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The 18 piece Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine, a 34 year fixture on the San Diego, CA. jazz scene, voted Best Big Band in San Diego. This 4th CD of this great band features guest artists Wayne Bergeron, Eric Marienthal, Bernie Dresel, Bill Cantos, Dean Brown and Gilbert Castellanos and stellar compositions by Alan Baylock, Chris Braymen, Rob Vuono Jr, Mike Crotty, Peter Herbolzheimer, Bill Cantos, Ray Brown, Tom Garling and Maynard Ferguson. Two highlight tracks on this CD are a previously unrecorded and newly discovered composition by the late Maynard Ferguson entitled, "Glory Glory" featuring the trumpet of MF alum, Wayne Bergeron and a previously unrecorded composition in North America by the late Peter Herbolzheimer, entitled Sally "O" featuring saxophonist Eric Marienthal.


1. Perdido 6:24
2. American Gothic (feat. Steve Steinberg) 6:01
3. Some Other Time (feat. Janet Hammer) 4:50
4. The Salt Shaker (feat. Dean Brown & Bernie Dresel) 9:16
5. Go 'way Moon (feat. Bill Cantos, Janet Hammer, &  Nathan Fry) 5:04
6. Four On Six (feat. Dean Brown) 7:51
7. Sally "O" (feat. Eric Marienthal) 6:41
8. That Old Black Magic (feat. Nathan Fry) 4:56
9. The Epitome of the Ballad 3:48
10. Softly as in a Morning Sunrise (feat. Gilbert Castellanos) 7:27
11. When the Sun Comes Out (feat. Janet Hammer) 5:09
12. Glory, Glory (feat. Wayne Bergeron) 6:53

Featuring: Wayne Bergeron, Dean Brown, Bill Cantos, Gilbert Castellanos, Bernie Dresel, Eric Marienthal

Saxophones: Dick McGuane, Glenn Richardson, Tyler Richardson, Steve Steinberg, David Castel De Oro,

Ross Rizzo, Jr. 

Trumpets: Randy Aviles, Mark Nicholson, Les Kepics,

John Reynolds, Ella Steinberg

Trombones: Gary Bucher, David Murray, David Barnard, Todd Jobin, Jordan Morita, Tim Hall

Piano: Steve Sibley

Bass: Lance Jeppesen

Drums: Charlie "Stix" McGhee

Vocals: Janet Hammer, Nathan Fry

  • Perdido0:37
  • American Gothic0:30
  • Some Other Time (Featuring Janet Hammer)0:42
  • The Salt Shaker0:43
  • Go 'Way Moon (Featuring Nathan Fry, Janet Hammer)0:47
  • Four On Six0:34
  • Sally "O" 0:34
  • That Old Black Magic (Featuring Nathan Fry)0:38
  • The Epitome Of The Ballad0:41
  • Softly As In A Morning Sunrise0:48
  • When The Sun Comes Out (Featuring Janet Hammer)0:37
  • Glory, Glory0:42

It's About Time

Big Band Jazz Machine 

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