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Rob and Earl Swope: 'Bone Bros.

Rob and Earl Swope: 'Bone Bros.

Rob and Earl Swope were brothers, with Earl three years older. Both played a gorgeous, deft and spirited trombone. In the late 1940s, Earl played with Woody Herman while Rob played with Buddy Rich, Chubby Jackson and Gene Krupa. The brothers from Washington, D.C., were in the same trombone section on only a handful of recordings: ...


Article: Album Review

Lester Young: Centennial Celebration Lester Young

Read "Centennial Celebration Lester Young" reviewed by Andrew Velez

Although he'd lived a scant 50 hard years when he died in 1959, tenor sax giant Lester Willis Young was and remains one of the most vital and influential forces in jazz. He used words as singularly as he played, dubbing Billie Holiday “Lady Day"; theirs was an incomparable musical pairing and she returned the favor, ...


Article: Big Band Caravan

Resonance Big Band / Sammy Nestico-SWR Big Band / Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra / Alf Clausen Jazz Orchestra

Read "Resonance Big Band / Sammy Nestico-SWR Big Band / Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra / Alf Clausen Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Resonance Big Band Plays Tribute to Oscar Peterson Resonance Records 2009 First things first: there will never be another Oscar Peterson. Period. Even so, there are others who come remarkably close to retracing his legendary footsteps. Fellow Canadian Oliver Jones is one, Romanian-born Marian Petrescu another. It is ...


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