Piano with Orchestra
Portfolio provides a collection of standards and contemporary songs, all treated with a warm jazz styling. This rich blend of ensemble work features pianist EdVodicka and includes a thirty-two piece all-star orchestra and strong solo performances by some highly regarded "friends" in the entertainment industry.
This is a re-recording of Ed's audio-only recording from 1987, this version produced especially for the player-piano market. It was recorded with an all-star orchestra at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, and features Jim Hughart on bass, Enzo Todesco on drums, and the stellar solo work of Don Shelton and Rusty Higgins on alto saxes, Andy Martin on trombone, and Nolan Shaheed on trumpet.
Here is an except from Nick Perito's original liner notes:
. . . You will get the feeling they are "talking to you" -- delivering a soulful and personal message. What a delight! I'm happy this kind of music is still alive and well and thriving in the hands of these talented musicians.
So do yourself a favor. Get comfortable . . . kick back . . . and listen to the musical magic of Ed Vodicka, his piano and orchestra.