Five years on from the release of his ‘Summer Horns’ project that featured Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot, Dave Koz is demonstrating that this was no flash in the pan. ‘Summer Horns II From A to Z’, that hit the streets June 22 on Concord Records, is a stunning set of eleven timeless tunes for which Koz is joined by returnees Albright and Elliot plus new additions trumpeter Rick Braun and trombone player and vocalist Aubrey Logan. Not only that, Dave has enlisted the input of a who’s who of arrangers including the legendary Tom Scott, Greg Adams and the GRAMMY award winning Gordon Goodwin.
Showcasing the collection was ‘This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)’ that was a top ten hit for Natalie Cole in 1975 and now, hot on its heels, comes the Crusaders 1976 classic ‘Keep That Same Old Feeling’.
For those who let this one slip through their musical net ‘Summer Horns II From A to Z’ is amust for those who grew up listening to bands such as Tower of Power and retain a hankering for the ‘horn-centric’ blockbusters of their youth.