Month: June 2017

“Reflections in D” (1953) Duke Ellington and (1978) Bill Evans

“Reflections in D” Composed by Duke Ellington Recorded by Duke Ellington for Capitol on April 13,1953 in Los Angeles. Duke Ellington, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass. The story and the music:  “When an art form is created, the question is how do you come to it, not how does it come to you. Beethoven’s music is not going […]

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“Smoke Rings” (1937) Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra.

“Smoke Rings” Composed and arranged by H. Eugene Gifford. Recorded by Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra for Decca on July 23, 1937 in New York. Glen Gray, saxophone and B-flat clarinet, directing: Walter Smith, Frankie Zullo and Grady Watts, trumpets; Billy Rauch, Fritz Hummel and Pee Wee Hunt, trombones; Art Ralston, Danny D’Andrea, […]

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“Naked City” Music of Raymond Scott

“Naked City” Composed and arranged by Raymond Scott in 1953. Transcribed by Menno Daams. Recorded by The Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Jan Stulen, on June 18-22, 2001 in Hilversum, Netherlands. Jan Stulen, directing:Jan Oosthof, Jan Hollander, Henk Heijink, Ruud Breuls, trumpets; Bart van Lier, Jan Elsink, Jeroen Rol, Martin de Kam, trombones; Leo van Oostrom, […]

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“Jubilee” (1938) Louis Armstrong

“Jubilee” Composed by Hoagy Carmichael (music) and Stanley Adams (words). Arranged by Chappie Willet. Recorded by Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra for Decca on January 12, 1938 in Los Angeles. Louis Armstrong, trumpet and vocal, directing: Shelton “Scad” Hemphill, Louis Bacon, Henry “Red” Allen, trumpets; Wilbur de Paris, George Washington, J.C. Higginbotham, trombones; Pete Clarke […]

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