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The Harry Arnold Big Band: 1964/65, Vols. 1 and 2

Read "1964/65, Vols. 1 and 2" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Big bands weren’t exactly on an upward curve—in Sweden or anywhere else—when Harry Arnold formed the Swedish Radio Studio Orchestra in 1956. Nevertheless, the band had a brief but highly successful run, appearing regularly on radio and even recording an album in the U.S. before Arnold left in 1965 to pursue other interests and the ensemble was gradually transformed into the smaller Swedish Radio Jazz Group.

The selections on this two-disc set were taped for radio broadcast but never released ...


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