A debut album for the original compositions of six highly talented young jazz composer/arrangers, "Coloring Outside the Lines" showcases five originals and three compelling arrangements of tunes by Keith Jarrett, Wayne Shorter and Kenny Wheeler. These six jazz writers also display their outstanding improvisational skills along with virtually every member of this tight, swinging big band. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Jazz Ensemble's previous CD was given five stars and voted by Down Beat Magazine as one of the BEST CDs OF THE 90s (see Down Beat, January 2000).
"Powerful suite of assets
fiery enthusiasm and swinging elegance
A total gas!"
Herb Wong, Jazz Educators Journal.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Jazz Ensemble:
Saxophones: Dan Philippus, Rob Stone, Doug Wright, Matt Taylor, Steve Dawson
Trumpets: Tom DeLibero, Tom Ehlen, Jason Colby, Chris Chapman, Danny Pass, Chris Ecklund
Trombones: Dave Philippus, Nathan Tanouye, Kres Franzen, Ben Nollola, Dan Ulrich
Rhythm: Rachel Eckroth, piano; Rich Taylor, guitar; Kevin Thomas, bass; Chris Benham, drums; Orlando Santos, percussion
Rocky Winslow, director