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The Ian Pearce Big Band: Dedication

Read "Dedication" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Most American jazz enthusiasts, if pressed to name a world-class British big band, would likely invoke the hallowed name of Ted Heath. Ask them to name another and you'd probably draw a blank stare. If, however, anyone were to answer with the name Ian Pearce, you'd have to jury-rig a fanfare and award him or her ...


Prelude to the Blues

Label: Big Musik
Released: 2001
Track listing: Drifting to the Blues; Count Down for Basie; Dream Dance; Blues for the Road; Don


Article: Album Review

The Ian Pearce Big Band: Prelude to the Blues

Read "Prelude to the Blues" reviewed by Jack Bowers

There are times when the second album by a given big band is disappointing when compared to the first. Happily, this isn’t one of those times. This is the more remarkable when one considers that all of the compositions and arrangements on Prelude to the Blues are Ian Pearce’s, whereas his earlier disc, Retrospection (Trip Records ...


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