Big Sofa and the Lazy Boys - Al Fresco Come and feast, al fresco, on the second studio CD from the biggest band in Nashville! Sink your teeth into some tasty and timeless Big Band standards, and then fill up on (and fall in love with) new originals--instant classics with that big band swing you and jump blues you hunger for! The Band Based in Nashville, Tennessee, the full 19-piece band features four arrangers, a director, three singers, 13 horns, and rhythm section. Scaled-down configurations of Big Sofa and the Lazy Boys play around Nashville's smaller venues. John Cheek - vocals, executive producer Quentin Ware - producer, director, arranger, trumpet Pat Bergeson - guitar Pat Coil - piano Bob Mater - drums Danny O'Lannerghty - bass Saxophones: Doug Moffet John Balut Mark Douthit Richard Griffin Jeff Coffin Trombones: Barry Green Roy Agee Chris McDonald Chris Dunn Trumpets: Steve Patrick Vinny Ciesielski Jim Williamson Mike Casteel The Nashville String Machine: Carl gorodetsky - contractor violins: Conni Ellisor - concertmistress Pam Sixfin - concertmistress Dave Davidson Mary K. Vanosdale Dave Angell Cate Myer Karen Winkelmann Carrie Bailey Janet Darnall Stefan Petruscu viola: Gary Vanosdale Jim Grosjean celli: Carole Rabinowitz Kirsten Cassell Special Guests: Paula James Chavis - vocals - Yankee Doodle Boy Charlie Chadwick - bass - Basically Basie Darryl Dybka - piano - That New Orleans Beat, Mack the Knife Kirby Sheldstad - marimba - I've Got a Girl.