Swing into the holiday spirit with BIG BAND HOLIDAYS II, the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2015 release from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Featuring original arrangements of holiday classics selected [More]
  Track listing: 1. Introduction 0:00 2. Nightmare 0:49 3. Tabu 1:24 4. Little Jazz 4:33 5. Summit Ridge Drive 7:55 6. Lucky Number 11:08 7. Begin The Beguine 13:46 Personnel: Artie Shaw & His [More]
Harry James and his Orchestra Live at the Hollywood Palladium March/April 1953 Track listing: 1. Theme 2. Roll Em 3. Harlem Nocturne 4. Music Makers 5. Jackpot 6. Wish You Were Here Jeannie Stone Vocal [More]
In 1965, the trumpeter, composer and arranger Thad Jones and the drummer Mel Lewis found themselves with a book of big-band music originally intended for the Count Basie Orchestra — and nobody to perform it. [More]
Our Shining Hour is a 1965 studio album by Sammy Davis Jr., accompanied by the Count Basie Orchestra, arranged by Quincy Jones. Track listing: “My Shining Hour” (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 2:10 “Teach Me [More]
From the forthcoming album Just In Time: The Final Recording, out on the 6th of December, 2019. “We present to you the final ever recording of legendary drummer Buddy Rich with his Big Band, taken [More]
“On December 28, 1928 (his 25th birthday and six weeks before the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre), the always-immaculate Hines opened at Chicago’s Grand Terrace Cafe leading his own big band, the pinnacle of jazz ambition [More]
The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra was an American swing jazz band popular in the 1950s. The orchestra was led by Eddie Sauter and Bill Finegan, who were both experienced big band arrangers. Sauter played mellophone, trumpet, and [More]
“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]