Ira Liss is one of those special folks who keeps the big band idiom alive and moving forward. It is no easy feat to sustain a big band and create a forum for the music. I truly enjoy working with Ira and his band, and am honored to have the band record one of my compositions.
- Bob Mintzer
Year Released: 2018
Tall Man Productions
Special thanks to Bob Mintzer, Dean Brown, Eric Marienthal and Holly Hofmann for their artistry and true friendship, to my wife Ava, whose love, support and creative honesty has inspired me to do what makes me happiest. To the band, thank you for your combined talent to create great music and believing in my vision. Janet Hammer, your vocal style graces this band like no other. Robert Cartwright you have taught me so much and collaborating
with you has been indeed a highlight of my musical life. I would like to dedicate this CD to the all the music educators I know, both past and present, whom all have greatly influenced my work in becoming a strong proponent of this undying art form known as
Big Band Jazz.