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Reasons to Be Thankful

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Bluez Organ Man; The Fast Track; Swingin’ the Blues; Justice Waiting; Conclusion Jump; Heavenly; Nonchalant; Incognito; Biznes Changes; Finding Our Own Way; You Can’t Win Blues; Dreamscape / Perfect World; Reasons to Be Thankful.

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Art Lillard's Heavenly Band: Reasons to Be Thankful

Read "Reasons to Be Thankful" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Although drummer Art Lillard's Heavenly Band makes its home about as far from heaven as one could plausibly roam--New York City, to be precise--the music it produces on Reasons to Be Thankful (recorded in 2000 and released six years later) evokes at times an empyrean vibe, thanks in part to blissful arrangements by Lillard and guitarist ...

Album

Reasons to be Thankful

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Bluez Organ Man; The Fast Track; Swingin

Album

Reasons To Be Thankful

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Bluez Organ Man; The Fast Track; Swingin' The Blues Away; Justice Waiting; Conclusion Jump; Heavenly; Nonchalant; Incognito; Biznes Changes; Finding Our Own Way; You Can't Win The Blues; Dreamscape/Perfect World; Reasons to be Thankful.

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Art Lillard's Heavenly Band: Reasons To Be Thankful

Read "Reasons To Be Thankful" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


File this one under: Swingin' NYC Big Band! Drummer, bandleader and composer Art Lillard has been leading versions of this organization over the past nineteen years and has produced in Reasons To Be Thankful an upbeat and impressive album that exposes several talented and underappreciated musicians in the Big Apple. The thirteen selections are all Lillard ...

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Swingin' The Blues Away

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Label: Summit Records
Released: 2006
Duration: 03:55

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Art Lillard: Reasons to be Thankful

Read "Reasons to be Thankful" reviewed by Jim Santella


Recorded in 2000, this session by Art Lillard's big band combines lively swing and a traditional mainstream essence into one original package. Lillard and members of his organization wrote the music for this romping program. Lillard, a drummer, leads the band with a swinging rhythmic foundation and comfortable strides. He brings in vocal soloists for six ...

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Art Lillard's Heavenly Band: Reasons To Be Thankful

Read "Reasons To Be Thankful" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Reasons to be Thankful, the second recording from Art Lillard's Heavenly Band since 1995, offers a toe-tapping, fun big band swing time experience. The Heavenly Big Band, a fixture amd mainstay of the New York jazz scene since 1987, is the brainchild of drummer/composer and band leader Art Lillard. Unlike most big band recordings, this album ...


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