bill warfield and the hell's kitchen funk orchestra: mercy, mercy, mercy (2015)

bill warfield and the hell's kitchen funk orchestra: mercy, mercy, mercy (2015)

The Hell's Kitchen Funk Orchestra performs Jazz selections based in the genres of funk, latin jazz and hard bop arranged by leader, trumpeter and composer Bill Warfield.

„Mercy, Mercy, Mercy“ by the Hell's Kitchen Funk Orchestra is a return by Bill Warfield to his Rhythm and Blues/Funk roots. Most often known for Big Band and Jazz Orchestra recordings, Bill uses all of the modern harmonic and melodic elements found in his big band recordings and applies them to this rockin' new funk ensemble. Tunes as eclectic as Joe Zawinul's „Mercy, Mercy, Mercy“ to Tito Puente's „Fiesta a la King“ to Ohio Player's „Fire“ to Benny Golson's beautiful Jazz standard „Whisper Not“ make up this set of music with something for everyone.

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Songs

1. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy 7:51
comp. Josef Zawinul, arr. Bill Warfield
Soloists: John Eckert – trumpet, Andrew Gould – alto saxophone, Jakub Zomer – Hammond B3

2. Fiesta A La King 8:08
comp. Tito Puente, arr. Bill Warfield
Soloists: Bill Warfield – trumpet, Mark Phaneuf – alto saxophone, Jill McCarron – piano

3. Jitterbug Waltz 5:59
comp. Thomas Fats Waller, arr. Bill Warfield, Scott Neumann
Soloists: Libor Smoldas – guitar, Bill Warfield – trumpet, Glenn Cashman – tenor saxophone

4. Thing of Gold 6:07
comp. Michael Kelly Rea League, adapted Bill Warfield
Soloists: Bill Warfield – flugelhorn, Jakub Zomer – Hammond B3

5. Freedom Jazz Dance 6:30
comp. Eddie Harris, arr. Mike Carrick, Bill Warfield
Soloists: Jens Christian “Chappe” Jensen – alto saxophone, Glenn Cashman – tenor saxophone, Bill Warfield – trumpet, John Eckert – trumpet

6. Kill Flo” 10:37
comp. and arr. Bill Warfield
Soloists: Bill Warfield – trumpet, Andrew Gould – alto saxophone, Jakub Zomer – piano

7. Some Skunk Funk 5:54
comp. Randy Brecker, arr. Bill Warfield
Soloists: Glenn Cashman – tenor saxophone, Libor Smoldas – guitar

8. People Make The World Go Round 7:17
comp. Thomas Bell, Linda Creed, arr. Bill
Warfield
Soloists: Bill Warfield – flugelhorn

9. Cry Me A River 7:48
comp. Arthur Hamilton, arr. Bill Warfield
Soloists: John Eckert – trumpet, Libor Smoldas – guitar, Jens Christian “Chappe” Jensen – alto saxophone, Jakub Zomer – Hammond organ

10. Fire 6:15
comp. J Williams, C Satchell, L. Bonner, M. Jones, W. Beck,
R. Middlebrooks, M. Pierce, Ohio Players, arr. Bill Warfield.
Soloists: Mark Phaneuf – alto saxophone, Bill Warfield – trumpet, Jill McCarron – piano

11. Whisper Not 7:28
comp. Benny Golson, arr. Bill Warfield
Soloists: Glenn Cashman – tenor saxophone, Bill Warfield – trumpet, Jens Christian “Chappe” Jensen – alto saxophone, Libor Smoldas – guitar, Scott Neumann – drums

Musicians
Trumpet, Arranger, Leader – Bill Warfield
Trumpets – John Eckert, Amanda Cortezzo
Alto saxophone – Jens Christian “Chappe” Jensen, Andrew Gould, Mark Phaneuf
Tenor saxophone – Glenn Cashman, Tyrone Fredericks
Bass trombone – Dan Magan
Guitar – Libor Smoldas, Paul Livant
Hammond B3 and piano – Jakub Zomer
Piano – Jill McCarron
Bass – Steve Count, Mark Wade
Drums – Scott Neumann, Eric Halvorson

Produced by Bill Warfield and Greg Pasenko

Recorded at Water Music, Hoboken, N.J. Recorded March 3rd and 4th, 2015. Engineered by Dave Kowalski

Label: BluJazz

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