Month: December 2017

“Blues for Brando” (1953) Leith Stevens/Shorty Rogers, with Bud Shank, Milt Bernhart and Bob Cooper

  “Blues for Brando” Composed  by Leith Stevens; arranged by Leith Stevens with probable assistance by Shorty Rogers.(*) Recorded by Leith Stevens with Shorty Rogers on August 14, 1953 in Hollywood, California. Leith Stevens, directing: Milton M. Rajonsky (Shorty Rogers), trumpet; Milton G. “Milt” Bernhart, trombone; Clifford E. “Bud” Shank, and James “Jimmy” Giuffre, alto […]

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“Portrait of a Guinea Farm” (1941) Claude Thornhill

“Portrait of a Guinea Farm” Composed and arranged by Claude Thornhill. Recorded by Claude Thornhill and His Orchestra for Okeh/Columbia in New York on April 16, 1941. Claude Thornhill, piano, directing: Conrad Gozzo, first trumpet; Lyle F. “Rusty” Dedrick, Bob Sprentall, trumpets; Tasso Harris and Bob Jenney, trombones; Irving H. “Fazola” Prestopnik, Dale Brown, Ted […]

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