The Peter Hand Big Band


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Peter Hand Big Band
Hand Painted Dream

The deftly titled Hand Painted Dream is the culmination of guitarist / arranger / leader Peter Hand’s work with some of the best musicians anywhere and whose collective efforts have produced an extraordinary testament to the best in modern big band music. With the supremely talented Camille Thurman contributing a track each on saxophone and vocals, the ensemble can easily be considered an “all-star” group, with trumpeters Eddie Allen & Valery Ponomarev, saxophonists, Don Braden, Bruce Williams, trombonist James Burton III and a dream rhythm section of James Weidman, Harvie S, Steve Johns and Hand himself. The resulting band is at once bold & beautiful, swinging & suave while consistently playing the imaginative arrangements with extraordinarily nuanced musicianship.

PETER HAND, leader, guitar, arranger

SAXES: Jay Brandford • Bruce Williams • Don Braden • Ralph Lalama • Kenny Berger
TRUMPETS: Kevin Bryan • Eddie Allen • Valery Ponomarev • John Bailey
TROMBONES: John Mosca • Sam Burtis • James Burton III
RHYTHM SECTION: James Weidman • Harvie S • Steve Johns
FEATURING: Camille Thurman, vocal track 3, saxophone track 5 • The Secret String Quartet

TRACKS: Yardbird Suite • Island of the Heart • If You Could See Me Now • Berkshire Blues • Calypsiana • Hand Painted Dream • Braziliam Emerald • Once Upon a Time • Mr. P.C. / Cousin Mary

 Yardbird Suite

 If You Could See Me Now

 Brazilian Emerald

 Mr. P.C. / Cousin Mary

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