Borfeo said:Anyways, the one arranger I'm amazed has been omitted is Mark Freeh, I can't get enough of his work, he sticks so close to the original scorings, and can really make a band tick with his writing, a beautiful arranger.
Brian Bowen said:Turning the thread on its head: For a while I conducted a "British" brass band in New Jersey that was comprised of many competent jazzers. The problem there was getting them to play the standard band repertoire idiomatically (i.e. straight). Very frustratiing!