Monday, November 03, 2014

Peter Hand Big Band covers "Sunny" on new CD

Peter Hand Big Band
Out of Hand (Savant)

Track #1 on new cd is "Sunny"

Track Listings

1. Sunny
2. Blues In the Night
3. Listen to Your Heart
4. Out of Print Blues
5. Barbara Rose
6. The Elevator
7. Night Echo
8. Day Dream
9. Summertime

Editorial Reviews

The sound of a truly fine big band makes a lasting aural impression, combining sheer grandness with the finest, intimate improvisations. We now welcome back to the stage the Peter Hand Big Band. A native of New York City, Hand has been a guitarist in a wide variety of groups, has composed an impressive number of tunes, and has also studied big band arranging and composing with the legendary Herb Pomeroy. The Band, includes a stellar array of New York jazz players including Houston Person, Don Braden, Eddie Allen, Valery Ponomarev, Bruce Williams, James Weidman and Harvie S to name a few.

Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 23, 2014)
  • Original Release Date: 2014
  • Number of Discs: 1

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NEW York guitarist Peter Hand leads his big band through five originals and four standards with a little help from the big, bold tone of tenor saxophonist Houston Person on three tracks.
Person, who was also featured on the band's first recording -- a 2009 tribute to composer Harold Arlen -- uses his soulful sound to drench the listener in blues on the Arlen/Johnny Mercer pop classic Blues in the Night.

The tenor saxophonist is relaxed on the Strayhorn/Ellington tune Daydream and sets feet dancing on Bobby Hebb's Sunny.

Soloists trumpeter Eddie Allen and pianist James Weidman give Summertime some new life.
Hand, a solid guitarist, arranger and composer, lays down some blues on Out of Print Blues and leads the band through Latin-steeped Night Echo, both from his pen.
Tight arranging and ensemble playing give the material life. ***1/2
-- Chris Smith

From Winnipeg Free Press

2010 Live version of "Sunny" from Peter Hand Big Band

A Swinging Take on Bobby Hebb's Pop/Soul Classic, "Sunny"

The Peter Hand Big Band in concert at Centenary Theatre, Hackettstown, NJ

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