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Yesterdays & Today

  1. Blues At Drury
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  2. Beautiful Love
  3. Yesterdays
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  4. ASAP
  5. You Don't Know What Love Is
  6. Festival
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  7. My Foolish Heart
  8. Milton's Blues
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  9. Forgotten Thoughts
  10. Days of Wine and Roses
  11. Just a Skosh
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JIM WIDNER BIG BAND PERSONNEL

Yesterdays & Today 

Alto Saxes – Kim Richmond, lead, flute -  Kim Park, flute

Tenor Saxes – Bill Perkins,flute - Rick DiMuzio, flute

Bari Sax – Jon Stone, Bass Clarinet

Trumpets – John Harner, Mike Vax, Clay Jenkins, Dave Scott

Rick Stitzel on tracks 7,8,& 9

Tijuana Julian on tracks 3 & 7

Trombones – Paul McKee, Bruce Paulson, Ron Anson, Eric Swanson – Bass,

Mike Suter, Bass

Rhythm Section – Ray Kennedy, piano – Brian Harman, guitar – Gary Hobbs, drums –

Jim Widner, bass – Kris Berg, bass on tracks 4,5,6,& 9

Body and soul

Body and Soul

  1. Lucy's Revenge
  2. Yours is My Heart Alone
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  3. Embraceable You
  4. Body and Soul 
  5. Continues Obscurity 
  6. You've Changed 
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  7. Overdrive 
  8. Slim Jim
  9. Theme From Ice Castles 
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  10. Caravan
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Body & Soul


Alto Saxes – Kim Richmond,lead, flute – Kim Park – Flute

Tenor Saxes – Bill Perkins, Rick DiMuzio

Bari – Jon Stone

Trumpets – John Harner, Mike Vax, Clay Jenkins, Dave Scott

Rick Stitzel on track 2

Tijuana Julian on Tracks 1 & 9, flugelhorn on tracks 5 & 6

Trombones – Conrad Herwig, Bob Burgess, Ron Anson, John Wasson, Bass

Rhythm Section – Ray Kennedy, piano - Sean Hennessy, guitar

Gary Hobbs, drums – Jim Widner bass, Kris Berg, bass on tracks 5,6,& 7 

Rides Again

Rides Again

  1. Little Gus
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  2. Alright Okay
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  3. The Meaning of the Blues
  4. Big Sur
  5. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
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  6. Trump Card Suite I
  7. Trump Card Suite II
  8. Mood Indigo
  9. Out Of Nowhere
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  10. Rhythm-A-Ning

 

 

 

“Live”, The Jim Widner Big Band Rides Again


Alto Saxes – Kim Richmond,lead, flute - Dave Pietro, flute

Tenor Saxes, Rick DiMuzio,flute Bill Perkins, flute

Bari – Jon Stone, bass clarinet

Trumpets – John Harner, Mike Vax, Clay Jenkins, Dave Scott, Rick Stitzel,

Tijuana Julian

Trombones – Paul McKee, Brett Stamps, Ron Anson, Douglas Purviance, Bass

Rhythm Section – Reggie Thomas, piano – Gary Hobbs, drums –

Rich Stitzel, auxillary percussion- Brian Harman, guitar – Jim Widner, bass 
 
 

flyin high

Flying High

  1. Juba
  2. Urgency
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  3. Everything Happens to Me
  4. Forgotten Dreams
  5. Emily (Theme From The Americanization of Emily)
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  6. Seven On Charlie
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  7. Why Should I Care
  8. Big Pocket
  9. Last Night When We Were Young
  10. Cherokee
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Flying High

Alto Saxes – Kim Richmond, flute, clarinet – Dave Pietro, flute

Tenor Saxes – Bill Perkins, flute -  Pete Gallio, flute

Bari Sax – Jon Stone

Trumpets – John Harner, Mike Vax, Clay Jenkins, Dave Scott,

Rick Stitzel & Tijuana Julian

Trombones – Brett Stamps, Paul McKee, David Stamps, Eric Swanson,

Corey Fritz (Track 4)

Rhythm section – Phil DeGreg, piano- Gary Hobbs, drums – Rick Haydon, guitar –

Jim Widner, bass 

out of this world cd

Out of This World

  1. Out Of This World
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  2. Alone Together
  3. Embrace
  4. You Must Believe In Spring
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  5. Time After Time
  6. Horizon Under
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  7. When You're Smiling
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  8. I Can't Get Started
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  9. Poetry

 

 

 

Out of This World

Alto saxes: Kim Richmond (lead) - Dave Pietro* - Wayne Delano***

Tenor Saxes:
Pete Gallio - Mary Fettig* - Chip McNeill***

Bari Sax:
Jon Stone* - Gary Anderson***

Trombones:
Brett Stamps (lead)* - Paul McKee* - Dave Stamps* - Cody Henry** - Scott Whitfield (lead)*** - Pete Madsen***

Bass Trombone:
Tom Matta* - Matt Hoormann***

Trumpets:
John Harner (lead) - Mike Vax - Clay Jenkins* - Dave Scott - Tijuana Julian**** - Allen Beeson*** - Andy Tichnor***

Piano:
Chip Stephens* - Ken Kehner***
Bass: Jim Widner
Drums: Gary Hobbs
Guitar: Bob Borgtede

*Tracks 1,2,3,5,6,9  **Tracks 1,2,4,7,8 ***Tracks 4,7,8 ****Tracks 6,9



out of this world cd

And The Beat Goes On

  1. Begin The Beguine
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  2. Everytime We Say Goodbye
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  3. Pennies From Heaven
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  4. Smile
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  5. Terrestris
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  6. The Queen Of Mean
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  7. What A Wonderful World
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  8. The Beat Goes On
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And The Beat Goes On

 

Begin The Beguine 3:48 (Cole Porter) WB Music Corp. Arr. by Bill Holman Soloists: John Harner - Trumpet; Stan Harper - Tenor Sax

Everytime We Say Goodbye 5:50 (Cole Porter) Chappell & Co. Arr. by Kim Richmond Soloist: Davey Scott - Trumpet

Pennies From Heaven 5:54 (A. Johnston / J. Burke) Chappell & Co. Arr. by Scott Whitfield Soloists: Scott Whitfield - Trombone/Vocals; Kim Richmond - Alto Sax; Gary Hobbs - Drums

Smile 4:20 (Chaplin/Turner/Parsons) Bourne Co. Soloists: Chip McNeill - Tenor Sax; Ken Kehner - Piano

Terrestris 8:59 (Tom Harrell) Influx Music Arr. by: Larry Panella / Soloists: Ken Kehner - Piano; Dave Pietro - Alto Sax; Rod Fleeman - Guitar; Chip McNeill - Tenor Sax; Gary Hobbs - Drums

Willow Weep For Me 4:30 (Ann Ronell) Bourne Co. Arr. by: Kim Richmond Soloist: Kim Richmond - Alto Sax

The Queen Of Mean 7:55 (Brett Stamps) Brett Stamps Music Arr. by: Brett Stamps Soloists: Brett Stamps - Trombone: Rod Fleeman - Guitar; Daave Pietro - Alto Sax

What A Wonderful World 6:21 (Rover Theilo / George David Wiess) Larry Spier Music LLC OBO Abilene Music LLC / Quartet Music Inc. / Range Road Music, Inc Arr. by: Bob Secor / Soloists: Mike Vax - Trumpet; Dave Pietro - Alto Sax

The Beat Goes On 5:04 ( Sonny Bono) Mechanical Copyright Protection Society, Ltd. / Wixen Music Publishing OBO Chris-Marc Music Arr. by: Alan Baylock Soloists: Chip McNeill - Tenor Sax; Hermon Mehari - Trumpet; John Harner - Lead Trumpet; Scott Whitfield, - Lead Trombone

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