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The Buselli / Wallarab Jazz Orchestra: Heart & Soul / The Music of Hoagy Carmichael

Read "Heart & Soul / The Music of Hoagy Carmichael" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The second album by the superb Indianapolis-based Buselli / Wallarab Jazz Orchestra is comprised entirely of compositions by Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1981), a fellow Indianan who wrote mostly “popular” music (as in the Great American Songbook) but always saved a place for jazz in his Heart and Soul.

Carmichael penned hundreds of songs, a number of which have become jazz standards, and from that treasure trove the BWJO has chosen eleven sparkling gems including one of the earliest, “Washboard Blues,” and ...


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