Recordings

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Rays of Light

The Paul Ferguson Jazz Orchestra
Rays of Light

2011

01 Rays of Light
02 Dreamsville (Henry Mancini)
03 Masks
04 Serenidade (Clare Fischer)
05 Este Montana (Sephardic melody)
06 Waltz for Anita
07 The Sulfurous Sticks

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Cleveland Jazz Orchestra

The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
Live At The Bop Stop

2011

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01 Into The Sun
02 Life Cycles
03 Rainbow Intro
04 Somewhere Over The Rainbow
05 What A Friend We Have In Jesus
06 Watch What Happens
07 The More I See You
08 Day By Day
09 You’ve Changed
10 Este Montana
11 I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
12 All The Way
13 Just In Time

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The Paul Ferguson Jazz Orchestra
Big Band Christmas!

2010

01 We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English Carol; Arr. Paul Ferguson)
02 Christmas Time is Here (Vince Guaraldi, Lee Mendelson; Arr. Richard Shanklin)
03 White Christmas (Irving Berlin; Arr. Richard Shanklin)
04 Away In a Manger (English Carol; Arr. Chas Baker)
05 Little Drummer Boy (Katherine Davis; Arr. Paul Ferguson)
06 Hanukkah Medley (Traditional; Arr. Paul Ferguson)
07 I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Buck Ram, Kim Gannon and Walter Kent; Arr. Paul Ferguson)
08 Auld Lang Syne (Traditional; Arr. Paul Ferguson)

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Paul Ferguson | The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
Jazz Vespers

2008, Azica Records

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01 African Skies (Michael Brecker)
Jazz Vespers Suite
02 Evening (David Hurd)
03 Be Thou My Vision (Irish Melody, “Slane”)
04 Holy Manna (Southern Harmony)
05 Looking Around (Paul Ferguson)
06 If Thou But Suffer God To Guide Thee (J.S. Bach)
07 Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (17th Century French Chanson)
08 Walk Forth (Paul Ferguson)

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Paul Ferguson Jazz Orchestra
Live at the Bop Stop

2006, Azica Records

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1. Dobbins Chest (Paul Ferguson)
2. Be Thou My Vision (Traditional Irish)
3. Somebody Loves Me (George Gershwin)
4. Mon Ami Jobim (Paul Ferguson)
5. Love Theme from Spartacus (Alex North)
6. Every Time We Say Goodbye (Cole Porter)
7. Village Trumpets (Richard Barth)
8. Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael)
9. Brazil (Ary Barroso)

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The Paul Ferguson Jazz Orchestra
Friends

2001

01 Blues for Clare (Paul Ferguson)
02 Fortune Teller (Paul Ferguson)
03 Dido’s Lament (Henry Purcell)
04 Point Of Return (Paul Ferguson)
05 Something From Everyone (Paul Ferguson)
06 Not So Happy Talk (Paul Ferguson)
07 I Fall In Love Too Easily (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
08 Nice And Easy (Lew Spence, Alan And Marilyn Bergman)
09 Only The Lonely (Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn)
10 All The Way (Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn)

CD track dialog available in this WKHR audio interview(audio files; scroll down to September 22, 2001)

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Paul Ferguson | RIAS Big Band Berlin
Blue Highways

1998, Azica Records

01 Blue Highways
02 Seventh Sense
03 Niece Piece
04 The Long View
05 Astieri
06 Further Derivations
07 Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
Three Studies on Themes of Edward Hopper
08 High Noon
09 Nighthawks
10 Rooms For Tourists

“Ferguson is a bright new star among big-band composers, and Blue Highways is an unqualified delight from start to finish. The RIAS band is outstanding, as is its guest soloist, Brazilian trumpet master Claudio Roditi. A clear winner.” – JAZZ Jazz News, July 1998

“With Blue Highways, Ferguson introduces a fresh new voice in the wide open field of big-band composing and arranging”- Cadence: The Review of Jazz & Blues Creative Improvised Music, June 1998

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Steven Witser, Edward A Zadrozny, Paul Ferguson, Raymond Premru
High Anxiety Bones

1999, Albany Records

George Frederic Handel, arr. Ernest Miller, Dances for Trombone Quartet
01 Allegro, 02 Minuet from Bernice, 03 Courante, 04 Gigue, 05 Sarabande, 06 Allegro

Alfred Hornoff, Suite for Four Trombones
07 Solenne, 08 Moderato, 09 Molto Allegro quasi Presto, 10 Andante non troppo, 11 Molto Allegro deciso con impeto

Jules Semler-Collery, Two Pieces for Trombone Quartet
12 Chant Elegaique, 13 Chant Heroique

Raymond Premu, Tissington Variations
14 Andantino, 15 Prestp

Arr. Ernest Miller, Four Sixteenth Century Chansons
Clement Jannequin
16 Il N’est Plaisir, 17 MartinJean Duboys 18 ma Bouche Rit

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19 Reveillez

Walter Ross, Trombone Quartet
20 Intrada, 21 Chorale, 22 Scherzo

Edvard Grieg, arr. Ernest Miller
Elegy, Op. 47, No. 7
23 Poco Andante con Moto

Jimmy Van Heusen, arr. Paul Ferguson
24 Like Someone in Love – I’m Getting Sentimental Over You

Raymond Premru
25 In Memorium

“Perfect release for specialists in trombone music.” – Albany Records

“Add High Anxiety Bones to the rather small list of trombone quartets who have made excellent recordings. Based in the Cleveland area, the group dropped its bland Ohio Trombone Quartet name for one that often describes a performer’s state of mind. No hint of anxiety can be heard in this superb recording, though….The sound produced by High Anxiety Bones fits my own concept of the ideal trombone-quartet sound – more varied than the four-equal-voices sound of the Summit Brass trombones, less varied than the Datura Trombones….The group plays beautifully in tune and is a true pleasure to hear.”- American Record Guide