11 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dave Koz's first Summer Horns installment, from 2013, was an all-saxophone affair. Retaining Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot from that outing, Koz assembles another front line of marquee musicians for Summer Horns II: From A to Z, including new arrivals Rick Braun (trumpet) and Aubrey Logan (trombone/vocals), who contribute a brassier texture to the proceedings. The goal is less individual solo spotlights and more about the classic horn-section sound that prevailed in rock, pop, and soul of the ’60s and ’70s. The menu, therefore, is spot-on: Songs by Spiral Starecase, Earth, Wind & Fire, Paul Simon, and Stevie Wonder are arranged by session veteran Tom Scott, big-band leader Gordon Goodwin, or Tower of Power’s Greg Adams. (The subtitle, From A to Z, refers to the unlikely medley of “Take the ‘A’ Train” and JAY-Z’s “Roc Boys.”)

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Dave Koz's first Summer Horns installment, from 2013, was an all-saxophone affair. Retaining Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot from that outing, Koz assembles another front line of marquee musicians for Summer Horns II: From A to Z, including new arrivals Rick Braun (trumpet) and Aubrey Logan (trombone/vocals), who contribute a brassier texture to the proceedings. The goal is less individual solo spotlights and more about the classic horn-section sound that prevailed in rock, pop, and soul of the ’60s and ’70s. The menu, therefore, is spot-on: Songs by Spiral Starecase, Earth, Wind & Fire, Paul Simon, and Stevie Wonder are arranged by session veteran Tom Scott, big-band leader Gordon Goodwin, or Tower of Power’s Greg Adams. (The subtitle, From A to Z, refers to the unlikely medley of “Take the ‘A’ Train” and JAY-Z’s “Roc Boys.”)

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Tony London ,

Just Brilliant !!!

These guys are fantastic musicians and this super collaboration is just brilliant. Good choice of songs and perfectly performed. Just a brilliant album.

Jinxed102 ,

Summer Horns 2

I’m literally in my car listening to this album, just after their show in Sacramento, and even though I just heard it live I’m blown away by the details and the nuances - this is incredible! The energy and power put into these tracks when performed live is phenomenal (these guys PLAY like they’re 25) but this is timeless! Thank you #DaveKoz and #SummerHorns for visiting us in Sacramento - worth every penny for both the ticket and the album!

"HitMeBand" ,

Summer Horns 11: From A to Z

Tom Scott, arrangements- Route 66 really phenomenally wonderful >> The swinging big band feeling!! All tastefully treated.WoW Guys. I MUST LOOK FOR THE 180 Gramm Vinyl Record!!!

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