the artists on this recording ...
Langston, bass violin - Bassist
and composer Artie Langston plays in settings ranging from symphony and pit
orchestras to jazz, rock, and blues groups. He can be heard on many
recordings, film soundtracks and commercials, and is a musical director and
conductor as well.
performed on national network television and at such famous venues as The U.S.
White House, Carnegie Hall, The Montreux Jazz Festival, The New
Orleans Jazz Festival, The Monterey Jazz Festival, The 1990
Osaka World Exposition, and Holland America Lines Salute to Jazz
Cruises to mention but a few.
has worked with and been featured with artists such as "Snookum"
Russell, Louie Jordan, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Lee Konitz, Eddie Harris,
Mel Torme, Stephan Grapelli, Carmen McRae, Joe Williams, "Groove"
Holmes, Bob Wilbur, Buddy DeFranco, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Woody
Herman Orchestra, The Dukes of Dixieland, Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, The
Olympia Brass Band (tuba), Alvin Alcorn, Danny Barker, James
Booker, Professor Longhair, "Gatemouth" Brown, Chuck Berry, Paul
Simon (tuba), Taj Mahal (tuba), Mike Bloomfield, Dan Hicks, The Four Aces,
Patti Page, Perry Como, The Ink Spots, and many others.
a music educator, Langston has taught privately and at several universities.
Hes published a method book, Jazz and Swing Bass Fundamentals, and
given lecture/clinics in the United States, Europe, and Japan.
Horowitz, trumpet/fluegelhorn - By
the time he graduated from high school, Tony Horowitz had appeared at Harrahs,
Lake Tahoe and Reno and other high profile venues with such artists as Jimmy
Wakely, Tony Pastor, Pearl Bailey and Louis Bellson.
serving his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, Tony resumed his career,
joining Ray Charles. Following his tenure with "The Genius", he
joined Louis Prima, who dubbed Tony his protege and featured him both on stage
and on his recordings, for which Tony did most of the arranging.
Prima, Horowitz went on to back such artists as Raquel Welch and Lou Rawls and
became one of Hollywoods top studio trumpet players. He can still be heard
on the soundtracks of television shows such as Knight Rider, Cheers, Happy Days, and many others. His trumpet is also present in movies
including La Bamba, Quicksilver, Walk Proud, and more.
has done albums and live performances with artists such as Sammy Davis Jr.,
Barry White, Kenny Rogers, Jermaine Jackson, Johnny Mathis, Janis Ian, and
dozens of others. Hes also released an album of his original music, This
is Tony Horowitz.
is an internationally respected trumpet teacher and his book, Warm-Up to
Consistency, is already in its second printing. He conducts dozens of
clinics/concerts throughout the U.S. and Europe under the banner of United
Schiff, piano/synthesizer - Composer,
arranger and keyboardist Bobby Schiff has done feature film work with Marvin
Hamlisch and television shows such as Laverne & Shirley.
written music for hundreds of films and commercials for such clients as
Kimberly-Clark, Sesame Street, National Safety Council, McDonalds, John
Deere, Sears (all the Great American Home Spots), Kraft and Hallmark.
live work includes playing and directing for Peggy Lee, Bobby Rydell, Mel
Torme, Frank DRone, The Four Seasons and George Kirby.
of todays premier vocal accompanists and arrangers, Schiff plays on,
arranges and produces recordings for numerous artists, both vocal and
instrumental. He leads one of Chicagos hottest casual engagement bands, Phoenix.