Rich Willey Sound Clips

Rich Willey Sound Clips: The Rich Willey Quintet — Gone With The Piggies

The Rich Willey QuintetGone With The Piggies

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1. Gone With The Wind  (Wrubel/Magidson)
2. I Know, Y’Know  (Rich Willey)
3. My Melancholy Baby  (Burnet/Norton/Bregman)
4. Laird Baird  (Charlie Parker)
5. Little Treasures  (Rich Willey)
6. Sonny Boy  (Jolson/DeSylva/Henderson/Brown)
7. Squeetz  (Rich Willey)
8. Eclypso  (Tommy Flanagan)
9. Eyes All For You  (Rich Willey)
10. Elora  (J.J. Johnson)
11. Piggies  (George Harrison)

All selections arranged by Rich Willey except Sonny Boy, which was adapted by Rich Willey for two horns from the Chet Baker/Art Pepper three-horn arrangement, arranger unknown. All other arrangements Ⓒ Rich Willey, BMI, 2001. Cover art by John Wise.

Rich Willey, trumpet & bass trumpet
Kenny Shanker, alto & tenor saxophone
Ayako Shirasaki, piano
Scott Fragala, bass
Tim Collins, drums

Ⓟ & Ⓒ 2001 Consolidated Artists Productions, Inc.
290 Riverside Drive
Suite 11-D
New York, NY 10025

Rich Willey’s Boptism Funk Band — Conspiracy

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1. Mister Magoo
2. Goofin’ Off
3. Clip Clop Mogul
4. Blessed Are The Hip
5. Adrenaline Rush
6. Brother Kenya’s Paradigm
7. Secret Things
8. Conspiracy
9. Nude Eel
10. Eenie Meanie Beanie Weeny
11. Blues For Bobby

PERSONNEL (front cover L to R) • Bobby Floyd, Hammond B3 Organ & Piano • Byron “Wookie” Landham, Drums • Dave Stryker, Guitar • Wally Minko, Fender Rhodes and Synthesizer • Rich Willey, Bass Trumpet & Trumpet • Mike Boone, 5-String Electric Bass • Dan Fornero, Trumpet & Flugelhorn • John Swana, Valve Trombone & EVI • Not pictured: Tom Evans, Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Clarinet, Flute, Baritone Sax • David Mann, Tenor Sax & Soprano Sax. All selections BMI.

This recording was produced and directed by The Amazing Wally Minko
Executive Producer: Dan Fornero
All selections written by Rich Willey, Ⓒ & Ⓟ Boptism Music Company 2019, BMI, Wise Cat Records 03282019
All arrangements by The Amazing Wally Minko
Jason Richmond engineered the recording and mixing sessions
Recorded April 6–8, 2019 at Manifold Recording, Pittsboro, NC, assisted by Ian Schreier
Mastering by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA
Spencer Guerra is the Pro Tools Wizard!
Cover Photograph by Jason Richmond
CD cover and DigiPak design by Vadim Reko (Shulyak Vadym Aleksandrovich)
Pronunciation clarification: “Willey” rhymes with “Billy”
(notice there are two “l’s” in Willey)

Rich Willey's Boptism Big Band - Down & Dirty

Rich Willey’s Boptism Big Band Down & Dirty 

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1. Boogie Beast (arr. by Gordon Goodwin)
2. Down & Dirty (arr. by Wally Minko, piccolo trumpet solo: Thomas Hooten)
3. Walter The Ferret (arr. by Gordon Goodwin)
4. Eyes All For You (arr. by Chris Walden)
5. Dancing Hippo (arr. by Gordon Goodwin)
6. Ed Zachary Meets Gregory Peccary (arr. by Gordon Goodwin)
7. How ‘Bout That? (arr. by Wally Minko)
8. Old Folks (written by Willard Robison & Dedette Lee Hill, BMI, arr. by Michael Abene)
9. Little Treasures (arr. by Wally Minko)
10. Not So Fast! (arr. by Gordon Goodwin)
11. Funk Heap (arr. Wally Minko)
12. But For The Grace Of God (arr. by Michael Abene)

PERSONNEL — Rich Willey (trumpet, flugelhorn & bass trumpet) | Saxophones: Dan Higgins, Brian Scanlon, Bob Sheppard, Jeff Driskill/Sal Lozano, Jay Mason | Trumpets: Wayne Bergeron, Dan Fornero, Rob Schaer/Mike Rocha, Tony Bonsera | Trombones: Alex Iles, Andy Martin, Steve Holtman, Bill Reichenbach | Rhythm Section: Wally Minko (keyboards), Andrew Synowiec (guitars), Edwin Livingston (bass), Peter Erskine (drums), Joey De Leon (percussion).
Very special guest • Thomas Hooten on piccolo trumpet (Down & Dirty).
All selections BMI.

This recording was produced by Dan Fornero
All tunes (except Old Folks) written by Rich Willey, Ⓒ & Ⓟ Boptism Music Company 2018, BMI
Big band recorded January 3–5, 2019 at Conway Studios, Hollywood, CA
Percussion recorded January 6 at LAFX Studio, North Hollywood, CA
Strings recorded January 6 at Capitol Records, Los Angeles, CA, “conducted” by Rich Willey
French horns recorded March 12, 2019 at Angel Song Studios, Glendale, CA
Gordon Goodwin conducted Dancing Hippo, Boogie Beast, Not So Fast! and Walter The Ferret
Wally Minko conducted How ‘Bout That?, Down & Dirty, Little Treasures and Funk Heap
Tommy Vicari and Michael Aarvold engineered the recording and mixing sessions
Mastering by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA
Spencer Guerra is the Pro Tools Wizard!
The Conway assistants were Ben “Zoom!” Fletcher and Eric “Zip!” Eylands
Photography by Angela Fornero
CD cover and DigiPak design by Vadim Reko
Pronunciation clarification: “Willey” rhymes with “Billy”
(notice there are two “l’s” in Willey)

 

 

Rich Willey’s Funkload project — Mock-ups

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Some of these got arranged and appear on other CDs  you can hear on this page, others are in the queue awaiting further much-needed attention. These were all done in Rich’s digital studio featuring his estimable MIDI chops and occasionally some of his trumpet and bass trumpet playing. As long as you  realize that these are not polished, ready-for-prime-time studio recordings, you might be able to appreciate their melodies and chord progressions.