Boyd Raeburn and His Orchestra – Live At The Club Morocco, Hollywood, CA (August, 8, 1946)

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Boyd Albert Raeburn (October 27, 1913 – August 2, 1966) was an American jazz bandleader and bass saxophonist.

His big band, which was active ca. 1944-1947 performed arrangements that were often quite avant-garde, like the arrangements of Stan Kenton during the same period. The compositions arranged by George Handy were the most contemporary, utilizing dissonance somewhat in the manner of Igor Stravinsky. He attended the University of Chicago, where he led a campus band but eventually left the music industry to pursue business interests in New York and the Bahamas (Wikipedia).

Track listing:

1.) Intro Theme 0:00
2.) The Hep Boyds 0:48
3.) That Little Dream Got Nowhere (Vocal: David Allen) 3:08
4.) Rip Van Winkle (Vocal: Ginny Powell) 6:10
5.) Blue Prelude 9:02
6.) Mabel (Vocal: David Allen)12:50
7.) To Each His Own (Vocal: Ginny Powell)15:33
8.) March Of The Boyds 18:51
9.) More Than You Know (Vocal: Ginny Powell) 22:34
10.) Constellectively 26:33
11.) Outro Theme 29:07

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Recorded live at The Club Morocco, Hollywood, CA, August, 8, 1946

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