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New Frontiers

The DeFade Family
Release Date: 11/05/2021

  1. Soul Searchin’ (4:36)
  1. Dad (5:13)
  1. RH Thursday (5:02)
  1. Ride For Freedom (3:25)
  1. For Max (5:02)
  1. Madrid (3:44)
  1. Just One Of Those Nights (4:34)
  1. Moon River (3:40)
  1. Tell Me Again (5:02)
  1. New Frontiers (4:15)
  1. Almost Like Being In Love (3:33)
  1. Waltz for Mourning Grandchildren (4:42)

 

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New Frontiers — The DeFade Family

The DeFade family is synonymous with Jazz in Pittsburgh and four generations of DeFade’s celebrate their legacy with a new album release. With Ray A. DeFade and Eric DeFade on saxophones, Ray DeFade on drums, Anton DeFade on bass, Dorette, Kelley and Kiela DeFade on vocals, that deep family history is revealed. The DeFade Family are accompanied by a big band for seven of the tracks to showcase the big band arrangements of Ray A. DeFade. And nine of the tracks are original compositions by members of the DeFade family. You will hear this family’s spirit as they commemorate the past, present and future of Jazz.

Musicians:

Ray A. DeFade – Alto Saxophone

Jason Kush – Alto Saxophone (tracks 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12)

Eric DeFade – Flute, Soprano and Tenor Saxophones

Rich Matt – Tenor Saxophone (tracks 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12)

Joe Scheller – Baritone Saxophone (tracks 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12)

Joe Herndon – Trumpet (tracks 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12)

Dave Wingenbach – Trumpet (tracks 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12)

Steve McKnight – Trumpet (tracks 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12)

JD Chasson – Trumpet (tracks 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12)

Jeff Bush – Trombone (tracks 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12)

Kevin McManus – Trombone (tracks 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12)

Bob Matchett – Trombone (tracks 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12)

Chris Carson – Bass Trombone (tracks 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12)

David Budway – Piano (tracks 2, 6, 9)

Antonio Croes – Piano (tracks 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12)

Max Leake – Piano (tracks 5, 11)

Anton DeFade – Bass

Ray DeFade – Drums

Dorette DeFade – Vocals (track 11)

Kelley DeFade – Vocals (track 8)

Kiela DeFade – Vocals (track 8)

 

Producer – Marty Ashby

Associate Producer – Renée Govanucci

Recording Engineer –Jay Dudt

Mixing Engineer – Jay Dudt

Mastering Engineer – Jay Dudt

Cover Art and Design – Jeff O.Brien Myers

Layout – Jim Manly at Red Caiman Media

 

Recorded at Audible Images by MCG Jazz™ at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild™, Pittsburgh, PA, June 17, November 21, 2019, February 15, 2020.