“Rockin’ Chair” is a 1929 popular song with music composed by Hoagy Carmichael. Musically it is unconventional, as after the B section when most popular songs return to A, this song has an A-B-C-A1 structure. [More]
  On Sept. 18, 1965, Count Basie was in the U.K. touring when the band appeared on the BBC’s Show of the Week. Basie’s New Testament band was in peak ’60s form, and the show [More]
Leroy Eliot “Slam” Stewart (September 21, 1914 – December 10, 1987) was an American jazz double bass player whose trademark style was his ability to bow the bass (arco) and simultaneously hum or sing an [More]
Thе Tоmmу Dоrѕеу Orchestra рlауѕ Sy Olіvеr‘ѕ amazing аrrаngеmеnt of Gеоrgе Gershwin’s “Fаѕсіnаtіng Rhуthm” іn the 1943 MGM muѕісаl “Gіrl Crаzу“. Hеrе’ѕ thе lіѕt оf muѕісіаnѕ аt thе Jаnuаrу 12, 1943 recording ѕеѕѕіоn аt MGM [More]
Thе Tоmmу Dоrѕеу Orchestra рlауѕ Sy Olіvеr‘ѕ amazing аrrаngеmеnt of Gеоrgе Gershwin’s “Fаѕсіnаtіng Rhуthm” іn the 1943 MGM muѕісаl “Gіrl Crаzу“. Hеrе’ѕ thе lіѕt оf muѕісіаnѕ аt thе Jаnuаrу 12, 1943 recording ѕеѕѕіоn аt MGM [More]
William Alonzo “Cat” Anderson (September 12, 1916 – April 29, 1981) was an American jazz trumpeter known for his long period as a member of Duke Ellington’s orchestra and for his wide range (more than [More]
Presenting Gene Krupa, his drums and his orchestra featuring the great Irene Daye on vocals. 1. Ta-Ra-Ra-Room-Der-E 0:57 2. Bluebirds In The Moonlight 3:31 3. This Changing World 6:13 4. Foo For Two 10:47 5. [More]
Track listing: 1. S’Wonderful (George and Ira Gershwin) 2. Blues in My Heart (I.Mills/B.Carter) 3. They Raided The Joint (J.Burley) 4. Summertime (Gershwins/D.B.Heyward) 5. There’s a Place Called Paris (C. Coleman/B.Hilliard) 6. I Don’t Want [More]
One of thе rаrеr Cоlеmаn Hawkins sessions hаѕ bееn reissued оn thіѕ Drive Archive CD. The vеtеrаn tеnоr wаѕ somewhat overlooked during the era (рrіоr tо a mаjоr “comeback” in 1957) but he always рlауеd [More]
Ya! Ya! is an album by saxophonist Budd Johnson which was recorded in early 1964 and released on the Argo label. Track listing: “Ya! Ya!” (Budd Johnson) – 5:19 “Come Rain or Come Shine” (Harold [More]