Ray Oram Chamber Jazz Octet CD of Cool West Coast Swing Jazz
RAY ORAM CHAMBER JAZZ ONSOMBO - SUDDEN DEPARTURE


The Ray Oram Chamber Jazz Onsombo
An eight piece jazz band led by saxophonist Ray Oram (whose credits include
Chubby Checker and Dionne Warwick among others). The band plays arrangements
and songs by Arrangements of jazz classics by Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Dave Wolpe,
Connie Atkinson, Marty Paich, Horace Silver, Bill Holman, Shorty Rogers, Lenny Niehaus,
Benny Golson, Bobby Timmons
and others. This CD includes a cool swinging assortment
of original tunes by the band's arranger, Connie Atkinson that is based on the
cool west coast swing sound of the fifties and sixties (Gerry Mulligan, for example).

Ray Oram - leader & tenor saxophone - Ray has played in the bands of Sammy Kaye,
Bob Crosby, Doc Severinson and Peter Duchin, recorded with Chubby Checker & Frankie Avalon
and worked on shows with Vic Damone, Dionne Warwicke, Sonny & Cher, Jack Benny & Phyllis Diller...
Peter D’Argenzio - trombone - Peter has played in the bands of Buddy Murow,
Glenn Miller, Samy Kaye and has backed up shows for Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme & Sammy Davis Jr...
Sonny Rose - drums - An unwavering master of the swing beat, Sonny has
played in many high profile bands, including Frank Sinatra’s Orchestra.
Tommy Smith - trumpet & fluegel horn - Scotish born Smith has played with
numerous British big bands, Henry Red Allen and performed numerous times on the BBC...
Rick Hobbs - alto saxophone - Rick has played in many jazz bands and
currently has written some arrangements for the ‘Onsombo.’
Marilynn Seits - piano - Marilynn has played at the Waldorf, Plaza & St Regis hotels
in NYC and has released 9 CD’s of jazz & New Age music on her own CMR label...
Edgar Monroe - bari-saxophone - Edgar has played in many prestigious big bands throughout a long career.
Link Lackey - bass - Link has played in numerous big bands and smaller ensembles throughout South Florida.
Connie Atkinson - Writer & Arranger - Connie played with pianist Bill Evans for 7 years,
several symphony orchestras & jazz bands and to date has published over 100 compositions and arrangements...

Available on CD only.

Sound samples posted soon...


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