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Alex Hutton Trio: Legentis

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Alex Hutton Trio

Legentis

F-IRE Records

2012

There has been a flurry of activity around screen composers this spring 2012, all of it good. Warner Jazz has released an anthology of movie theme music written by Nino Rota, Collector Nino Rota; British pianist John Taylor is poised to release a tribute to ...

Ed Puddick Big Band / Frank Macchia / Rick Wald NY 16

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Ed Puddick Big Band

Guys & Dolls

Diving Duck Records

2010

The late Frank Loesser wrote at least 700 songs, more than a dozen of which are included in the score for the smash musical Guys and Dolls, which, believe it or not, opened on Broadway more than sixty years ago, ...

Jim Rattigan: Jazz French Horn

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Say what? While the French horn is not exactly unknown in jazz--step forward players Julius Watkins and John Graas and orchestrators Gil Evans and Miles Davis, amongst others--it's still enough of a novelty to raise at least one of your eyebrows.

But this is by no means a novelty album. It's actually a very ...


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