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The nostalgic swing music of the 30s and 40s is making a come back of sorts in a new release from the Divine Art label based in the United Kingdom. The new album is titl…
Canadian Composers Profiles: Phil Nimmons is the product of the Canadian Music Centre's Centrediscs label. The CMC supports Canadian composers by loaning works an…
Rare Footage of Elder, Undiminished Buddy RichThe Lost Tapes was originally recorded and broadcast in 1985 when Buddy Rich was 67 years old. It was …
A fixture at Jazz At Pearls in San Francisco every Monday night for over a decade, The Contemporary Jazz Orchestra led by saxophonist/bandleader, Alex Budman, have just …
Up and At 'Em: Early Victor Electric Hot Dance Bands 1925 - 1927 documents the early jazz era, that seminal time when jazz was becoming America's official "pop mu…
Benny Goodman (b. 1909 Chicago, d. 1986 New York) was born into a large, poor, Russian-Jewish family in Chicago. His remarkable skills as a musician and band-lead…
Charlie Byrd (1925-1999) is, perhaps, better known for his recordings with Stan Getz and the gems turned out with Herbie Ellis and Barney Kessel. All but the closest follow…
Unit Eleven is a small band with a big sound, based in Italy's South Tyrol region, founded by saxophonist Helga Plankensteiner and pianist/composer Michael Lösch in 2001. W…
This three CD set is the centennial music collection of the great Tommy Dorsey. Dorsey was oftentimes thought of as the sentimental gentleman of swing and big band with …
The Lost Tapes is not just another big band performance on DVD. The project was planned, staged and recorded on an elaborately designed sound-stage. Recorded only tw…