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Trombonist Eric Goletz's 3rd CD in 3 Years, "STANDARD-IZED!"

On STANDARD-IZED!, the newest project by ERIC GOLETZ, the trombonist re-imagines modern jazz standards with hip arrangements that fuse his contemporary jazz sound with swing, Latin, and funk. Goletz is not only a virtuoso trombonist, he is also a first-rate arranger and composer. His first two albums, A New Light (2022) and his debut album, Into the Night (2021), released after spending 30 years as a composer and sideman, largely comprised his original compositions. All About Jazz says of A New Light, "A remarkable recording, up and edgy and at the highest level of musicianship no one will call this big band sterile or devoid of excitement. Bracing, to say the least." For STANDARD-IZED!, Goletz decided to focus his creative endeavors on music composed by other artists, like Charlie Parker, Horace Silver, Michel Legrand, and other jazz luminaries. Goletz wanted the album to have the energy and ambience of a live performance. His arrangements are simpler and a bit more open than on his previous recordings, giving more space for spontaneity. The band went into the studio with just a couple of rehearsals. With no overdubs or any digital gimmickry, Goletz wound up using the first take of more than half the numbers. Goletz puts his own stamp on the well-known tunes on STANDARDIZED! but pays respect to the composer's original concepts. With its superb musicianship and open arrangements, STANDARD-IZED! is the next best thing to listening to the Eric Goletz band in an intimate jazz club.

Personnel

Special Guests

DON BRADEN soprano sax

LAJUAN Carter vocals

The Band

ERIC GOLETZ trombone, piano (tracks 9, 12, 13)

HENRY HEINITSH guitar

JIM RIDL piano

BRIAN GLASSMAN acoustic & electric basses, contra bass

MARCO PANASCIA electric bass (track 12)

STEVE JOHNS drums

JOE MOWATT percussion

The Strings

ROBIN ZEH violin, PAUL WOODIEL violin, MICHAEL ROTH viola,

DAVID GOLD viola, SARAH HEWITT-ROTH cello

Produced by ERIC GOLETZ & DAVE AMLEN

Arranged by ERIC GOLETZ

Tracks

1. Now's The Time 4:58

2. Just In Time 4:23

3. Caravan 7:55

4. Nutville 6:30

5. Nature Boy 6:30

6. Train Shuffle 6:44

7. Jungle Juice 7:33

8. Mayreh 7:41

9. The Summer Knows 4:17

10. Summertime 6:33

11. Sugar 5:40

12. Windmills Of Your Mind 5:29

13. Overjoyed 4:26

14. Now's The Time/Outro 0:41



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