THE LA SESSIONS AT CAPITAL STUDIOS
($12.98, catalog # smp-1004)
The latest album by the Steve Spiegl Big band recorded by the some of the top LA studio musicians and jazz soloists to celebrate the bands 50th year in existence. Besides original compositions by Steve there are big band jazz treatments of music by Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, G.F. Handel and Richard Wagner set in the jazz idiom with solos by some of LA's most well known jazz artists.

  

ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE-arr.Steve Spiegl

 

 

 

Steve’s arrangement of the well known Jerome Kern standard written specifically for his band band. Not available for resale.

 

  15.

GARDENS OF CORDOBA

 

$62.00

 

A Spanish-Flamenco flavored chart with sections of 3/4 and 5/4 with optional solos for alto/ten/tpt/tbn or guitar. Trpt Bb. Time 7:12. Medium difficult..

 

  36.

AVE MARIA- by Giuseppe Verdi

 

$62.00

 

A jazz waltz based on Verdi's 'Ave Maria" aria from the fourth act of his opera "Otello". Opt. Solos

for.tpt/tbn/tenor/gui. Trpt Bb. Time 6:00. Med.-medium difficult.

 

  28.

PENNA TIRANNA - by George Frederick Handel   

 

$62.00

 

A berceuse (lullaby) with written guitar melody that opens to a catchy 10/8-3/4 ensemble section. Solos for alto and/or or ten. Trpt Bb. Time 6:30. Medium-med.difficult.

 

  59.

BENEDETTA SUITE        

 

$62.00

 

A  longer, more involved concert version of #58, “Benedetta”, with sections of ballad, gospel blues, latin and jazz. Solos for trpt, gui, and 1 or 2 soprano saxes. Trpt C. Time 11:00. Medium difficult.

 

  34.

PARSIFAL PRELUDE TO ACT 1 - by Richard Wagner

 

$62.00

 

A  big band version of the opening to Wagner's opera "Parsifal" with solos  for tbn/alto (or opt. gui.).

Trpt C.Time 8:30. Med. Difficult

 

  38.

TOSCA - by Giacomo Puccici

 

$62.00

 

A  big band concert suite on the music from the opera "Tosca" by Puccini. Trpt D. Time 11:07. Difficult.

 

  32.

CARTAGENA NIGHT

 

$62.00

 

A longer, more challenging version of #29 "Cartagena" in this catalog, with additional solos for piano and guitar and soprano. Trpt F (above staff). Time 10:00. Med diff.-difficult

 

  

TURANDOT - by Giacomo Puccici

 

 

 

A  big band concert suite on the music from the opera "Turandot" by Puccini. Trpt D. Time 12:07. Difficult.

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Full Mp3 downloads also available at most of the usual streaming sites such as:

Tracks on album:

The new CD includes an 8 page insert with commentary by Steve, session photos, personnel, soloists listing, etc.