Kenton – Wagner is an album by the Stan Kenton Orchestra performing jazz arrangements of Richard Wagner’s compositions, recorded in 1964 and released by Capitol [More]
The Individualism of Gil Evans is an album by pianist, conductor, arranger and composer Gil Evans originally released on the Verve label in 1964. It [More]
“Willie “The Lion” Smith, one of stride piano’s Big Three of the 1920s (along with James P. Johnson and Fats Waller), recorded a lot less [More]
Little Man Big Band (also written Little Man, Big Band) is a Grammy-nominated album by saxophonist Jimmy Heath featuring performances recorded in 1992 and released [More]
Track listing: 1 Yesterday I Heard The Rain 2 What A Difference A Day Makes 3 Amapola 4 Perfidia 5 Besame Mucho 6 Green Eyes [More]
“Many swing big-band leaders featured small groups out of their orchestra as added attractions, particularly Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey with his Clambake Seven, and Bob [More]
Of all the big-band leaders of the swing era, Woody Herman went the most out of his way to interpret current material and keep his [More]
Masterpieces by Ellington is the first LP album by American pianist, composer, and bandleader Duke Ellington, recorded for the Columbia label in 1950. The AllMusic [More]
This two-CD set was originally issued as a deluxe multi-disc set in Columbia’s Masterwork series and was intended as a companion piece to Goodman’s best-selling [More]
Art Blakey Big Band (also called Art Blakey’s Big Band and Art Blakey and his Drivin’ Big Band) is an album by drummer Art Blakey [More]