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]
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]