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Bobby Read Quartet 

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Stella By Starlight ~ I Love You ~ Bye Bye Blackbird ~ Autumn Leaves ~ Darn That Dream ~ Four ~ Desifinada ~

In his 30 years in music, Bobby has covered a lot of territory. A saxophone, woodwind and keyboard player with training from the New England Conservatory and a long-time performer, he has produced, engineered or played on more than 100 records. Early in his career, he was a member of the DC-based progressive rock band, However, and later joined the the eclectic 'chamber-folk' group Trapezoid. He played for many years at John D'earth's Thursday night jazz gig at Miller's in Charlottesville. He has produced and collaborated with numerous jazz, folk and rock musicians. Since 1993 he has recorded and toured as a member of the Bruce Hornsby Band. Bobby is on Hornsby's last four studio albums as well as the live 'Here Come the Noisemakers' cd, the recent 4 cd 'Intersections 1985-2005' set, as well as the 'Three Nights on the Town' DVD. He wrote and recorded the horn arrangements for two songs on Hornsby's most recent studio cd, 'Halcyon Days'.

In addition to original music for performance and recording projects, Bobby's composing history includes music for numerous dance and theater productions in the Washington, DC area, as well as soundtracks for the National Geographic Explorer television series.

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Monkfish is described by an early reviewer as "jazz fusion with intelligence and soul." The tunes range from retro funk to pensive ballads and explore many of the twisty sidestreets of jazz. Integral to the Monkfish sound is a group of great young players from Charlottesville and Richmond -- Sam Wilson and Jamal Millner on guitars, Curtis Fye on bass, Brian Caputo on drums and Daniel Clarke on Hammond organ, Clavinet and Fender Rhodes keyboards. Monkfish was recorded over two days at Read's studio, Small World Audio, near Charlottesville, Virginia.

Monkfish showcases Bobby's recent explorations with the wind controller, a synthesizer controller that you play like a saxophone. Bobby has been using the wind controller extensively on the last several Hornsby tours. The wind controller allows access to both the expressive possibilities of the saxophone and the expansive range of sounds available in electronic music.

Bobby Read Standards And Jazz Tunelist

A Child Is Born Thad Jones Ballad Ladybird Tad Dameron Swing
A Foggy Day Gershwin Swing Lazybird John Coltrane Jazz
Afro Blue M. Santamaria Jazz Like Someone In Love Van Huesen/Burk Swing/Latin
All Of You Cole Porter Swing Litha Chick Corea Jazz
Alfie B. Bacharach Ballad Little B's Poem Bobby Hutcherson Jazz Waltz
All Blues Miles Davis Jazz Waltz Long As You Know You're Living Yours Keith Jarrett Rock Ballad
All The Things You Are Hammerstein/Kern Swing/Latin Lullaby Of Birdland George Shearing Swing
Alone Together Swing/Latin Memories Of Tomorrow Keith Jarrett Latin
A Night In Tunisia Dizzy Gillespie Latin Jazz Misty Errol Garner Ballad
April In Paris Vernon Duke Swing Minority Gigi Gryce Jazz
As Time Goes By Herman Hupfold Ballad Moments Notice John Coltrane Jazz
Autumn In New York Vernon Duke Ballad Moon River Mancini Jazz Waltz
Autumn Leaves Johnny Mercer Swing/Latin My Foolish Heart Washington/Young Ballad
Beautiful Love Victor Young Swing My Funny Valentine Rodgers/Hart Ballad
Bessie's Blues John Coltrane Swing Jazz My One And Only Love Wood/Mellin Ballad
Black Narcissus Joe Henderson Jazz My Romance Rodgers/Hart Swing
Black Orpheus Louis Bonfa Latin Nardis Miles Davis Jazz
Blue Bossa Kenny Dorham Latin Jazz The Nearness Of You Carmicheal/Washington Ballad
Blue In Green Bill Evans Ballad Nefertiti Miles Davis Jazz
Blue Monk Monk Swing Blues Night And Day Cole Porter Swing
Bluesette Toots Thieleman Jazz Waltz Once I Loved Jobim Latin
Ceora Lee Morgan Latin One Note Samba Jobim Latin
Con Alma Dizzy Gillespie Jazz Out Of Nowhere Green/Heyman Swing/Latin
Corcovado Jobim Latin Pensativa Claire Fischer Latin
Cottontail Ellington Swing Prelude To A Kiss Ellington Ballad
Daahoud Clifford Brown Swing Jazz Recordame Joe Henderson Latin Jazz
Darn That Dream Van Heusen Ballad Road Song Wes Montgomery Jazz Rock
Days And Nights Waiting Keith Jarrett Latin Round Midnight Monk Ballad/Swing
Days Of Wine And Roses Mancini Swing/Latin Satin Doll Ellington Swing
Desifinado Jobim Latin Shadow Of Your Smile Mandel Latin
Dexterity Charlie Parker Swing Jazz Solar Miles Davis Jazz
Dolphin Dance Herbie Hancock Jazz Someday My Prince Will Come Churchill Jazz Waltz
Don't Get Around Much Anymore Ellington Swing Speak No Evil Wayne Shorter Ballad/Swing
Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me Ellington Swing Stella By Starlight Victor Young Swing/Latin
Doxy Sonny Rollins Swing Jazz Stompin At The Savoy Sampson/Webb Swing
Eighty- One Davis/Carter Jazz Straight No Chaser Monk Swing
E.S.P. Miles Davis Jazz Take Five Dave Brubeck ?
Four Miles Davis Jazz Take The A Train Billy Strayhorn Swing
Freddie The Freeloader Miles Davis Jazz There Is No Greater Love Symes/Jones Swing/Latin
Giant Steps John Coltrane Jazz There Will Never Be Another You Warren/Gordon Swing
Gentle Rain Louis Bonfa Latin They Can't Take That Away From Me Gershwin Swing
Girl From Ipanema Jobim Latin Tones For Jones Bones Chick Corea Jazz
God Bless The Child Holliday/Herzog Ballad Triste Jobim Latin
Green Dolphin Street Kaper/Washington Jazz Tuneup Miles Davis Swing Jazz
Grand Central John Coltrane Jazz Up Jumped Spring Freddie Hubbard Jazz Waltz
Groovin High Dizzy Gillespie Swing Jazz Upper Manhattan Medical Group Billy Strayhorn Swing Jazz
Have You Met Miss Jones? Rodgers/Hart Swing Jazz Very Early Bill Evans Jazz Waltz
How High The Moon Morgan Lewis Swing/Latin Virgo Wayne Shorter Ballad
How Insensitive Jobim Latin Walkin Carpenter Jazz Blues
If I Should Lose You Latin Wave Jobim Latin
I Love You Cole Porter Swing Well You Needn't Monk Swing Jazz
I Mean You Monk Swing Jazz We'll Be Together Again Fisher/Laine Ballad
In Walked Bud Monk Swing Jazz What Are You Doing The Restofyourlife Legrande Ballad
In Your Own Sweet Way Dave Brubeck Swing Jazz What Is This Thing Called Love Cole Porter Swing/Latin
In Your Quiet Place Keith Jarrett Rock Ballad What's New Ballad/Swing
Invitation Kaper/Washington Latin Jazz When Sunny Gets Blue Fischer/Segal Ballad/Swing
Isotope Joe Henderson Jazz Windows Chick Corea Jazz
Israel John Carisi Jazz Yesterdays Jerome Kern Swing
Jinrikisha Joe Henderson Jazz You Don't Know What Love Is Swing/Latin
Just Friends Klemmer/Lewis Swing You Go To My Head Ballad/Swing





Chris Munson
20 South Productions