"Back in the 60's I got to back up and work with a lot of the Motown groups, even record with a few. One night I was on stage with Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. They had their own rhythm section, and I was one of the added horns. I was impressed and amazed that the drummer and bass player were backing up their big numbers playing in a more modern jazz-like style, like Art Blakey or Elvin Jones, and still keeping the groove. It was actually swinging. I have always loved many of the melodies that are part of the Motown Family. It has shaped my style as a player. The beat, the groove, and the basic harmonies, still inspire me after all these years as a jazz musician. They also take us back to a simpler time in life, and when melody was king."
- Ira Nepus
This Music Minus One Edition Includes:
-A high-quality, newly engraved printed edition of the transcribed note-for-note trombone solo part, printed on easy-to-read, acid-free, ivory paper.
-A compact disc containing the complete performance of each piece in digital stereo, followed by a second digital stereo version minus the soloist.
What's Going On
Got To Give It Up
I'll Be Doggone
Ain't That Peculiar
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Pride And Joy
That's The Way Love Is
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave
The Way You Do The Things You Do