B1 to B5 , Chris Griffin 3 tracks: Like the Band That Never Was , this was a killer orchestra that is virtually unknown today. Hank Jones To be covered 4: His reputation increased and, right out of high school, he was invited to play a chair in the newly-formed Vaughn Monroe Band. He arranged for Kenton steadily in the late s and early '50s before shifting to Herman late in the decade and then worked again for Kenton starting in the early s.
Warwick, Rhode Island, United States. Learn more - opens in a new window or tab Postage: Describing the band's style, Meldonian said, "We're a la Count Basie, Woody Herman in the s, s, a big swing jazz band, not so much bebop. I got to sit in -- I knew how to honk and play. Login Start free trial.
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Shortly before Bernie died of a disease that had robbed him of his ability to speak clearly, Joe received a garbled message on his answering machine. Dad started as the lead Alto saxophonist with Vaughn then. Complete Verve Wes Montgomery: Sol Kusikoff invited him to participate in a Broadway show, and he accepted. They had just recorded "Four Leaf Clover" and the band was much in demand but, as Joe puts it, "playing music half Philadelphia Mummers style and half Glenn Miller style was too much to take. Recent Posts Julie Wilson: He joined Bobby Sherwood and then played with Les Brown, who was doing a series of exhausting one nighters.
Warwick, Rhode Island, United States. B1 to B5 , Donald Leight tracks: Sonny began playing drums at an early age and at sixteen won the Gene Krupa drum contest in its first East Coast incarnation. Back to home page Return to top. Roland also led a powerhouse New York rehearsal band in with an incredible personnel not all at the same session that became known as The Band That Never Was: Sexy Trippy All Moods.