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Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra at Mesa Arts Center

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Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
Mesa Arts Center
Mesa, Arizona
March 7, 2014

The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, one of the best big bands in the nation for three decades, swung mightily all night long with strong section work and stylish solos arranged for specific members, per Duke Ellington and Count Basie. A brief ...

Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big Band: Mosaic Select

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Toshiko Akiyoshi & Lew Tabackin
Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big Band: Mosaic Select
Mosaic Records
2008

Jazz was never more schizophrenic than in the 1970s. On the one hand, musicians equally savvy about mixing genres and running mixing boards were selling out arenas and producing lucrative, widely ...