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Art Lillard's Heavenly Big Band at the New York City Baha’i Center

Read "Art Lillard's Heavenly Big Band at the New York City Baha’i Center" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

Art Lillard's Heavenly Big Band New York City Baha'i Center New York, NY August 22, 2017 In this teetering age in which we live, where one wrong move might tip an edge too far in one direction, drummer/composer Art Lillard and his “Heavenly Big Band" stand firmly toward the ...

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Art Lillard's Heavenly Band: Reasons to Be Thankful

Read "Reasons to Be Thankful" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Although drummer Art Lillard's Heavenly Band makes its home about as far from heaven as one could plausibly roam--New York City, to be precise--the music it produces on Reasons to Be Thankful (recorded in 2000 and released six years later) evokes at times an empyrean vibe, thanks in part to blissful arrangements by Lillard and guitarist ...

Reasons To Be Thankful

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Bluez Organ Man; The Fast Track; Swingin' The Blues Away; Justice Waiting; Conclusion Jump; Heavenly; Nonchalant; Incognito; Biznes Changes; Finding Our Own Way; You Can't Win The Blues; Dreamscape/Perfect World; Reasons to be Thankful.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Art Lillard's Heavenly Band: Reasons To Be Thankful

Read "Reasons To Be Thankful" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

File this one under: Swingin' NYC Big Band! Drummer, bandleader and composer Art Lillard has been leading versions of this organization over the past nineteen years and has produced in Reasons To Be Thankful an upbeat and impressive album that exposes several talented and underappreciated musicians in the Big Apple. The thirteen selections are all Lillard ...

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Art Lillard's Heavenly Band: Reasons To Be Thankful

Read "Reasons To Be Thankful" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Reasons to be Thankful, the second recording from Art Lillard's Heavenly Band since 1995, offers a toe-tapping, fun big band swing time experience. The Heavenly Big Band, a fixture amd mainstay of the New York jazz scene since 1987, is the brainchild of drummer/composer and band leader Art Lillard. Unlike most big band recordings, this album ...


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