The Big Band Salutes the Kings of Swing with Dan Levinson, Molly Ryan & Gimme Four
James Langton's New York All-Star Big Band features the cream of New York City's jazz musicians, faithfully re-creating the captivating sounds of the Swing Era, including the music played by Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Chick Webb, and other bands. Before moving from London to New York in 2002, British-born bandleader James Langton led the internationally acclaimed Pasadena Roof Orchestra and the Solid Senders Orchestra, and spent many years painstakingly assembling his now massive library of arrangements, many of which come from the archives of the original bands. Soloist Dan Levinson is New York's preeminent swing clarinetist and one of the foremost interpreters of Goodman and Shaw in the world. Vocalist/guitarist Molly Ryan brings her attractive, elegant vocal style to songs originally recorded by singers such as Peggy Lee, Helen Ward, Martha Tilton, and Helen Forrest.
Runtime: 2 hours
Kid Friendly: Yes
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