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The Definitive Thad Jones

Label: Nimbus
Released: 2010
Track listing: Low Down; Quietude; Three in One; Walkin' About; Second Race; Tip Toe; Don't Get Sassy; Rhoda Map; Cherry Juice.


Article: Album Review

Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra: The Definitive Thad Jones

Read "The Definitive Thad Jones" reviewed by George Kanzler

Recorded in 1988, over two decades after the creation of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra and a decade after Jones left the band, this is also its last recording under Lewis' helm (he died two years later, 20 years ago in February, 2010). As such, it reflects Lewis' concept as well as his and the ...



Label: Nimbus
Released: 2009
Track listing: Sunflower; John's Blues; I'll Let You Know; Mosaic; One for Kel; My Old Flame; I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face; Shoulders; Josephine; My One and Only Love; Bittersweet.


Benny Goodman Yale University Archives Volume 1

Label: Nimbus
Released: 2009
Track listing: CD1: Sweet Georgia Brown; Macedonia Lullaby; Soft Lights and Sweet Music; Broadway; Marching and Swinging; Batunga Train; Cherokee; Slipped Disc; Diga Diga Doo; Lullaby in Rhythm; Don't Blame Me; Blue Room. CD2: Let's Dance; Honeysuckle Rose; Runnin' Wild; Mean to Me; Memories of You; Stompin' At the Savoy; Blue and Sentimental; One O'Clock Jump; I Found A New Baby; Stairway to the Stars; Body and Soul; Air Mail Special; Nice Work If You Can Get It; Sing, Sing, Sing; Goodbye.


Article: Album Review

Benny Goodman: Benny Goodman Yale University Archives Volume 1

Read "Benny Goodman Yale University Archives Volume 1" reviewed by Andrew Velez

The sound of the opener is unmistakable; it's the familiar, driving urgency of Benny Goodman's clarinet, which made him the undisputed “King of Swing," heard again in all its electrifying glory on “Sweet Georgia Brown," the 1967 take which opens this collection. Recorded live in New York's old Rainbow Grill, Goodman is in solid company with ...


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Eastern Rebellion: Mosaic

Read "Mosaic" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

Eastern Rebellion is a jazz super group that has toured and recorded, with various personnel changes, since the mid-1970s. The reissued treasure, Mosaic, features the 1992 version of the band, with charter members Cedar Walton and Billy Higgins on piano and drums respectively, David Williams on bass and Ralph Moore on tenor. These stellar players combine ...


The Haunted House

Label: Nimbus
Released: 2000
Track listing: The Haunted House - Ray Noble's New Mayfair Orch. ; Nightmare - Artie Shaw Orch.; The Skeleton in the Closet - Louis Armstrong w/Jimmy Dorsey Orch.; Skeleton Jangle - The Original Dixieland Five; `Tain't No Sin (to Take off Your Skin and Dance around in Your Bones) - Dan Russo Oriole Orch.; Dry Bones - Fats Waller and His Rhythm; Bogey Wail - Jack Hylton Orch.; Boogaboo - Jelly Roll Morton Red Hot Peppers; Black Cat Moan - Tiny Parham; Black Cat, Hoot Owl Blues - Ma Rainey Tub Jug Washboard Band; You've Got Me Voodoo'd - Louis Armstrong Orch.; Mysterioso -Artie Shaw Gramercy Five; Murder at Peyton Hall - Charlie Barnet Orch.; Dracula - Gene Krupa Orch.; Mr. Ghost Goes to Town - Tommy Dorsey Orch.; Devil's Gonna Get You - Bessie Smith; Satanic Blues - Bud Freeman Summa Cum Laude Orch.; With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm - Cyril Smith & Rudy Vallee Connecticut Yankees; Ain't It Grand to Be Bloomin' Well Dead - The Barmy Brothers; The Headless Horseman - Bing Crosby and the Rhythmaires


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Various: The Haunted House

Read "The Haunted House" reviewed by Dave Nathan

This album was issued just in time for Halloween with a 20 tune play list of songs about skeletons, ghosties and ghoulies and other “things that go bump in the night". Obviously designed to create the proper atmosphere for that one time during the year - - Halloween - - when households are threatened with all ...


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