Rob McConnell assembled the original Boss Brass from Toronto’s finest studio musicians. The instrumentation of the The Boss Brass was originally sixteen pieces, consisting of trumpets, trombones, french horns and a rhythm section, but no saxophones (woodwinds). McConnell introduced a sax section in 1970, and expanded the trumpet section to include a fifth trumpet player in 1976, bringing the total to 22 members.
Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass made a second album for the direct-to-disc Umbrella label, a two-LP set that features the band at the top of its game. Aside from Ian McDougall's Pellet Suite, all of the arrangements are by the leader. The ballads are especially noteworthy, particularly the subdued, lush setting of "I Hear a Rhapsody" and "My Ship. They have plenty of bop chops as well, featuring trumpeter Sam Noto and alto saxophonist Moe Kaufman in "Confirmation.
Boss Brass is a big band music album recording by ROB MCCONNELL released in 1968 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. 2h 45m. ~NM LP~ROB MCCONNELL & The BOSS BRASS~PHIL WOODS~Boss Brass & Woods.
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The Singers Unlimited with Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass –Dindi. Rob McConnell And The Boss Brass –Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas/I'l. :22. Rob Mcconnell, The Boss Brass –I'll Be Around. Rob Mcconnell, The Boss Brass –Nightfall. Rob Mcconnell –A House Is Not A Home. Mel Torm & Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass –Liza (All the Clouds ll Roll Away). Mel Torm, Rob McConnell And The Boss Brass –Duke Ellington Medley. Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass –Blue Daniel.