(Nov. 24, 1995)


I recall this was celebrating something like “World Music Day,” and this concert by the Boss Brass was Canada’s contribution to several international broadcasts (but maybe I am wrong – please let me know if this is the case!). To listen to any of the selections, click on the links.


1.      Don’t Get Around Much Any More (Duke Ellington)

Moe Koffman, alto sax; Ed Bickert, guitar

2.      The Back Beat (Horace Silver)

Rick Wilkins, tenor sax; David Restivo, piano; Kevin Turcott, trumpet

3.      Hawg Jawz (Clark Terry)

Steve McDade, trumpet; John Johnson, alto sax

4.      Jobim Medley – Once I Loved; If You Never Came to Me

Moe Koffman, alto flute; Guido Basso, flugelhorn

5.      This May Be Your Lucky Day (Rob McConnell)

Rick Wilkins, tenor sax; Ed Bickert, guitar; Alex Dean, tenor sax

6.      Medley – The Bad and the Beautiful; Robin (David Raksin; Rob McConnell)

Alastair Kay, trombone; Arnie Chycoski, trumpet, John Johnson, alto sax

7.      Stella by Starlight (Victor Young)

Guido Basso, trumpet; Ed Bickert, guitar; David Restivo, piano

8.      Crazy Rhythm (Irving Caesar, Joseph Meyer, & Roger Wolfe Kahn)

Jerry Johnson, Bob Livingston, Alastair Kay, Ernie Pattison, trombones

9.      The Touch of Your Lips (Ray Noble)

Rick Wilkins, arranger

10.  Medley – Back Home Again in Indiana/Donna Lee (Ballard MacDonald & James F. Hanley; Charlie Parker)

Moe Koffman, alto saxophone; Steve McDade, trumpet