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Dan McMillion

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Nice N' Juicy

Label: Sea Breeze Jazz
Released: 2009
Track listing: MacArthur Park; Nice N'Juicy; Love for Sale; Thriller; My Funny Valentine; Surviving Soho; Blues Express; Lush Life; Hey Jude; Vita Bella.

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Dan McMillion Jazz Orchestra: Nice N' Juicy

Read "Nice N' Juicy" reviewed by Robert J. Robbins


For over a decade, brass master Dan McMillion, an alumnus of the Woody Herman and Buddy Rich ensembles, has been maintaining the legacy of Maynard Ferguson to a very high standard in the Central Florida region, winning a Grammy nomination for Up Your Brass (Sea Breeze, 2002). This sixth release--dedicated to the memory of McMillion's wife ...

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High Octane

Label: Sea Breeze Jazz
Released: 2007
Track listing: Get It To Go; Latino Love Walk; Dancing Nightly; Danny Boy; Take The "A" Train; Another Star; Four; Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me; A Night In Tunisia; Hey There; South 21st Street Shuffle.

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Dan McMillion Jazz Orchestra: High Octane

Read "High Octane" reviewed by Edward Blanco


From the moment you slip the disc into the CD player and let it play, you quickly realize there's no need to adjust the volume as the music soars from Dan McMillion's high-pitched trumpet, reminiscent of the late, great trumpeter Maynard Ferguson. In fact, High Octane is dedicated to the memory of the late master of ...

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Give It One

Label: Sea Breeze Jazz
Released: 2004
Track listing: Just Friends; Give It One; Bridge Over Troubled Water; Coconut Champaign; Fan It Janet; So in Love; Birdland; Footpath Caf

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The Dan McMillion Jazz Orchestra: Give It One

Read "Give It One" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Much like its predecessors, Dan McMillion's fifth album as leader of his central Florida-based Jazz Orchestra offers more straight-ahead swinging inspired by fellow trumpeter Maynard Ferguson's electrifying big bands of the '60s, ably performed by an ensemble comprised of earnest young musicians who don't hold anything back. Among the eleven selections are two co-written by Maynard ...

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Dan McMillion Jazz Orchestra: Give It One

Read "Give It One" reviewed by Jim Santella


Soaring high above his powerful big band, trumpeter Dan McMillion thrills his audience with contemporary action and a hard-hitting wallop. His title track, a burner written by Maynard Ferguson with Alan Downey, drives the band exuberantly in a fit of passion. The band puts goose bumps on your arms and sets your feet and hands in ...

Album

Tenth Power

Label: CBS Associated Records
Released: 0


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