big Band:
Gary Harris, David Valdez, Rob Scheps, Scott Hall, Robert Crowell, reeds
Rich Cooper, Paul Mazzio, Greg Garrett, Conte Bennett, trumpets
Stan Bock, Tom Hill, John Moak, trombones
JáTtik Clark, tuba
Ramsey Embick, piano
Tim Gilson, bass
Ward Griffiths, drums
Chaz Mortimer, percussion (tracks 3, 7)

Produced by Ezra Weiss
Engineered by Dennis Carter
Mixed and Mastered by Katsuhiko Naito
Cover Artwork by Barry Weiss

Recorded February 5 & 6, 2012
Falcon Recording Studios, Portland, Oregon

All selections composed and arranged by Ezra Weiss, Ezra Weiss Publishing (ASCAP)
Except "It's You Or No One," composed by Jule Styne/Sammy Cahn, Warner Bros Music/Chappell and Co (ASCAP)
and "Wayfaring Stranger," traditional, Ezra Weiss Publishing (ASCAP)



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Ezra Weiss Portland, Oregon

Recently listed in the 2012 DownBeat Critics Poll, composer/pianist Ezra Weiss has led bands in the country’s greatest clubs including Dizzy’s in NYC, the Triple Door in Seattle, and Catalina’s in Los Angeles. Albums include The Five A.M. Strut, Persephone, Get Happy, and The Shirley Horn Suite. He has won the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award three times, and teaches at Portland State University. ... more

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