Five Dice (Leonhard Kuhn) from the album: Emergenz, ACT Music Release: May 27, 2022 Jazzrausch Bigband directed and produced by Roman Sladek composed and arranged by Leonhard Kuhn Recorded by Josy Friebel from May to [More]
Gillespiana is an album by trumpter Dizzy Gillespie featuring compositions by Lalo Schifrin recorded in 1960 and released on the Verve label. The album features Schifrin’s suite written to feature Gillespie and his orchestra. Track [More]
“Dizzy Moods” by Charles Mingus, performed by Mingus Big Band on April 18, 2022 at The Django in NYC. In honor of Mingus’ Centennial and rerelease of Mingus Three. “Listen to this seminal work adapted [More]
Ellington called these concerts (Sacred Concert) “the most important thing I have ever done”. He said many times that he was not trying to compose a “Mass” (liturgy). The critic Gary Giddins has characterized these [More]
Consummation is an album by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. It was released in 1970 on Blue Note Records and re-released in 2002.  The album was nominated for a 1970 Grammy award in the [More]
Track listing: 1. Murdy Purdy 0:00 2. Wire Brush Stomp 3:36 3. Kick it 6:54 4.Jersey Bounce 8:57 5. Cow Cow Boogie 13:11 6. Rose Ann Of Charing Cross 16:38 7. Knock Me A Kiss [More]
“This album was originally recorded in 1973, when the Canadian expat seemed equally at home in free-improv or the kind of backdrops Gil Evans wrote for Miles Davis in the 1950s and early 1960s. Consequently, [More]
“Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones’ longtime drummer, has his roots in jazz and always loved the music. In 1986 he financed a worldwide tour by an oversized orchestra comprised of seven trumpeters, four trombones, three [More]
Johnson Rag (Guy Hall, Henry Kleinkauf) This jazz instrumental standard first made the Top 20 in 1917 – and repeated the feat in 1940, this time with a vocal part. Johnson Rag had become a [More]
The WDR Big Band feat. Carla Köllner with her composition “Minolla” (Arrangement: Carla Köllner). Trombone player and composer -Carla Köllner is one of 4 artists who present their musical skills together with the WDR Big [More]