Jazz Articles about Manny Albam
About Manny Albam
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Manny Albam: Jazz Workshop
by David Rickert
Behind the scenes Manny Albam contributed to the books of Charlie Spivak, Count Basie, Woody Herman and Stan Kenton. Like many other arrangers, he was also inspired to strike out on his own and record albums as a leader. This set from Lone Hill Jazz collects his first two sessions as a leader.
The first session, from 1955, collects a large group of prominent musicians--Bob Brookmeyer, Billy Byers, Milt Hinton, Urbie Green, and Thad Jones to name a ...read more