“The music on this big-band date led by guitarist Mundell Lowe has a somewhat confusing history, since it was initially released as the soundtrack to the low-budget film Satan in High Heels and later reissued [More]
Free Again is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded in 1972 and released on the Prestige label. Track listing: “Crazy Mary” – 4:50 “Free Again” (Armand Canfora, Joss Baselli, Robert Colby) – 6:20 “Fru [More]
“Woody Herman’s Second Herd came of age during a year (1948) when, due to a recording strike, very few records were made. This CD contains three radio broadcasts and gives listeners a good idea of [More]
Duke Ellington at the Bal Masque is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded in 1958 and released on the Columbia label. Track listing: “Alice Blue Gown” (Harry Tierney, Joseph McCarthy) [More]
“The Manhattan Jazz Orchestra has thrown down the gauntlet. Is anyone else ready to accept the challenge?” – Jack Bowers/AllAboutJazz. “David Matthews’ arrangements of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach for the Manhattan Jazz Orchestra [More]
Track listing: A1 Hot Foot (Otis Hayes) A2 Nigger, Please! (Lermon, Hayes, Craver) 3:44 A3 I Wish You Love (Beach, Trenet) 7:14 A4 Floatin’ (Wallace Huff) 13:04 B1 Just Right 16:57 B2 Melody For Mother [More]
“Krazy Kat” (Frank Trumbauer – Chauncey Morehouse). Personnel: Frank Trumbauer – Cm-saxophone Bix Beiderbecke – cornet Bill Rank – trombone Don Murray – clarinet Bobby Davis – alto saxophone Adrian Rollini – baritone saxophone Joe [More]
Irving Mills was a music publisher and owner of Mills Music with his brother Jack. He also was a singer, songwriter, A&R man and manager of several bands that included Cab Calloway, Benny Carter, Fletcher [More]
Cuban Fire! is an album by Stan Kenton and his orchestra released in 1956 by Capitol Records. This was Stan Kenton’s big band’s first full-length recording of Afro-Cuban-styled music. The LP charted for four weeks [More]
Track listing: A1 I Got It Bad 3:23 A2 Satin Doll 2:57 A3 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart 3:24 A4 Perdido 2:34 A5 Solitude 2:53 A6 Le Sucrier Velours 3:00 B1 [More]