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ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Strike Up the (Unsung) Bands

Read "Strike Up  the (Unsung) Bands" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The big band era is known for producing a number of enormously successful ensembles whose leaders were household names: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jimmie Lunceford, Fletcher Henderson, then on through Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, the brothers Jimmy Dorsey and Tommy Dorsey, Charlie Barnet, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie and, ...

Jeff Darrohn: T--Bird '60

Read "T--Bird '60" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Inspired by the reed section arrangement techniques of two-time Grammy Award winner Bob Florence from decades of arranging for his own Limited Edition Big Band, master saxophonist Jeff Darrohn creates a six-horn sax section for the recording of T-Bird '60 with one major distinction--he is the entire sax section!

Through the use of overdubbing, ...