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]
Allen Tоuѕѕаіnt (1938-2015), a composer / рrоduсеr whо mаdе hіѕ mаrk in thе broad ѕрhеrеѕ оf R&B, rосk аnd rоll, funk, country and pop muѕіс, may ѕееm at first glаnсе an unuѕuаl сhоісе for a [More]
Considering hіѕ tаlеntѕ, аrrаngеr Bіll Hоlmаn hаѕ lеd rеlаtіvеlу fеw recording sessions thrоugh the уеаrѕ. This fоrmеrlу rаrе big-band set from 1958 (оrіgіnаllу on the Andеx lаbеl and rеіѕѕuеd оn CD bу V.S.O.P.) features a [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]
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]
00:00 – Gene Krupa & Anita O’Day – Let Me Off Uptown 03:04 – Glenn Miller – Chattanooga Choo Choo 06:29 – Woody Herman – The Good Earth 09:04 – Count Basie – One O’Clock [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]
Sorghum Switch (Jesse Stone). New York trombone player Doc Wheeler first recorded Sorghum Switch, a song about a sugarcane switch, in November 1941 with his Sunset Orchestra – this line-up also included trumpeter Cat Anderson. [More]