Duke Ellington at the Bal Masque is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded in 1958 and released on the Columbia label. Track listing: “Alice Blue Gown” (Harry Tierney, Joseph McCarthy) [More]
“The Manhattan Jazz Orchestra has thrown down the gauntlet. Is anyone else ready to accept the challenge?” – Jack Bowers/AllAboutJazz. “David Matthews’ arrangements of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach for the Manhattan Jazz Orchestra [More]
Track listing: A1 Hot Foot (Otis Hayes) A2 Nigger, Please! (Lermon, Hayes, Craver) 3:44 A3 I Wish You Love (Beach, Trenet) 7:14 A4 Floatin’ (Wallace Huff) 13:04 B1 Just Right 16:57 B2 Melody For Mother [More]
“Krazy Kat” (Frank Trumbauer – Chauncey Morehouse). Personnel: Frank Trumbauer – Cm-saxophone Bix Beiderbecke – cornet Bill Rank – trombone Don Murray – clarinet Bobby Davis – alto saxophone Adrian Rollini – baritone saxophone Joe [More]
Irving Mills was a music publisher and owner of Mills Music with his brother Jack. He also was a singer, songwriter, A&R man and manager of several bands that included Cab Calloway, Benny Carter, Fletcher [More]
Cuban Fire! is an album by Stan Kenton and his orchestra released in 1956 by Capitol Records. This was Stan Kenton’s big band’s first full-length recording of Afro-Cuban-styled music. The LP charted for four weeks [More]
Track listing: A1 I Got It Bad 3:23 A2 Satin Doll 2:57 A3 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart 3:24 A4 Perdido 2:34 A5 Solitude 2:53 A6 Le Sucrier Velours 3:00 B1 [More]
New Bottle Old Wine is an album by jazz composer, arranger, conductor and pianist Gil Evans recorded in 1958 by Evans with an orchestra. The album is a suite of songs written by and/or associated [More]
JIMMY DORSEY AND HIS ORCHESTRA (1938) Soundtrack listing: “Beebe” (Jimmy Dorsey, James Van Heusen) “Parade of the milk bottle caps” (Jimmy Dorsey, James Van Heusen) “It’s the dreamer in me” (Jimmy Dorsey, James Van Heusen) [More]
A short film about one of the most popular swing orchestras of the 1930’s. After a brief introduction of Shaw’s theme song, “Nightmare,” the band plays “Free Wheeling” as it is assembled. Helen Forrest sings [More]