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The Tony Corbiscello Big Band: Real Time

Read "Real Time" reviewed by Jack Bowers

In reviewing an earlier album by Tony Corbiscello's New York-area big band ( In Full Swing , Alanna 5581), I wrote that “the band is squarely on top of every assignment, and Corbiscello is an admirable big-band drummer who never lets the momentum wane.... [the] ensemble reminds me of a less jazz-oriented version of the Lew Anderson Big Band, which also makes its home in New York City." Real Time offers essentially more of the same, with at least one ...

Album Review

Tony Corbiscello Big Band: In Full Swing

Read "In Full Swing" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Selected as the orchestra to open for Frank Sinatra's final tour, Tony Corbiscello's 16-piece big band pulls out most of the stops on a play list of fourteen tunes. If not all big band staples, many are tunes that big bands had their book. The musical agenda includes three originals by Marion Evans who also did the arrangements which are not only tasteful but diverse, i.e, they all don't sound the same. Stocked with players from the New York area ...

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Drummer Tony Corbiscello dead at 53

Drummer Tony Corbiscello dead at 53

Source: All About Jazz

HARRINGTON PARK, N.J.--Anthony Corbiscello, a drummer and big band leader who performed at Lincoln Center and once opened for Frank Sinatra, died Sunday. He was 53.

Corbiscello died of cancer at his home in Bergen County, according to The Vander Plaat Memorial Home.

As a younger man, Corbiscello, who graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University, played the drums and led the Tony Corbiscello Big Band.

The group played with such entertainers as Bob Hope and performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln ...


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