Pat Terry, Jr.-Banjo, Randy Morris-Piano, Trumpet,
Accordian, Synthisizer, Jay Mueller-String Bass,
Warren Cohen-Drums, Orlando Sanchez-Percussion,
Jim Buchmann-Clarinet, Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Bass Sax,
Harold Johnson-Trombone, Andy Sorenson-Trumpet,
Jason Thomas-Fiddle, Dave Durham-Harmonica,
Edgar J.P. Pouchet-Steel Drum
From New Orleans Dixieland to Gospel . . . a wide variety of songs and styles.
Traditional favorites played in an un-traditional way . . .
on the banjo!
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He Has Made Me Glad, I .ll Fly Away
He That Dwelleth
Battle Hymn of the Republic, God Bless America
Blow the Trumpet
Deep River, Just a Closer Walk With Thee
Down by the Riverside
He's Got the Whole World In His Hands, Swing Low, Amen
How Great Thou Art
Just a Little While to Stay Here
When the Saints Go Marching In
There's Just Something About That Name
Therefore the Redeemed
This Little Light of Mine
What Child Is This
Holy, Holy, Holy, Sing Hallelujah, Thou Art Worthy
Tunes Played on
the Tenor Banjo
by Pat Terry, Jr.
$15 (plus $3.00 s&h)
I FOUND A NEW BABY /
WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS / COME BACK
SWEET PAPA / STEALIN'
APPLES / SUNDAY / ROSETTA
AM I BLUE / 'DEED I DO /
RUNNIN' WILD / ONCE IN A WHILE
SOME DAY SWEETHEART /
FLOATIN' DOWN TO COTTON TOWN
Terry, Jr. - tenor banjo /
Morris - piano, trumpet, vibes &
celeste / Dave
Uhrig - drums /
Richardson - tuba /
Fay - soprano sax /
Bornemann - trombone
Lots of banjoists play the hackneyed war
horses like Bye Bye
The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise.
Well, so does Pat Terry, Jr. The
difference is Pat plays a lot of other tunes, too.
He started professionally as a teenager with
such major credits as appearances on the Jimmy Durante and Ed
Sullivan shows, at Radio City Music Hall in New York, as well as a
twenty-three year long run with Walt Disney Productions.
Pat learned to play at the side of his
father, master banjoist, Pat Terry, Sr. Together the two constituted
one of the strongest acts ever to appear before the public.
On his record Pat, Jr. takes his favorite
banjo in hand and makes his debut as a featured soloist.
Having developed an extensive repertoire
through his association with Rosie O'Grady's Goodtime Jazz Band in
Orlando, Florida and Walt Disney World's traditionally oriented
Pearly Band, Pat has selected a number of fine old tunes not
ordinarily heard on the banjo, but ones that are long standing
favorites among musicians of the old guard.
It seems strange such songs as
Once In A While
-- not the old ballad you may be
thinking of, but an even older ballad recorded by Louis Armstrong --
and Fats WaIler's Stealin'
Apples haven't found their way onto
the lists of other banjo players' pet tunes. Pat's definitive
interpretations in this collection may cause some of these lists to
be considerably expanded.
Born and raised in the Boston area, Pat now
makes his home in Central Florida where he has become one of the
areas busiest performers. Drawing from his extensive contacts among
musicians from all over the country who are now working in Florida,
he has chosen ideal accompanists for this occasion.
The greatly gifted Randy Morris (himself an
able banjoist) is primarily known for the superb keyboard work
demonstrated throughout this album. He is also heard to great effect
on the trumpet here and even plays an excellent vibraphone solo on
Do. Somehow everything Randy touches
turns to music. The fabled Lee Richardson is the tubist. His
marvelously flexible brass gives the entire proceedings a rollicking
authenticity. Lee is perhaps heard to best advantage on
Wild. The rhythm section is filled
out by a timekeeper for whom there is apparently no tempo too
demanding. Add his precise, impeccable taste and you have Dave Uhrig,
the complete drummer.
Trombone in the righteous manner is played
by none other than Charlie Bornemann, well known to fans of hot jazz
through his numerous recordings and a long stint with the world
famous Dukes of Dixieland.
Last, but definitely least, is the only
questionable choice; a soprano sax player who has a hard time coping
with the fast tempos. After the session -- to a chorus of jeers by
his fellow musicians -- the sax man was heard to characterize these
tempos as break-neck. Don't laugh - my braces come off next
Nevertheless (and what a dandy song title
that would make) PAT TERRY, JR. - ALL
JAZZED UP! is an album well worth
adding to your record rack. Not only does it introduce a huge talent
on the tenor banjo, but it points the way to an exciting altenative
for the instrument.
-- LINER NOTES BY RICK FAY