1. Caravan (Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington) 8:45
Solos: Jerry Bergonzi, Antonio Orta, Doug Morgan 

2. Stella By Starlight (Victor Young, Ned Washington) 8:11
Solo: Jerry Bergonzi 

3. On Green Dolphin Street (Bronislaw Kaper, Ned Washington) 6:27
Solos: Tony Nalker, Doug Morgan, Joe Jackson 

4. Body and Soul (Edward Heyman, Johnny Green) 7:08
Solos: Jeff Martin, Tony Nalker 

5. Oleo (Sonny Rollins) 8:35
Solos: Andy Axelrad, Tim Leahey, Ben Patterson, Joseph Henson, Doug Morgan, John Pineda, Steve Fidyk 

6. All the Things You Are (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) 4:20
Solo: Joe Jackson 

7. Warm Valley (Duke Ellington) 5:40
Solo: Jerry Bergonzi 

8. Love For Sale (Cole Porter) 5:35
Solos: Andy Axelrad, Tim Leahey 

9. Cherokee (Ray Noble) 11:58
Solos: Harry Appelman, Rich Sigler, Luis Hernandez, Ben Patterson
All arrangements by Alan Baylock

Antonio Orta Andy Axelrad Joseph Henson Luis Hernandez Doug Morgan

Brian MacDonald (lead) Nick Cooper (lead on tracks 6, 8) Rich Sigler Tim Leahey Tim Stanley (tracks 1, 2, 7)

Ben Patterson Jeff Martin Joe Jackson Jeff Cortazzo

Harry Appelman, Piano (tracks 1, 2, 6, 7, 9)
Tony Nalker, Piano (tracks 3, 4, 5, 8)
John Pineda, Bass
Steve Fidyk, Drums
Special Guest – Jerry Bergonzi, Tenor Sax
Producer/Arranger – Alan Baylock
Assistant Producer – Rich Sigler
Recording Engineer – Bob Dawson, Bias Recording Co., Inc.
Mastering Engineer – Charlie Pilzer, Airshow Mastering

Recorded February 3, 7, and April 15, 2007 at Bias Recording Studios, Springfield, Va.

Alan Baylock – Two Seconds to Midnight
1. Song for Bilbao (Pat Metheny) 
2. Night and Day (Cole Porter) 
3. Skylark (Hoagy Carmichael)
4. Two Seconds to Midnight (Alan Baylock)
5. Sea Changes (Alan Baylock) 
6. Out House (Jerry Bergonzi) 
7. One Mint Julep (Rudolph Toombs)
8. Dee Minor (Mike Manieri) 
9. Cottontail (Duke Ellington) 
10. When I Fall in Love (Heyman & Young)

Sea Breeze Records and Alan Baylock are pleased to announce the release of “Two Seconds to Midnight,” the debut recording of the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra. The CD features over an hour of music masterfully written by Alan Baylock, and is a great testament to the many talents of this up and coming writer. The band consists of some of the top jazz musicians on the east coast, veterans of bands including the Charles Mingus Big Band, Maynard Ferguson and Big Bop Nouveau, the Doc Severinson Orchestra, the Woody Herman Orchestra, the Airmen of Note, and the Army Blues. In addition, jazz icon, Kenny Werner makes a guest appearance on piano.

“When starting a new piece of music, I consciously try to forget old habits to discover newer ways of doing things. Whether it’s mixing and matching instrument colors to achieve subtly different sounds, adding a few extra notes into a voicing for more “crunch,” putting in an unexpected rhythm (I’m always looking for ways to throw in a curveball), or completely reworking the harmonic and formal structure of a tune, it’s the process of experimentation that makes creating music so exciting for me.” –Alan Baylock

Visit Otter Distributors at to order music listed below.

  • Spin Cycle (Alan Baylock) – Warner Bros. (available Summer 2004)
  • One Mint Julep (Rudolph Toombs) * – Warner Bros. (available Summer 2004)
  • Sea Changes (Alan Baylock) * – Warner Bros.
  • Love For Sale (Cole Porter) – Warner Bros.
  • Two Seconds to Midnight (Alan Baylock) * – Warner Bros.
  • Buds (Randy Brecker) – Warner Bros.
  • We Three Kings (traditional) – Warner Bros.
  • Struttin’ With Some Barbecue (Lil Hardin) – Warner Bros.
  • Late w/ Kate (Alan Baylock) – Walrus Music Publications
  • Em Uma Semana (Alan Baylock) – Walrus Music Publications
  • Chiaroscuro (Alan Baylock) – Walrus Music Publications
  • A Lift of the Foot (Alan Baylock) – Walrus Music Publications
  • Quotient (Alan Baylock) – Walrus Music Publications
  • Winter Wonderland (traditional) – UNC Jazz Press
  • Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) – UNC Jazz Press

* recorded by the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra on, “Two Seconds to Midnight.”

“Alan Baylock has achieved a goal that many artists aspire to, but often fail to reach: he has developed his own distinct sound as a composer. His writing is fresh, and is imbued with a great sense of spirit and fun.”
– Gordon Goodwin (Grammy & Emmy award winning composer/bandleader)

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“Baylock goes beyond the pale and creates moods and textures which challenge a big band to be on their best behavior. I have the highest regard for his writing.” – David Liebman