“If you’re ever going to make just one hard-driving, swinging-like-mad big-band recording, model it after Caution! Men Swinging. That was to be the destiny of Canadian-born Dennis Farnon, who wrote such whimsical material as “Mother [More]
“Blues in Frankie’s Flat” (Arranged by Frank Foster). This medium swing chart composed by Frank Foster and Count Basie trades the melody between the trumpets and saxes, includes a solo or soli for trumpet, and [More]
Track listing: 00:00 A1 Sunday 03:19 A2 Sunday No. 2 06:23 A3 California Here I Come 09:30 A4 California Here I Come No. 2 11:55 A5 A Good Man Is Hard To Find – Part [More]
“You Brought A New Kind of Love to Me” (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal, Pierre Norman). Personnel: Benny Goodman – clarinet, bandleader Dick Hyman – piano Louis Bellson – drums Bob Haggart – bass James Chirillo [More]
“Air mail special” by Benny Goodman, Jimmy Mundy, Charlie Christian. Count Basie and his Orchestra: Al Killian, Ed Lewis, Buck Clayton, Harry “Sweets” Edison – trumpet Dicky Wells, Ed Cuffee, Dan Minor – trombone Earle [More]
“Well Git It” (Sy Oliver). Personnel: Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra Tommy Dorsey – trombone, bandleader Buddy Rich – drums ________________ 1943
“Scrub Me Mama with a Boogie Beat” is a 1941 hit boogie-woogie popular song written by Don Raye. A bawdy, jazzy tune, the song describes a laundry woman from Harlem, New York, United States, whose [More]
“Sister Sadie” is a jazz standard written in 1959 by Horace Silver. Personnel: Woody Herman – bandleader Tommy Anastas – baritone saxophone Gary Klein, Sal Nistico (soloist), Joe Romano – tenor saxophone Bill Chase, Paul [More]
George Edward “Ted” Heath (30 March 1902 – 18 November 1969) was an English musician and big band leader. Heath led what is widely considered Britain’s greatest post-war big band recording more than 100 albums [More]
Swingin’ New Big Band is a 1966 live album by Buddy Rich and his big band. “1966 was a most illogical time for anyone to try forming a new big band but Buddy Rich beat [More]