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Music on CD

Band Substance

Track List:

  1. Regular Fries
  2. Song for a Special Friend
  3. Ask Me in Latin sample(sample)
  4. Workout sample(sample)
  5. Three in One sample(sample)
  6. How Deep the Fathers Love
  7. Eternal Triangle
  8. Blowin' Blue
  9. Psalm 98

Scott Willcox writes of this CD:

“Distinctive material is a feature of this album by the Under Twenty big band. Hopefully you’ll agree that none of it would be banned even though it’s all class A. The music has been described (not by me) as possessing some thoughtful and creative writing, in places very atmospheric.

A band member called track 4 (Workout) “Gil Evans meets Stravinsky”. This is going a bit far perhaps but it is a number which while it could be placed in the ‘almost jazz’ category, certainly calls for jazz players. In this sense some of the album qualifies to my mind as proper crossover music.

Too often crossover just means unsympathetically adding a rhythm section to an orchestra to the detriment of both. Here we have a slightly more formal approach to big band writing but which still has to swing and with plenty of soloing opportunities for some very able players. Concert Jazz maybe.

Some of the numbers started life as simple songs and the theme of Workout was originally a basis for a piece for harpsichord! Track 6 is the tradition of “Just a closer a closer walk with Thee” and “Amazing Grace”. Track 9 began life as a choral piece. Enjoy!”

Scott Willcox

Good News Good Music

Track List:

  1. Lift Jesus Higher sample(sample)
  2. Psalm 89
  3. How Excellent Is Your Name
  4. Does It Matter sample(sample)
  5. O Great And Mighty Saviour
  6. O Taste And See
  7. We Know
  8. Son of God sample(sample)
  9. I Lift My Hands
  10. He Is Exalted

Arranged and Directed by Scott Willcox

GOOD NEWS GOOD MUSIC is a gospel presentation featuring the big band sound. It celebrates the person of Jesus and His life and work, setting this in the context of peoples aspirations for their lives as expressed in familiar popular songs. The band arrangements are distinctive and different from a Glenn Miller sound-alike.

Good News Good Music has its own web site.


If you would like to buy these CDs please contact Scott.

Scott Willcox's CDs can be bought online from Cross Rhythms. See his artist page.

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