Saturday, October 8, 2011

Big Bands Today

I have been luxuriating on the big bands of Duke Ellington and, to a lesser extent, those of Count Basie and Stan Kenton. Do any of you recommend any contemporary jazz big bands?

1 comment:

  1. Bassist Christian McBride just released a new big band CD called "The Good Feeling" on Mack Avenue records. Also on that label are recent recordings from the Gerald Wilson Orchestra. You might also check out some of Dave Holland's big band and octet recordings. All three bandleaders are composers.