“Rhapsody in Blue” Debut from the film “Rhapsody in Blue” (1945). “Rhapsody in Blue” is a 1945 fictionalized screen biography of the American composer and musician George Gershwin (1898–1937) released by Warner Brothers. Starring Robert [More]
For Someone I Love is an album by vibraphonist Milt Jackson featuring big band performances arranged by Melba Liston recorded in 1963 and released on the Riverside label. “The main reasons for this CD reissue’s success are Melba Liston’s inventive and unpredictable arrangements for [More]
DeFranco began his professional career just as swing music and big bands — many of which were led by clarinetists like Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman — were fading in popularity. While most [More]
Harry James was known as a virtuoso technician, swinging jazz player and bandleader. However, Harry James’ musical roots were firmly planted in Dixieland. This musical montage demonstrates how comfortable in the Dixie mode. This features [More]
“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]