Trumpeter Jim Manley sends word that he's got a new CD titled Eight that's now on sale via his Web site, iTunes and Amazon MP3.
In addition to Manley on trumpet, the musicians on Eight are Frank Goessler and Dan Smith, trumpets; Rob Nugent and Jason Swagler, alto saxophones; Larry Johnson and Larry Smith, tenor saxophones; Jim Owens, trombone; John Pyatt, piano; Greg Trampe, organ, strings; Travis Mattison, guitar; Zeb Briskovich, upright bass; and Joe Weber, drums.
The track list includes "Preach and Teach," "Theme from Rocky and Bullwinkle," "I'll Be Seeing You," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "One O'Clock Jump," "It Ain't Necessarily So," "Just Friends," "Theme from Perry Mason," "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead," "My Romance," "Stella By Starlight," "Alice In Wonderland," and "Thirsty Night Blues." Audio samples of some of the songs are available on Manley's site, and you can read a review of the CD here.
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