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Ted Heath and His Music: Nice One Ted!

Read "Nice One Ted!" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Here’s a delightful mix of big-band Jazz, dance music and assorted odds and ends from 1948-51, courtesy of Great Britain’s longest-lived and most honored orchestra: Ted Heath and His Music. The album’s twenty-five selections comprise a number of standards from the Great American Songbook, Latin and European melodies, novelty tunes (“Rag Mop,” “Tequila,” “Post Horn Boogie”) and Jazz works by Ellington (“Sophisticated Lady”), Tadd Dameron (“Lyonia,” “Lady Bird”), Charlie Ventura / Roy Kral (“Euphoria”), Denzil Best (“Move”) and Tiny Kahn ...

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The Ted Heath Band: The Farewell Concert

Read "The Farewell Concert" reviewed by Jack Bowers


After fifty–five years of spectacular music–making the venerable Ted Heath Orchestra finally closed the door and turned out the lights for the last time in December 2000 but not before presenting an absolutely ripping farewell concert at London’s Royal Festival Hall, almost every moment of which is safeguarded on this wonderful two–disc set. For Ted’s legions of fans around the world acquiring a copy is really a no–brainer, but we’re nevertheless moved to offer a few well–chosen (we hope) words ...


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