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  • Eric Ekstrand
PRJV 4242
4.00 Ounces
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The Eric Ekstrand Ensemble


The Eric Ekstrand Ensemble released "Spiked Heel Stomp" in 1998. It has sold approximately 12,000 copies. This is their follow-up CD. Comparisons: If you like swing music along the lines of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Count Basie, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick, Jr., Michael Buble, etc. you'll love the Eric Ekstrand Ensemble's "Standard Delivery". 

The musicians on the CD are all seasoned veterans of the L.A. music scene the youngest being bassist Billy Brockmann who at 30 years old has already established himself in the jazz, pop and symphonic world in Los Angeles. Drummer Frank Wilson got his swinging reputation from working with jump master Joe Liggins to English blues legend, John Mayall to the king of the jazz Hammond B3 organ, Jimmy Smith and many others. Trombonist Ken Tussing, sax player Mark Rowland and trumpeter Jeff Kaye worked for many years with the Ray Charles Orchestra on the road and in recordings. Sax and flute player John Stephens has played with Count Basie, Benny Carter, Gerald Wilson and Marvin Gaye. Trumpeter Lee Thornberg has graced the bandstands for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Chicago, Tower of Power, the band on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. 

The entire personnel (all 3 bands) Eric Ekstrand; piano, vocal, arranger, Mark Rowland; alto sax, tenor sax, soprano sax, clarinet, flute, Dean Roubicek; tenor sax, clarinet, Dave Victorino; baritone sax, flute, John Stephens; alto sax, flute, Jeff Kaye; trumpet, Danny Bryan; trumpet, flugelhorn, Lee Thornburg; trumpet, flugelhorn, Corey Gemme; trumpet, Ken Tussing; trombone, flugelbone, Paul Nowell; trombone, Bob Schuster; guitar, Billy Brockmann; bass, Frank Wilson; drums. 


Track Listing*:

1. Up a Lazy River – Ens. 1, (Carmichael, Aodin) 3:22
2. Hey, Good Lookin’ – Ens. 2, (Williams) 2:45 
3. How About You? – Ens. 3, (Lane, Freed) 3:15
4. Come Rain or Come Shine – Ens. 2, (Arlen, Mercer) 5:06
5. If I Had You – Ens. 2, (Campbell, Connelly, Shapiro) 2:48
6. L.O.V.E – Ens. 3, (Gabler, Kaempfert) 3:09
7. What a Wonderful World – Ens. 3, (Theile, Weiss, Douglas) 4:15
8. On a Slow Boat to China – Ens. 1, (Loesser) 3:06
9. Why Not? – Ens. 1, (Hefti) 3:48
10. I Only Have Eyes for You – Ens. 2, (Warren, Dubin) 2:56
11. Knock Me a Kiss – Ens. 1, (Jackson, Razaf) 5:49
12. You Don’t Know Me – Ens. 1, (Walker, Arnold) 4:21
13. Beyond the Sea– Ens. 3, (Trenet, Lawrence) 3:22
14. On the Sunny Side of the Street – Ens. 1, (McHugh, Fields) 3:06

Bonus Tracks (not available for download)
15. Misty – Ens. 1, (Garner, Burke) 5:23
16. All of You – Ens. 1, (Porter) 2:25

*The song "Murder at the Cotton Club" is not on this CD. 

This is a joint venture between Loungesaurus Rex and Perseverance Records.

Product Videos

Murder at the Cotton Club - Eric Ekstrand Ensemble - Official Music Video (08:19)
Murder at the Cotton Club. An original song by the Eric Ekstrand Ensemble. From the CD “Spiked Heel Stomp”. Words & Music by Eric Ekstrand. Produced by Don Peake. Arranged by Eric Ekstrand. The song is a fictional account of an incident at the famous Cotton Club of Harlem in the 30s. If you like this video I strongly recommend you check out one of the greatest American entertainers of all time, Cab Calloway. Here are some links to some Cab videos. I’m sure you can find more and each one is a treasure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1Xno49V6Ng&list=PL86B05638C87B8298, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohbrSmQc--g&list=RDohbrSmQc--g#t=34, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8yGGtVKrD8, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mq4UT4VnbE, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPkPyVYp6ik And I cast Erskine Hawkins in the part of fictional trumpet player Sammy Brown because Erskine was very handsome. But Erskine Hawkins was a great trumpet player, composer (Tuxedo Junction) and band leader. Check out some of Erskine Hawkins work at these links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L09oSGuYk08, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIleOCdaf-E
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