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Harold Arlen (1905 - 1986) composed over 400 songs during his lifetime. This 2CD set contains his best known songs by various artists. There are a total of twenty-five song…
If you have ever been to Canada, you know just how beautiful the country really is. With its stunning landscape and those long cold winters, jazz music is probably the f…
In the last fifteen years, the Midiri Brothers have performed at the Rainbow Room in New York City, the Taj Mahal, Sands, Showboat and Caesars casinos in Atlantic City a…
I have always listened to Tommy Newsome back in the days of the Johnny Carson show. The quiet man with a most powerful band. Every time I saw a new player on that show, pla…
Big band music was the pop music of that era and the emphasis was on dancing. After their gigs, players who wanted outlets for their creativity headed for small group jam s…
Two Different Days is the latest and in my opinion, the best of Rob Parton's Jazztech Big Band CDs. The music is straight ahead modern big band style. Performed by…
Wow, what a great album the new album of the Jive Aces.Which kick start the album very brightly "Jive, Jive, Jive Aces" very good opening tune!"start, change and stop" also…
Who can argue the wonders of a seventeen piece big band swinging to the music of mostly Frank Foster? There is exuberance, polish, style and charm to this music. As Frank F…
Peter Erskine, the guest artist on this excellent CD, describes the jazz program at the University of Northern Iowa as a "true model of everything that's good about music e…
It's refreshing to hear a band do a tribute to a luminary such as Stan Kenton, & not sound like a 'ghost band.' It's all here: great arrangements, superb players, dynamics,…