The Brian Pastor Big Band

Brian Pastor Big Band CD "Common Men"
(Links to sound clips below)

Here are comments from key figurs in the music bussiness.... of the finest bands in existence today. The arrangements are wonderful, the ensemble is tight and the solos are of the highest quality...a unique and exciting band!
Grammy Award Winner / Pianist / Conductor
Peter Nero, Music Director & Conductor
Peter Nero and the Philly Pops

...A beautifully orchestrated and engineered gem...explores fresh new trails...explodes in riveting solo content...
Trombonist Richie "LaBamba" Rosenberg
( of Late Night with Conan O'Brien )

...fantastic...a spectacular display of playing, wonderful choice of pieces, fun and exhilarating music that will make you smile...This CD is a must for every big band fan.
Nitzan Haroz, Principal Trombone, The Philadelphia Orchestra

...this is a swingin' big band...great solos and precision ensemble...the sound of this CD represents what a big band should sound like.
Mike Vax, The Mike Vax Big Band featuring alumni of the Stan Kenton Orchestra

...if you love the sound and energy of a live kickin' big band, then you will love this CD. Lots of fun, diverse arrangements, and the intensity that only a real big band can deliver...sounds like you are sitting in the room right in front of the band. You can tell from the spirit that everyone was having a blast. It doesn't get any more "live" than this!
Brian Bromberg, Bassist / Recording Artist / Producer

...spectacular recording debut...A most welcome addition to the recorded big band repertoire.
Robert J. Robbins, USA Secretary, Big Bands International

...Totally OUT OF SIGHT...great soloists...excellent group...all the musicianship, excitement and force of a large band with the flexibility of a small group...they cook!
Norman W.E. Satchell,
Saxaphonist / Radio Host WNJC 1360 AM, New Jersey

The Brian Pastor Big Band would like to warmly and gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Recording Project by:

  • Tony Bonsera
  • Dave Cianci
  • Andrew Neu
  • Peter Neu
  • Chuck Gottesman
  • Tony Vigilante
  • Bob Davidson
  • George & Jefferey Gutekunst
  • Gilbert & Lois Sokolow
  • Saul Victor
  • Anne Marie Lodes
  • Brian Hansen
  • Julie Hoffman
  • Harry W. Robbinson
  • Alan W. Mkitarian
  • Miss Myrcle
  • Herbert and Jeanne Pastor
  • Joel Toussaint in honor of his Dad...Herb
  • Robin Pastor and Herman Wexler
  • Annette Hart
  • Anonymous
  • Francine Tomlin
  • Robert Wood
  • Alan Kirschner
  • Ed Etkins
  • Rick Gazda
  • Kevin Rodgers
  • Bob Apgar
  • Stephen Applebaum & Elinor Hewitt
  • William & Patricia Brown
  • Sheldon & Nancy Leiman
  • Alan & Ruth Horwitz
  • Dr. Leonard & Marty Portnoy
  • Walter and Eileen White
  • Aaron Grosky
  • Dr. Martin and Diane Weisberg
  • William and Joan White
  • Duane and Lin Searles
  • Mark and Cindy Pastor
  • Katherine Siravo
  • Donald and Doris Koster
  • Robert and Rhoda Villari
  • Caren Silver ( Australia )
  • Paul Morris
  • Victoria Legenski
  • Mike Purdy

The Reeds:
Alan, Ed, Kaj, Bob, Andrew
The Trumpets:
Chuck, Tony, Rick, Peter
The Trombones:
Mike, Paul, Brian, Jay
The Rhythm:
Rob, Gary, Tony, Dave