The Search For Peace by BT ALC Big Band


The Search For Peace by BT ALC Big Band


Musician Credits
Peter Levesque - Alto Saxophone
Jared Sims - Alto Saxophone
Mike Tucker - Tenor Saxophone
Tucker Antell - Tenor Saxophone
Ben Whiting - Baritone Saxophone
Yaure Muniz - Trumpet
Alex Lee-Clark - Trumpet
Mark Berney - Trumpet
Doug Olsen - Trumpet
Benjamin Griffin - Trombone
Brian Thomas - Trombone
Pete Fanelli - Trombone
Angel Subero - Bass Trombone
Sam Gilman - Organ
Steve Fell - Guitar
Jeffrey Lockhart - Guitar
Darby Wolf - Clavinet & Piano
Ted Sullivan - Drums
Ernesto Diaz - Percussion

Produced by
Brian Thomas & Alex Lee-Clark

Recorded and Mixed by
Alan Evans, The Record Co. & Iron Wax Studio

Mastered by
Jeff Lipton, Peerless Mastering

Art Work by
Bradley Clifford Peterson

Composer Credits
01 Soft-Shoe / Alex Lee-Clark
02 Dance / Alex Lee-Clark
03 Make It Your Job / Brian Thomas
04 The Search For Peace / Alex Lee-Clark
05 Tune For Lou / Brian Thomas
06 Live 9 / Brian Thomas
07 Paging Dr. Cooperman / Alex Lee-Clark

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Since the group's formation in 2011, the BT ALC Big Band, led by trombonist Brian Thomas and trumpeter Alex Lee-Clark, has gained a reputation for hard grooving original compositions featuring the most talented jazz and funk musicians in Boston. The BT ALC Big Band draws from the big band traditions of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Thad Jones and infuses music from funk legends like James Brown, Parliament Funkadelic, and The Meters, creating an undeniably unique sound, Big Band Funk.

The BT ALC Big Band will be releasing their 4th album, The Search For Peace, on Ropeadope Records in May of 2019. The Search For Peace was recorded live by Alan Evans (Soulive, Iron Wax Studios). Evans research of the recording process, paired with his creativity has yielded an organic, old school sound. Each horn section played into one omnidirectional mic, with the rhythm section in the same room, essentially capturing a live performance. The Search For Peace follows the BT ALC Big Band’s previous 3 albums; Superhero Dance Party (2013), The Herd Sessions Vol. 1 (2016), and The Herd Sessions Vol. 2 (2016).

In addition to performances at clubs and festivals, the BT ALC Big Band demonstrates their commitment to education through clinics, workshops and performances with students throughout New England. Their compositions are available for purchase at, and have been performed by college and high school jazz ensembles including West Virginia University, UMASS Amherst, Ithaca College, and honor bands in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maryland.

The BT ALC Big Band continues to push the art of the big band forward by utilizing a process that’s been followed by musicians for years: play the music you love, just in your own way.