Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass

Again!, Vol. 2

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The second of two now-hard-to-find Rob McConnell Boss Brass LPs put out domestically by Pausa is a bit unusual in that the side-long, 17-minute, four-song "Pellet Suite" was not arranged by McConnell, but by its composer, trombonist Ian McDougall. In addition, the 22-piece big band performs McConnell's reworkings of Lester Young's "Tickletoe" and "I Hear a Rhapsody." The main soloists include guitarist Ed Bickert, Rick Wilkins on tenor, altoist Jerry Toth, trumpeter Sam Noto, Gene Amaro on tenor, altoist Moe Koffman and McConnell himself on valve trombone.