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Jim Waller Big Band: Bucket List

Read "Bucket List" reviewed by Jack Bowers


One glance at Jim Waller's silver mane is enough to make it clear he is no young lion. In fact, Waller, a veteran composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist who calls San Antonio, Texas, home, is nearing his eighth decade. Even though Waller's career has been long and successful, there was one item on his Bucket List that hadn't been crossed off--until now. Waller wanted to lead and record a big band of his own. And so he has. It is a ...

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King William Jazz Collective: King William Jazz Collective

Read "King William Jazz Collective" reviewed by Jack Bowers


About four years before this splendid album was recorded, the King William Jazz Collective performed its first gig in San Antonio's historic King William district. While that alone could be impetus enough on which to hang a name, there's more, as the band's baritone saxophonist / music director happens to be King, William (at least in the telephone directory). He's better known as Bill King, and the eleven-piece ensemble he leads has since grown to be quite a snug and ...


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