In addition to Erion, band members are: Jeff Ford, Oswego, soprano saxophone; Roland Schuetz, Aurora, alto sax; Walt Howard, Sugar Grove, tenor sax; Randy Ream, Elburn, bari sax
; Nate Pritt, South Elgin, lead trumpet; Mark Lathan, Bartlett, second trumpet; Keith Rogers, North Aurora, third trumpet; Tim Felts, Oswego, trombone; John Klatt, Aurora, tuba and trombone; Jim Abrahamson, Chicago, piano; and Andy Hix, Batavia, drums.
I wrote two of the main riffs on the board in C (for flutes, voice, guitars, and mallets, Bb (for trumpets, clarinets, and tenor sax), Eb (for alto and bari sax
), and in bass clef for trombones and bass guitar (there was no French horn player).
King, or as exultant as the swing of "Jump the Blues for You," a horn-laced, guitar-stoked bit of sass Robillard could have easily pulled out of Roomful's closet (actually, elsewhere on the record, Robillard does dust off the old Roomful of Blues gem "Look Out," recasting it as a swirl of hip guitar licks, smoldering organ groove and bari sax