"BROADWAY", the New CD by the
East Hill Classic Jazz Band

featuring Brian Earle, Doug Robinson, Steve Brown, London McDaniels,
Drew Frech and Johnny Russo!

1.   Swingin’ the Broadway Blues   3:23     LISTEN
                                                        [recorded 2015]   (Russo/Robinson/Earle/McDaniels)

2.   You’d Be So Easy to Love   3:19     LISTEN
                                            [recorded 2015]   (Cole Porter 1934, from “Anything Goes”)
3.   Let’s Do It Let’s Fall in Love 4:10    LISTEN
                                                           [recorded 2015]   (Cole Porter 1928, from “Paris”)

4.   Just One of Those Things   4:36      LISTEN
                                                        [recorded 2005]   (Cole Porter 1935, from “Jubilee”)

5.   All the Things You Are    3:20     LISTEN
                                                                             [elements recorded 2009 & 2015]
                                                     (Kern/Hammerstein 1939, from “Very Warm for May”)

6.   Getting to Know You    4:27                       
                            [recorded 2007]   (Rodgers/Hammerstein 1951, from “The King and I”)

7.   Cabaret   2:49       LISTEN
                                                    [recorded 1996]   (Kander/Webb 1966, from “Cabaret”)

8.   “Pal Joey” Medley    6:05     LISTEN
                                                   [recorded 2002]   (Rodgers/Hart 1940, from “Pal Joey”)

9.   Night and Day   3:13
                                            [recorded 1996] (Cole Porter 1932, from “The Gay Divorce”)

10. I Have Dreamed   4:19    LISTEN
                           [recorded 2007]   (Rodgers/Hammerstein 1951, from “The King and I”)

11. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)   4:02
                                                                        [recorded 2005]   (Bricusse/Newley 1964,
                                            from “The Roar of the Greasepaint–The Smell of the Crowd”)

12. Hello Dolly!    2:38
                                             [recorded 1996]   (Jerry Herman 1963, from “Hello Dolly!”)

13. Lot of Livin’ to Do    3:21   LISTEN
                                          [recorded 2002] (Adams/Strouse 1960, from “Bye Bye Birdie”)

14. The Man I Love    2:36
                                    [recorded 1996] (Gershwin/Gershwin 1924, from “Lady Be Good”)

15. Broadway Safari      2:23
                                                             [recorded 2015] (Russo/McDaniels, 2015)

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Johnny Russo (Leader)
                   Vocals:   All tracks except 5, 9 &14;  
                    Piano:  Tracks 7, 9, 12 &14;
                    Trumpet and/or Trombone:   All tracks except 2 & 5
Doug Robinson
                   Vocals: Tracks 1, 2, 5 &13 ;   Guitars: All tracks;  
                   Electric or Upright Bass:   All tracks.
                   Drums and Percussion: Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8,10,11&13
Brian Earle
                   Vocals: Tracks 1 & 2;   Clarinet:  Tracks 1,2 & 5
London McDaniels
                    Vocals: Tracks 1 & 15;   Rhythm Guitar & Guitar Solo:  Trk 1
Steve Brown
                     Backing Guitar & Guitar Solo:   Track 3
Mike Dowling
                     Backing Dobro & Dobro Solo:   Track 4
Ray Hellmer
                     Drums: Tracks 7, 9, 12, & 14
Drew Frech
                     Rhythm Banjo:   Track 4


Produced by Doug Robinson
Arrangements by Johnny Russo and Doug Robinson

Trks 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,10,11,13,& 15 recorded, mixed & mastered by Doug Robinson
      at the Watershed Arts Studio, 2002-2015.
Tracks 7,9,12 &14 recorded and mixed in 1996 at REP Studios,
      engineered by Jeff Westerman, mixed by Jeff and Doug.
Cover art conceived and developed by Johnny Russo using
      several elements painted by Christopher Russo.



A note from the Producer:                                                                                                                

   This CD is a collection of some of our favorite Broadway Show Tunes. It's a fitting tribute to the music we love
and to the 30 years that Johnny Russo, Brian Earle, London McDaniels, Drew Frech, Steve Brown and I have
worked together in the East Hill Classic Jazz Band under Johnny’s masterful direction. It was only as the CD
began to take shape that we realized that this collection also represented some of the best music we ever captured
in the recording studio. 

    So, to us, this CD is a tribute on many levels:  to our band, which, at 30+ years, has endured longer than most; 
to our many colleagues who contributed so much to the musical vibrany of our enterprise;  and to the songs
themselves, which have been a source of constant inspiration and joy.

   FYI several of the cuts on the CD were recorded earlier in the band’s 30-year history and several were recorded
this Spring especially for this project.   All were re-mastered for this CD.

                                                                                      - Doug Robinson,  Ithaca NY August 2015

A note from the band leader:                                                                                         

   Over the past three decades, numerous musicians have had the exciting experience of performing
and recording with the East Hill Classic Jazz Band. Many of these excellent musicians have now passed on
and we miss them: Wally Thirll (bass), Pat Cosimo (guitar), Ray Helmer (drums), Ellis ’Doc’ Johnson (guitar),
Bernie Milton (vocals), Harold Cook (trumpet), Bernie Upson (bass), Suzanne Stewart (vocals),
Dave Remington (piano), and Speigle Wilcox (trombone).
    Others, including guitarist/bassist/singer London McDaniels, help carry forward the band's decades-long
success in Central New York at venues ranging from the Ithaca Farmers Market to elegant Cornell galas and
Fraternity/Sorority socials to senior homes, five-star Geneva On The Lake and the public concert series at
Taughannock Falls State Park. They've also been invited to perform at the National Women's Hall of Fame
and, most notably, at Carnegie Hall as the only private Ithaca group to ever be invited to perform there.