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Mike Crotty (Jazz Tracks)


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A versatile instrumentalist, bandleader, composer and arranger, conductor and music producer, Mike Crotty's music can be heard in a wide variety of forums. He plays trumpet, flugelhorn, saxophones, and woodwinds, and during his Air Force career, Mike often subbed on the Airmen of Note, playing all of the saxophone chairs and three trumpet chairs. Having performed with numerous icons like Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Diana Ross, Milton Berle, Bob Hope, and George Burns, Mike's genres cover Jazz, Swing, and Big Band music.


From 1972-1998, while serving as the composer and arranger for the U.S. Air Force's premiere 18-piece jazz band, the Airmen of Note, Mike Crotty became widely recognized as one of the top composer and arrangers in the Jazz field. He has arranged music for hundreds of albums and CDs as well as performances for such artists as Clark Terry, Billy Taylor, Mel Lewis, Dizzy Gillespie, Stanley Turrentine, Bunky Green, Ernie Watts, Randy Brecker, Ronnie Cuber, Claudio Roditi, Phil Wilson, Bob Berg, Jerry Bergonzi, Eric Alexander, Scott Wendholt, Sheila Jordan, and Diane Schuur.

Appearing as bandleader, instrumentalist, composer and arranger, Mike showcased his music for years with his 18-piece Sunday Morning Jazz Band, an ensemble applauded for its compelling innovation, musical superiority and artistic integrity. The Smithsonian Collection, "Big Band Renaissance: The Evolution of the Jazz Orchestra," includes Crotty's piece, "Noel." Dizzy Gillespie commissioned Mike to arrange the music for a special performance with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, which was later recorded as "The Symphony Sessions."




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CHRISTMAS | JAZZ |
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CRYSTAL GARDENS - (by Mike Crotty)  Year: 2000
Mike Crotty Mysterious and melancholic big band jazz with serenity and heartbreak, with several transitions to differing moods and tempos. Elegant romantic and tender. Instrumental, Jazz, Modern Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Modern Jazz
252545 6:31 Fast 152 USD $555.00  


A CHANGE IN ELEVATION - (by Mike Crotty)  Year: 2000
Mike Crotty Melancholy but swinging big-band, great brass, Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Big Band
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Swing Big Band
252543 7:13 Medium 115 USD $552.00  


THE POET - (by Mike Crotty)  Year: 2000
Mike Crotty Warm and vibrant classical guitar segues into swinging and epic big band with magical brass and blazing electric guitar work, Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Big Band
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Swing Big Band
252550 6:31 Med Fast 132 USD $549.00  


NIGHT CLOUDS - (by Mike Crotty)  Year: 2000
Mike Crotty Cocktail piano intro followed by warm trumpet, building to elegant, epic and somewhat serene ensemble swing, Instrumental, Jazz, Lounge Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Lounge Jazz
252547 10:10 Mixed USD $549.00  


BLUES AND BEYOND - (by Mike Crotty)  Year: 2000
Mike Crotty Elegant piano followed by big band dramatic swing, Instrumental, Jazz, Modern Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Modern Jazz
252544 11:09 Fast 169 USD $549.00  


REUNION DUES - (by Mike Crotty)  Year: 2000
Mike Crotty Stone cold swinging big band instrumental, killer brass and woodwinds. Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Big Band
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Swing Big Band
252548 6:51 Medium 128 USD $549.00  


IN SEARCH OF THE PHOENIX - (by Mike Crotty)  Year: 2000
Mike Crotty Big band fast avant garde jazz swing, essentially big band jazz fusion, Instrumental, Jazz, Modern Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Modern Jazz
252546 6:06 Very Fast 287 USD $549.00  


SUNLIT DREAMS - (by Mike Crotty)  Year: 1980
Mike Crotty Vibrant torch sax and swinging big band with elegant and mercurial segues.. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
252549 9:35 Med Fast 134 USD $549.00  

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