Richard Niles' BANDZILLA

BANDZILLA RISES (Bandzilla Records)

Composer Richard Niles has led BANDZILLA since 1985, when he arranged Grace Jones’ “Slave To the Rhythm”. “Blue Movies” was released 1987 when they performed for 10 weeks on British TV. They have recorded and performed with Paul McCartney, James Brown, Ray Charles, Jane Monheit, Kylie Minogue, Westlife, Pet Shop Boys, Michael McDonald and Deniece Williams “sounds great – you are the one and only you!” Pat Metheny. “An unparalleled jazz event. Niles, a true original, has found a very cool new way to treat the big band.” “Great production, conception and playing!” Randy Brecker “A Masterpiece!” Danny Gottlieb

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Personnel

Producer/Composer/Arranger/Guitar/Vocals: Richard Niles,
Trumpet & Vocals: Randy Brecker,
Vocal: Leo Sayer,
Trumpet/Fluglehorn: John Thirkell
Alto Sax solos: Nigel Hitchcock
Alto & Tenor Saxophones & Clarinets: Ed Barker
Baritone Sax: Tini Thomsen
Trombones: Mark Nightingale
Flutes: Adam Kaplan
Keyboards: Steve Hamilton, Alexander Niles, The Goat
Bass: Garrett Wolfe
Drums: Ian Palmer
Percussion: Kurt Hamernik
Vibraphone & Marimba: James Beauton
Additional Baritone Sax & percussion: Michael Parlett
Vocalists: Kim Chandler, Clarice Assad, Baskerville Jones, Lamont Dozier Jr., Julia Zuzanna Sokolowska, Daisy Chute, Paola Vera

Track Listing

  1. Bandzilla Rises!!!
  2. Live As One
  3. You Can’t Get There From Here
  4. L.A. Existential
  5. This World Is Mine
  6. Compassion’s in Fashion
  7. Stone Jungle
  8. The 5th Elephant
  9. The Alligator From West 15th
  10. Love Don’t Mean A Thing
  11. Welcome To My World
  12. Talkin’ In Whispers
  13. Tip For A Toreador
  14. Why Is This World So Strange?

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