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The CD features 9 original compositions by Jim Repa inspired by the sights and sounds of various places around the globe, including the Caribbean, South Africa, Brazil, France, Spain, and the trails of New Hampshire. It also includes special arrangements of the Rodgers and Hart classic "With a Song in My Heart," Lionel Bart's "Where Is Love?" from the musical "Oliver" and singer/songwriter Mili Bermejo's "Como Hacemos."

The Musicians

Jim RepaSoprano and alto saxophone, flute, alto flute, and piccolo 
Rick DiMuzio  Rick's web site... Tenor saxophone
Ken Cervenka  Ken's MySpace page... Trumpet and flugelhorn
John PierceTrombone
Doug JohnsonPiano
Keala KaumeheiwaBass
Steve Langone  Steve's web site... Drums and percussion
John Baboian  John's MySpace page... Guitar (on "A Sunny Day in Nyanga" and "Eastern Dreams")
Anita Quinto  Anita's MySpace page... Congas and percussion (on "Los Lagartos" and "March Mambo")
Bob SinicropeBass (on "Eastern Dreams")

 

The Tunes

 TitleComposerPlayers Notes
1Red Dot TrailJim Repa Jim Repa soprano sax - 1st solo
Rick DiMuzio tenor sax - 2nd solo
Doug Johnson piano - 3rd solo
Keala Kaumeheiwa bass
Steve Langone drums - last solo
"Red Dot Trail" begins our musical tour in 7/4 time. It is named after one of the trails on Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire.
2With a Song in My HeartRodgers and Hart Jim Repa alto flute - 1st solo
Doug Johnson piano
Keala Kaumeheiwa bass - 2nd solo
Steve Langone drums
This Rodgers and Hart classic is one of two standards on the CD.
3Los LagartosJim Repa Jim Repa alto sax and alto flute - 2nd solo
Ken Cervenka trumpet - 1st solo
Rick DiMuzio tenor sax
John Pierce trombone
Doug Johnson piano - 3rd solo
Keala Kaumeheiwa bass - 2nd solo
Steve Langone drums
Anita Quinto congas and percussion - last solo
Spanish for "The Lizards," "Los Lagartos" is a latinized version of a tune originally performed at the "Sept Lezards" jazz club in Paris..
4A Sunny Day in NyangaJim Repa Jim Repa soprano sax (last solo) and piccolo
Ken Cervenka trumpet - 2nd solo
Rick DiMuzio tenor sax - 4th solo
John Pierce trombone - 1st solo
Doug Johnson piano
Keala Kaumeheiwa bass
Steve Langone drums and percussion
John Baboian guitar - 3rd solo
Nyanga is a township near Cape Town. The tune was written following a 2008 trip to South Africa with Bob Sinicrope and John Baboian, and it tries to capture a little of the joy and enthusiasm of the young musicians we met there at a jazz workshop in a middle school.
5The Path We TakeJim Repa Jim Repa alto flute (2nd solo) and flute
Doug Johnson piano - 1st solo
Keala Kaumeheiwa bass
Steve Langone drums
This bluesy ballad gives the group a chance to slow down a bit.
6Como HacemosMili Bermejo Jim Repa soprano sax and alto sax - 1st solo
Rick DiMuzio tenor sax - 2nd solo
John Pierce trombone
Doug Johnson piano
Keala Kaumeheiwa bass
Steve Langone drums and percussion
"Como Hacemos" was written by singer, composer and teacher Mili Bermejo, and its title translates as "How We Are Doing." This is our instrumental arrangement of the tune, arranged for a Cinco de Majo performance by the "World Leaders" at Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge, MA.
7MonkfishJim Repa Jim Repa alto sax - 2nd solo
Rick DiMuzio tenor sax - 1st solo
Doug Johnson piano
Keala Kaumeheiwa bass - 3rd solo
Steve Langone drums
"Monkfish" pays homage to Thelonious Monk, and its name comes from a strange-looking ocean fish.
8Pyrenees NocturneJim Repa Jim Repa soprano sax - last solo
Doug Johnson piano - 2nd solo
Keala Kaumeheiwa bass - 1st solo
Steve Langone drums
This Spanish-tinged piece is in 5/4 time.
9Different StepsJim Repa Jim Repa alto flute and flute - 2nd solo
Ken Cervenka flugelhorn - 1st solo
Doug Johnson piano
Keala Kaumeheiwa bass - last solo
Steve Langone drums
"Different Steps" is a bossa nova based on a variation of the chord changes from John Coltrane's "Giant Steps."
10Eastern DreamsJim Repa Jim Repa soprano sax (1st solo), flute and finger cymbals
Rick DiMuzio tenor sax - 3rd solo
Doug Johnson piano
Bob Sinicrope bass
John Baboian guitar - 2nd solo
Steve Langone drums and gong
Written for a concert at the 2008 South African Jazz Educator's Conference in Cape Town, the title, "Eastern Dreams," reflected the conference's theme "Africa and the Middle East."
11March MamboJim Repa Jim Repa alto sax and flute - 2nd solo
Ken Cervenka trumpet - 3rd solo
Rick DiMuzio tenor sax - 1st solo
John Pierce trombone
Doug Johnson piano
Keala Kaumeheiwa bass
Steve Langone drums - last solo, alternates with Anita
Anita Quinto congas and percussion - last solo, alternates with Steve
Here is our mambo for the month of March. We hope you'll enjoy it all year round.
12Where Is Love?Lionel Bart Jim Repa alto sax
Doug Johnson piano
This standard from the musical "Oliver" is performed as a piano/sax duo. We think it is the first time anyone has played it in 11/8 time.

 

Producing the CD

Recorded at PBS Studio, Westwood, Massachusetts
Peter Kontrimas, engineer

Produced by  Jim Repa and Mark Snyder  Mark's web site...

Graphic design by  Frances Scanlon

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