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Ralph Burns's "Summer Sequence": An Appreciation

Read "Ralph Burns's "Summer Sequence": An Appreciation" reviewed by Reuben Jackson

It's no secret that the much heralded (and sometimes over romanticized) Big Band Era produced more than a few notable players and ensemble leaders. But it is also clear that for every, say, Duke Ellington and Claude Thornhill, these bands were also driven by the hard (and often undersung) work of arrangers, the best of whom understood the possibilities inherent in their respective ensembles as well as the leaders who hired them.This written celebration of arranger-composer Ralph Burns's ...


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