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November 18, 2006

 

Al Gray Billy Mitchell Album Cover

Billy Mitchell And Al Grey

Former members of the 1950s Count Basie big band, tenor saxophonist Billy Mitchell and trombonist Al Grey recorded a compelling mix of standards and originals.

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Big Band Bird: Charlie Parker With The Big Bands

Cover for Charlie Parker big Band LP

We think of Charlie Parker as a small-group bebop saxophonist, but he came out of the swing era. What did he sound like in a big-band setting?

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