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Dale Head

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Dale Head brings his high energy and smooth vocals singing jazz, blues and the Great American Songbook. With a natural command of the swing and big band genre, Dale sings, plays trumpet, and leads his talented group of players through a dynamic ride. His show features hits from Joe Williams to Sammy Davis, Jr., as well as Frank Sinatra and Harry James, along with some classic sounding originals and a new take on some old standards. Dale Head provides a high-powered, yet dynamic, show that is certain to leave you entertained.

Album

Swing On The Rocks

Label: MindWinder Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Hey Baby; Little Dreamer; Into the Mystic; God Bless the Child; Criminal; Frankenstein; Paranoia; Murder by Numbers; 13 Women; Baby Driver; Walk This Way; Wasted Time; I Know a Little; New World Man.

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Article: Album Review

Dale Head and the MindWinder Orchestra: Swing On The Rocks

Read "Swing On The Rocks" reviewed by Jack Bowers


No matter how ambitious the concept or scrupulous the plan, a musical enterprise can be no better than its material. For Swing on the Rocks, vocalist / trumpeter Dale Head's idea was to embed and amplify fourteen classic rock songs within the powerful framework of an eighteen-piece orchestra--an idea that no doubt looked awesome on paper. ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Birthdays Make Strange Bedfellows

Read "Birthdays Make Strange Bedfellows" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Many common birthdays in this broadcast. In the second hour, Laura Nyro shares her day with hipster Bobby Troup, who celebrates his centennial this month; followed by a shout-out to Dizzy Gillespie, born the same day as Beat poet Fran Landesman, whose songs will be highlighted in the final hour. Playlist Miggy Augmented Orchestra ...

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News: Recording

Dale Head And The MindWinder Orchestra "Swing On The Rocks" Release Date July 13!

Dale Head And The MindWinder Orchestra "Swing On The Rocks" Release Date July 13!

Hard Rockin' Big Band! Release Date: July 13, 2018 Dale Head releases his latest album, Swing on the Rocks (MindWinder Records) on July 13, 2018, and expands the Great American Songbook with 14 classic rock songs re-imagined in an innovative big band format. Swing on the Rocks explores “soundscapes" in a nod back to the progressive ...

Album

Swing, Straight Up

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: It's All Right With Me; Love Is the Name of the Game; Teach Me Tonight; The Way You Look Tonight; So Close To Getting Close To You; My Favorite Things; Come Rain or Come Shine; Blue Rondo A La Turk; No Easy Way To Say Goodbye; Georgia; Night and Day; Don't Get Me Started.

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Article: Album Review

Dale Head: Swing, Straight Up

Read "Swing, Straight Up" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Dale Head is a high-energy singer who doubles on trumpet and makes up in drive and enthusiasm for what he may lack in singularity and polish. Swing Straight Up, on which Head is backed by Rory Snyder's admirable Night Jazz Band, underlines the singer's strengths (strong voice, an abundance of self-confidence) while serving as a reminder ...

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Article: Album Review

Dale Head: Swing, Straight Up

Read "Swing, Straight Up" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Vocalist and trumpeter Dale Head is an unheralded local guy and a staple sideman from the Bay Area who performs the music of Frank Sinatra, Joe Williams to Harry James and others as he plays the classic to standards for audiences throughout southern California and elsewhere. On Swing, Straight Up, Head makes a splashing, swinging national ...


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