“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]
Great Jazz Standards is an album by jazz composer, arranger, conductor and pianist Gil Evans recorded in 1959 by Evans with an orchestra featuring Johnny Coles, Steve Lacy, Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Cleveland, Budd Johnson, Ray [More]
“Moten Swing” (originally “Moten’s Swing”) is a 1932 jazz standard by Bennie Moten and his Kansas City Orchestra. It was an important jazz standard in the move towards a freer form of orchestral jazz and [More]
Track listing: 0:39 Take The “A” Train 2:22 Black And Tan Fantasy/Creole Love Call/The Mooche 12:38 Chelsea Bridge 16:37 El Viti 20:48 La Plus Belle Africaine 28:30 Trombonio-Bustoso-Issimo (Trombone Buster) 32:31 Passion Flower 36:50 Things [More]
Have a Nice Day is a 1971 studio album by Count Basie and his orchestra, with all music composed and arranged by Sammy Nestico. Track listing: “Have a Nice Day” – 3:14 “The Plunger” – [More]
The New Jazz Orchestra (NJO) was a British jazz big band active from 1963 to 1970. “Déjeuner is one of the finest British jazz records of any period. The obvious comparison in terms of its [More]
“Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool” (Harold Shorty Baker, Duke Ellington) Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Newport 1958
“Again” (Cochran-Newman). One of 1949’s top ballad hits, introduced by Ida Lupino in the memorable Fox film noir “Road House,” which co-starred Richard Widmark and Cornel Wilde. One of seven recorded versions of the song [More]