“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]
Last Train from Overbrook is an album by saxophonist James Moody recorded in 1958 and released on the Argo label. ““Last Train From Overbrook,” by jazz saxophonist and composer James Moody, starts off in chugging [More]
Phil Collins Big Band (conducted by Quincy Jones) – The Los Endos Suite – Live at the 40th Montreux Jazz Festival 1996. Phil Collins has made a number of appearances at Montreux over the years [More]
“You Brought A New Kind of Love to Me” (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal, Pierre Norman). Personnel: Benny Goodman – clarinet, bandleader Dick Hyman – piano Louis Bellson – drums Bob Haggart – bass James Chirillo [More]
“Air mail special” by Benny Goodman, Jimmy Mundy, Charlie Christian. Count Basie and his Orchestra: Al Killian, Ed Lewis, Buck Clayton, Harry “Sweets” Edison – trumpet Dicky Wells, Ed Cuffee, Dan Minor – trombone Earle [More]
“Well Git It” (Sy Oliver). Personnel: Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra Tommy Dorsey – trombone, bandleader Buddy Rich – drums ________________ 1943
“Scrub Me Mama with a Boogie Beat” is a 1941 hit boogie-woogie popular song written by Don Raye. A bawdy, jazzy tune, the song describes a laundry woman from Harlem, New York, United States, whose [More]
“Sister Sadie” is a jazz standard written in 1959 by Horace Silver. Personnel: Woody Herman – bandleader Tommy Anastas – baritone saxophone Gary Klein, Sal Nistico (soloist), Joe Romano – tenor saxophone Bill Chase, Paul [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]