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Louise Baranger Plays The Great American Songbook

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Got to Give It Up; Camaro Willy; Soul Bossa Nova; Higher Ground; Soulful Grazing; Love Potion No. 9; The Sidewinder; Ain't No Sunshine; Take Me to the River; Never Can Say Goodbye; Inner City Blues; With You I'm Born Again.

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Louise Baranger: Louise Baranger Plays The Great American Songbook

Read "Louise Baranger Plays The Great American Songbook" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

The Pop Art and 60s-ish graphics cover of this fun CD might give one an impression that Louise Baranger Plays the Great American Groove Book is a party record or perhaps one mis-shelved from the Oldies Bin at now-defunct Tower Records. Sorry. Framed here by a group of New York Studio A-Listers and ...

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Big Band Jazz: It's Not Just for Guys Anymore

Read "Big Band Jazz: It's Not Just for Guys Anymore" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Back in the early '90s, Stanley Kay, one-time back-up drummer for the incomparable Buddy Rich, later a manager of such artists as Maurice Hines, Michelle Lee and Paul Burke and the entertainment director for the New York Yankees, had a good idea: the time had come, he reasoned, to assemble an all-woman big band that would ...

Trumpeter's Prayer

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Released: 1999

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Louise Baranger Big Band: Trumpeter's Prayer

Read "Trumpeter's Prayer" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Louise Baranger’s economy–sized big band (basically four trumpets including her own, three saxophones, one trombone and rhythm) is at its best when unencumbered by guest artists, a string section or other commercially–oriented considerations. While such moments are too infrequent on Trumpeter’s Prayer, Baranger’s bandleading debut, when they do arrive (as on “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” “Chitlins,” “A ...


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