BABE CLARKE - Baritone Sax - Arthur “Babe” Clarke aside from this session played on other sessions of noted artists during the sixties and seventies. He recorded with
Cannonball Adderley, Hubert Lawes, Grover Washington, Jr. George Benson and Mel Torme
VICTOR PAZ – Trumpet - Victor was a regular member of numerous Lionel Hampton recording sessions throughout his recording career. In addition he is credited playing
with or recording for: Buddy Rich, The Funk Jazz Brothers, Deodato, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Astrud Gilberto, Bob James, Eddie Kendricks, Eric Gale, Tito Puente.
MEL DAVIS – Trumpet - Mel Davis was a multi-talented musician and arranger, best known for his trumpet playing. In addition to trumpet, he played piano, violin, drums,
tuba, bass, accordion and ocarina as well as being one of the original and long-time Sesame Street band-members, where he stayed for seventeen years. Davis also
appeared on the "Tonight Show" with Doc Severinsen.
IRVIN MARKOWITZ – Trumpet - Irvin "Marky" Markowitz played early in his career in a number of big bands, including those of Charlie Spivak, Jimmy Dorsey, Boyd
Raeburn, and Woody Herman. He worked primarily as a studio musician during the 1960s. Marky was a "first call" trumpeter for many top artists of the 1960s, 1970s,
and 1980s, including Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, the Young Rascals, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Dionne Warwick.
DOMINICK ALOI - Trumpet - Most notable for work with Ray Barretto, Aloi was also a “A List” NYC session player throughout the 1960's and the 1970's and on into the
SANTO "SONNY" RUSSO – Trombone - Santo "Sonny" Russo grew up in a musical family; both his father and grandfather were professional horn players. He started out
with Buddy Morrow in 1947, and then played Art Mooney, Tito Puente, Buddy Rich, Neal, Jimmy Dorsey and Tommy Dorsey and Maynard Ferguson (1956). From 1967 to
1973 he was a member of The Tonight Show orchestra
WARREN COVINGTON – Trombone - Warren Covington played early on with Isham Jones, then with Les Brown Gene Krupa. Later on he became a staff musician for CBS
radio for two stints. After Tommy Dorsey died suddenly the Tommy Dorsey estate approached Covington to form a new Tommy Dorsey band, which he led
PAUL FAULISE – Bass Trombone - Paul Faulise first became known to jazz audiences for his work with Kai Winding's trombone septet but can also be heard on the
recordings of such jazz luminaries as Cannonball Adderley, Oscar Peterson, Art Farmer, Jimmy Smith, Quincy Jones, and Benny Goodman. His discography includes Freddie
Hubbard, Maynard Ferguson, Sarah Vaughan, Charles Mingus, Donny Hathaway, Deodato, George Benson, Quincy Jones, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King,
Judy Collins, Chaka Khan and Jimmy Smith .
WAYNE ANDRE – Trombone - He played with Charlie Spivak in the early 1950s before spending some time in the U.S. Air Force. In 1955 he joined the Sauter-Finegan
Orchestra, and in 1956 played with Woody Herman. From 1956 to 1958 he played with Kai Winding and attended the Manhattan School of Music. His solos may be heard
on such albums as Liza Minnelli's "More Than You Know" on Liza with a Z, Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run and "BlueTurk" on Alice Cooper's School's Out album
FRANK OWENS – Piano - Frank Owens played on Bob Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited", which launched a successful career as a session player. He recorded with Tony
Orlando & Dawn, Neil Sedaka, David Clayton-Thomas, Jackie Wilson, Teresa Brewer and Elton John.
AL CAIOLA- Guitar - Al Caiola is a guitarist who played jazz, country, rock, western, and pop music. He has been both a studio musician and stage performer. Caiola has
recorded over fifty albums and worked with some of t he biggest stars of the 20
century, including Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Mitch Miller, and Tony Bennett.
REUBENS BASSINI – Percussion - Bassini was a percussionist, who played bongos and congas above all. He also played with Judy Collins, João Gilberto, Sérgio Mendes,
Chuck Mangione, Dom Salvador, Carly Simon, Spyro Gyra, Eumir Deodato and Dave Grusin.
JIMMY JOHNSON JR – Drums - Drummer Jimmy Johnson, because of his diversity was able to play on a broad variety of sessions including: Albert King, Big Mama
Thornton, Bo Diddley, Bobbi Humphrey, Carly Simon, Duke Ellington, Garland Jeffries, George Benson, Grady Tate, Jimmy Smith, Mongo Santamaria, Marlena Shaw,
Quincy Jones, Ray Bryant, Shirley Scott, Sonny Stitt, Sun Ra and Yusef Lateef
MILT HINTON – Bass - Milt “The Judge” Hinton was regarded as the Dean of jazz bass players. In l936, Milt joined Cab He was also featured on numerous recordings
accompanying Benny Carter, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Coleman Hawkins, Billie Holiday, Ethel Waters, and Teddy Wilson - to name just a few. Most of these
sessions have become jazz classics. Milt has played with virtually every jazz and popular artist from Ellington, Coltrane and the Marsalis Brothers to Streisand, Midler and