“Trombonology” (Tommy Dorsey ). Personnel: Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra Hal Ablesser, Claude Bowen, Ziggy Elman, Mickey Mangano, Charlie Shavers – trumpet Tommy Dorsey, Walt Benson, Charles La Rue, John Youngman – trombone Bruce Branson, [More]
Urban Clifford “Urbie” Green (August 8, 1926 – December 31, 2018) was an American jazz trombonist who toured with Woody Herman, Gene Krupa, Jan Savitt, and Frankie Carle.[1] He played on over 250 recordings and [More]
This All American Award Concert was held at Carnegie Hall on Sunday evening, April 15, 1945 to celebrate the victory of Lionel Hampton´s orchestra in the “New Star” division of the Esquire magazine´s annual critics [More]
Lucius Venable “Lucky” Millinder (August 8, 1910 – September 28, 1966) was an American rhythm-and-blues and swing bandleader. Although he could not read or write music, did not play an instrument and rarely sang, his [More]
“St. Louis Blues ” (W. C. Handy) From the 1946 movie “Do You Love Me“. “Harry James does what no other trumpet player could do!!” Harry James – trumpet, bandleader.
DeFranco began his professional career just as swing music and big bands — many of which were led by clarinetists like Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman — were fading in popularity. While most [More]
Harry James was known as a virtuoso technician, swinging jazz player and bandleader. However, Harry James’ musical roots were firmly planted in Dixieland. This musical montage demonstrates how comfortable in the Dixie mode. This features [More]
“Big Swing Face” (Bill Potts). Buddy Rich and his big band. ______________________________________ North Sea Jazz Festival, July 15, 1978 The Hague, Holland
Track listing: A1 On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (Lerner, Lane)  3:05 A2 Happy (James, Bellson, Paich) 3:46 A3 It Was A Very Good Year (Ervin Drake) 2:56 A4 Trav’lin’ Light (Mundy, Mercer, [More]
Dionisio Ramón Emilio Valdés Amaro (October 9, 1918 – March 22, 2013), better known as Bebo Valdés, was a Cuban pianist, bandleader, composer, and arranger. He was a central figure in the golden age of [More]