Monday, December 27, 2010

Gentle Giant - "Free Hand"



Recorded in 1975, featuring Derek Shulman (vocals, saxophone, recorder, bass, percussion), Ray Shulman (bass, violin, acoustic guitar, recorder, trumpet, vocals, percussion), Gary Green (guitars, recorders, vocals, percussion), Kerry Minnear (keyboards, cello, vibes, recorder, vocals, percussion), and John Weathers (drums, vibes, tambour, vocals, percussion).

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Count Basie Orchestra - "Splanky"



Recorded in 1981, featuring Count Basie (piano); Sonny Cohn, Pete Minger, Darle Carley and Frank Szabo (trumpets); Bill Hughes, Dennis Wilson, Grover Mitchell and Booty Wood (trombones); Danny Turner (alto sax); Bobby Plater (alto sax, flute); Kenny Hing (tenor sax); Eric Dixon (tenor sax, flute); Johnny Washington Jr. (baritone sax); Freddie Green (guitar); Cleveland Eaton II (bass); and Jo Jones (drums).

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Mel Lewis Orchestra - "Low Down"



Recorded in 1980, featuring Earl Gardner, Joe Mosello, John Marshall, Simo Salminen (trumpets); John Mosca, Lee Robertson, Douglas Purviance, Earl McIntire (trombones); Stephanie Fauber (French horn); Dick Oatts, Steve Coleman (alto saxophones); Rich Perry, Joe Lovano (tenor saxophones); Gary Pribek (baritone sax); Jim McNeely (piano); John Lockwood (bass); and Mel Lewis (drums).

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