Ken Wiley - horn, Chuck Findley and Gary Grant - flugelhorn and trumpet, Dan Higgins - flute, alto flute, vocals, Bob Sheppard - mouthpiece, reeds, soprano and tenor sax, Mike Miller - acoustic guitar, strings, Wally Minko - piano, Trey Henry - electric and acoustic bass, Kendall Kay - cymbals, drums, sticks, Luis Conte - cymbals, percussion
*Little Sunflower - Freddie Hubbard
*Bag's Groove - Milt Jackson
*All Blues - Miles Davis
*Scrapple From The Apple - Charlie Parker
*Freddie Freeloader - Miles Davis
*Sonnymoon For Two - Sonny Rollins
*Corcovado - Antonio Carlos Jobim
*Equinox - John Coltrane
*Morning - Clare Fischer
*Oleo - Sonny Rollins
*Freedom Jazz Dance - Eddie Harris
This is Wiley's first acoustic jazz CD release. It is a collection of 11 classic jazz standards and has a sound reminiscent of the finest classic Jazz recordings with a fresh, modern approach.
Not usually at the forefront on most compositions, in the hands of Ken Wiley, the French Horn takes its rightful place as a lead instrument with its voice-like timbre and emotional nuance. Wiley captures the essence of the original compositions, but these versions by Wiley are set apart by his unique interpretations, arrangements and world class French Horn performance.
-- From the Album Notes