Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra - Basically Baker Vol. 1 (CD)

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8 original instrumental compositions for jazz big band by NEA jazz master and educator David Baker

The acclaimed recording 'Basically Baker: The Big Band Music of David Baker' by the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra, contains 8 original instrumental compositions for jazz big band by David Baker, ranging from 'The Screaming Meemies', written for and performed by the Quincy Jones Big band in the 1950's when Baker was a trombonist in the group, to 'Dance Of The Jitterbugs' a contemporary piece that links traditional elements of blues, swing, and Boogie-Woogie to modern, contemporary jazz composition techniques. Possessing a truly unique voice as a composer for jazz big band, David Baker stands out as an important artist whose work deserves to be recognized among the masters of the genre. Recognized by Downbeat Magazine as one of the 100 best albums of the first decade of the 21st century.

Track Listing

    • Screamin' Meemies
    • Dance of the Jitterbugs
    • April B
    • 5m Calypso
    • An Evening Thought
    • To Dizzy with Love
    • Some Links for Brother Ted
    • The I.U. Swing Machine

    Additional Details

    Label: Patois

    Genre: Jazz

    Language: English

    Run Time: 76 mins

    Region: 0

    Release Date: 02/10/17

    UPC: 616892417347

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