The big band
The Saint Louis Big Band conducted by Antonio Solimene it is an orchestral formation that fully respects the classical structure of the big band: 5 Sax, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, Rhythmics (piano, guitar, bass and drums) and 1 voice.
The repertoire of the ensemble, of a jazz type, touches most of the expressions and changes that have characterized African-American music since the beginning of the last century, proposing some of the most beautiful pages of orchestral jazz literature, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie. The elaborations of contemporary arrangers of the American area, Sammy Nestico, Don Sebesky and Bob Mintzer, are privileged.
After about a year of life, the first CD of the Saint Louis Big Band of Saint Louis College of Music, entitled "Live in the studio" has finally arrived, 11 songs that try to photograph the stylistic characteristics of the repertoire, from swing to Latin passing through the funky.
The main objective was to communicate the energy that comes out during the live performances of this formation. It is no coincidence that it was decided to record live, all together, hence the name "Live in the studio".