MUSIC CONTRACTOR – JOHN MILLER   ALTO SAX, FLUTE, CLARINET – TOM MURRAY   TENOR SAX, FLUTE, CLARINET – ED JOFFE   BARI SAX, BASS CLARINET – MARK THRASHER   TRUMPET 1 – TONY KADLECK   TRUMPET 2 – JEREMY MILOSCEWICZ   TROMBONE – NATE MAYLAND   BASS TROMBONE – CHRIS OLNESS   PIANO – ANDY EZRIN   BASS – TOM HUBBARD   DRUMS – RAY MARCHICA   BANJO – LARRY SALTZMAN   Arranged, Conducted, and Produced by Fred Barton Recorded and Mixed by Jim Czak 2nd Engineer and Mastering by Bill Moss Recorded January 17, 2014 at Nola Recording Studios, New York City. This was the last session ever held at the historic studio, at the close of its illustrious 75 years. Mixed and Mastered at Avatar Studios, New York City. Front cover photograph by Rick Stockwell. Back cover photograph by Michael Torpey. Designed at Play-It Productions, New York City (P) 2014 (C) Fred Barton Music
"Jesse Luttrell is a once-in-a-generation talent with a voice as expansive as his personality, and possessed of that rarest commodity: a true grasp, contemporary flair, and basic love for classic show music which so few of his age have, and which so few of any age are singing."   - Producer/Arranger Fred Barton  Jesse's 6-song CD-EP (Extended Play) was recorded with an eleven-piece band of Broadway's finest musicians, arranged and produced by Fred Barton, with John Miller as Musical Contractor.  Jesse Luttrell's recording session was the last ever held at the historic Nola Recording Studios, just before it closed in January, 2014 after a 75-year illustrious run.  The songs include "Hey There, Good Times," Cy Coleman's first-rate barnburner which brought down the house nightly in I LOVE MY WIFE (1977) and has rarely been performed or recorded since.  It was introduced on Broadway by John Miller – who coordinated the band for this new recording.  Jesse restores the rarely-performed verse to "Make Someone Happy" from Jule Styne's DO RE MI (1960) in a soaring swing arrangement.  Luttrell & Barton put a new super-fast swing spin on "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die," previously recorded by artists as varied as Frank Sinatra and Queen Latifah.  "Where's That Rainbow," Rodgers & Hart's song from PEGGY-ANN (1926) includes the verse and ranges from late-night club band to big-band swing.  Jerry Herman's showstopper "Two A Day" from PARADE is given its first complete recording since the original off-Broadway recording in 1960, and the first complete orchestral recording ever.  The CD ends with Jesse's signature closing number, Newley-Bricusse's "What Kind Of Fool Am I," (STOP THE WORLD, I WANT TO GET OFF, 1962) featuring sax and trumpet solos by Broadway pit stars Tom Murray and Tony Kadleck.
MUSIC CONTRACTOR – JOHN MILLER   ALTO SAX, FLUTE, CLARINET – TOM MURRAY   TENOR SAX, FLUTE, CLARINET – ED JOFFE   BARI SAX, BASS CLARINET – MARK THRASHER   TRUMPET 1 – TONY KADLECK   TRUMPET 2 – JEREMY MILOSCEWICZ   TROMBONE – NATE MAYLAND   BASS TROMBONE – CHRIS OLNESS   PIANO – ANDY EZRIN   BASS – TOM HUBBARD   DRUMS – RAY MARCHICA   BANJO – LARRY SALTZMAN   Arranged, Conducted, and Produced by Fred Barton Recorded and Mixed by Jim Czak 2nd Engineer and Mastering by Bill Moss Recorded January 17, 2014 at Nola Recording Studios, New York City. This was the last session ever held at the historic studio, at the close of its illustrious 75 years. Mixed and Mastered at Avatar Studios, New York City. Front cover photograph by Rick Stockwell. Back cover photograph by Michael Torpey. Designed at Play-It Productions, New York City (P) 2014 (C) Fred Barton Music
"Jesse Luttrell is a once-in-a-generation talent with a voice as expansive as his personality, and possessed of that rarest commodity: a true grasp, contemporary flair, and basic love for classic show music which so few of his age have, and which so few of any age are singing."   - Producer/Arranger Fred Barton  Jesse's 6-song CD-EP (Extended Play) was recorded with an eleven-piece band of Broadway's finest musicians, arranged and produced by Fred Barton, with John Miller as Musical Contractor.  Jesse Luttrell's recording session was the last ever held at the historic Nola Recording Studios, just before it closed in January, 2014 after a 75-year illustrious run.  The songs include "Hey There, Good Times," Cy Coleman's first-rate barnburner which brought down the house nightly in I LOVE MY WIFE (1977) and has rarely been performed or recorded since.  It was introduced on Broadway by John Miller – who coordinated the band for this new recording.  Jesse restores the rarely-performed verse to "Make Someone Happy" from Jule Styne's DO RE MI (1960) in a soaring swing arrangement.  Luttrell & Barton put a new super-fast swing spin on "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die," previously recorded by artists as varied as Frank Sinatra and Queen Latifah.  "Where's That Rainbow," Rodgers & Hart's song from PEGGY-ANN (1926) includes the verse and ranges from late-night club band to big-band swing.  Jerry Herman's showstopper "Two A Day" from PARADE is given its first complete recording since the original off-Broadway recording in 1960, and the first complete orchestral recording ever.  The CD ends with Jesse's signature closing number, Newley-Bricusse's "What Kind Of Fool Am I," (STOP THE WORLD, I WANT TO GET OFF, 1962) featuring sax and trumpet solos by Broadway pit stars Tom Murray and Tony Kadleck.