“On my way to Harlem” (Gregory Porter). Personnel: Gregory Porter – vocals The Metropole Orchestra – conducted by, Jules Buckley ______________________________________ Recorded: December 2012 Recording location: Paradiso, Amsterdam.
“Big Swing Face” (Bill Potts). Buddy Rich and his big band. ______________________________________ North Sea Jazz Festival, July 15, 1978 The Hague, Holland
Track listing: A1 On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (Lerner, Lane)  3:05 A2 Happy (James, Bellson, Paich) 3:46 A3 It Was A Very Good Year (Ervin Drake) 2:56 A4 Trav’lin’ Light (Mundy, Mercer, [More]
“Shihab’s compositions and solos are the stars here, but the band is terrific too, with fine solo contributions from the likes of bassist Niels Henning Orsted-Pedersen, trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg, tenor saxophonist Bent Jaedig and numerous [More]
Dionisio Ramón Emilio Valdés Amaro (October 9, 1918 – March 22, 2013), better known as Bebo Valdés, was a Cuban pianist, bandleader, composer, and arranger. He was a central figure in the golden age of [More]
“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]