The Bosses is a 1973 album by American blues shouter “Big Joe” Turner accompanied by a small group led by Count Basie, recorded in 1973 and released on the Pablo label. Count Basie and an [More]
Guitarist Herb Ellis and pianist Ross Tompkins perform nine standards on this duet set with the emphasis on light tasteful swinging and ballads. The melodic results are pleasant but sometimes a touch dull and generally [More]
In this 1939 short film in the Melody Master series, that was re-released in 1948 and 1955, Artie Shaw) leads his orchestra in “Begin the Beguine”,”Nightmare”, “Non-Stop Flight”, “Let’s Stop the Clock”, sung by Helen [More]
Begin the Beguine (Cole Porter). “Incredible playing, incredible arrangement. …There is nothing more exciting, powerful and rich than a 17 piece big band.” “One of the best trumpet sounds anyone’s ever had.” Personnel: Doc Severinsen [More]
Tracklist: – Blue Flame (theme) 01. The Preacher 02. Tomorrow’s Blues Today 03. Opus De Funk 04. The Very Thought Of You 05. Watermelon Man 06. I Can’t Get Started 07. Sister Sadie – Blue [More]
It’s been said that Big Sid Catlett was the complete drummer, able to play with boppers and moldy figs alike and any kind of musician that fell in between those two opposite poles. Certainly his [More]
Harry James – trumpet, bandleader Buddy Rich – drums Harry James Orchestra
Galaxy records presents a rediscovered episode in the life of pianist Teddy Wilson, an accomplished bandleader whose hard-swinging sextet was recorded in performance at New York’s Onyx Club in 1944. Clarinetist Edmond Hall was the [More]
Personnel: Jack Teagarden and his Orchestra: Carl Garvin, Charlie Spivak, Alex Fila – trumpet Mark Bennett, Jose Gutierrez, Red Bone – trombone Art St. John, John Van Eps, Ernie Caceres, Clint Garvin, Hub Little – [More]