To Russia With Love (mid 1980s) Mike Abene – Piano George Young – Tenor Sax Brian Brake – Drums Joe Shepley – Producer, Arranger
Joe played with Brazilian super-composer Deodato throughout the 1970s. Here’s Joe playing on Also Sprach Zarathustra, aka the theme from 2001: A Space Odysssey. … Read More Also Sprach Zarathustra
Another great track from Don Sebesky’s Giant Box, with Joe playing lead and a great solo from Freddie Hubbard. Classic 70s CTI Jazz for your enjoyment!
Joe played lead on Don Sebesky’s critically acclaimed album, Giant Box. This is a great track from it, Firebird/Bird of Fire: wonderful section playing and a killer solo from Freddie Hubbard.… Read More Firebird/Bird of Fire
Joe played lead for Harry Connick, Jr. on his breakthrough album, When Harry Met Sally.
Here’s some fantastic lead playing from Joe and Co. on It Had to Be You.… Read More It Had to Be You
The Big Apple Brass was a project Joe led with producer Buddy Scott in the late seventies. This is a great track, Funk Latino, from their first album that features hot solo work from Joe and a great percussion break down.… Read More Big Apple Brass
Here’s a great video of Joe playing lead with The Manhattan Jazz Orchestra, under the leadership of Dave Matthews. He’s sitting right next to soloist Lew Soloff—some great section playing here…enjoy!… Read More Someday My Prince Will Come
Here’s a home-made video of Joe playing at a family party in 2009.… Read More The Life of the Party