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Subtle Is as Subtle Does

Patrick Burnette By

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Ya want big bands? We got big bands. Sometimes we got one in each speaker. In this exploration of the more extroverted side of jazz, the boys check out works by a blazing trumpet player (and world-class womanizer), a so-so clarinetist with a heart of gold, two piano-playing band leaders who both worship Duke Ellington, and two (but it sounds like thirty) major-league skin-pounders. Much musing on the glory days of fifteen musicians criss-crossing the nation via bus routes, and there's just time left to discuss Wilco, Carl Wilson and... Celine Dion?.

Playlist

  • Discussion of Harry James's album Trumpet Blues—The Best of Harry James (Capitol Records) 8:05
  • Discussion of Woody Herman's album Complete Columbia Recordings (Mosaic) 27:15
  • Discussion of Count Basie's album First Time! The Count Meets the Duke (Columbia) 43:30
  • Discussion of Buddy Rich's album Rich Versus Roach (Mercury) 59:40
  • Pop Matters 1:20:25

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