Label: Rhubarb Recordings
Released: 2015 Track listing: La Fiesta; Groovin’ High; The Sheik of Araby; Girl of My Dreams; Port Townsend; One Note Samba; Cactus Sam; Gold N Juicy; Tumbling Tumbleweeds; Sabre Dance; The Phantom.
Mike Barone has been writing outstanding big-band arrangements for more than half a century. After listening to La Fiesta, Barone's ninth album as leader of the Los Angeles-based Mike Barone Big Band (counting Live at Donte's, recorded back in 1968), the logical question arises: does Barone ever run short of resourceful ideas? To which the obvious ...
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