Hang on to Your Hat CD in a vinyl record gatefold sleeve replica with a 12-page booklet, designed by Rozen and Isa Alcántara. Featuring evocative art deco detailing by José Acosta Calva and inside illustration by David René Christensen.
Presenting the debut of the Video Game Jazz Orchestra, Hang on to Your Hat, featuring big band arrangements of music from Super Mario 64.
Brought to creative life by producer David Russell and a team of top-notch arrangers, the album highlights the timeless tunes from Nintendo's classic by maestro Koji Kondo. The album was recorded in Nashville at Ocean Way Studios with some of the best players and production crew in the biz.
Each piece takes us through familiar levels while leaving space to expand and show off. Hear the music of Mario and his nemesis Bowser as you've never experienced it before!
Produced by Mary Kate Jiménez-Wall, David Russell, and Sebastian Wolff Executive Producers: Mary Kate Jiménez-Wall and Sebastian Wolff Original Songs from Super Mario 64 composed by Koji Kondo
Music arranged by Laura Intravia, Julian “Zorsy” Sanchez, Daniel Romberger, Trevor Alan Gomes, Sean Schafianski, Ben Wallace, Doug Perry, David Peacock, and Sam Bobinski Music Editor: Eric Wegener Mixed by Will Kennedy Mastered at The Bakery by Jett Galindo
Recorded at Ocean Way Nashville Recording Studios Contractor: Alan Umstead Conductor: David Shipps Librarian: Sammy Sanfilippo Recording Supervisor: Eric Buchholz Recording Engineer: Nick Spezia Assistant Engineer: Jasper LeMaster
Art Direction: Rozen Cover Art: José Acosta Calva Illustration: David René Christensen Product and Layout Design: Rozen, Isa Alcántara
Hang on to Your Hat was performed by the following musicians:
Rhythm Section Piano: Nate Strasser Bass: Danny O’Lannerghty Guitar: Mark Baldwin Vibraphone: Beth Gottlieb Drums: Brian Fullen
Saxophones Alto Sax/Soprano Sax/Flute Double: Jimmy Bowland Alto Sax: Jovan Quallo Tenor Sax: Jeff Coffin Tenor Sax: Doug Moffet Baritone Sax: Robby Shankle
Trumpet (Day 1): Jose Sibaja Mike Haynes Preston Bailey Keith Smith
Trumpet (Day 2): Mike Haynes Preston Bailey Mike Barry Keith Smith