The Diablo Swing Orchestra dates back to 1501 in Sweden, where history tells the tale of an orchestra that played like no other. With music so seductive and divine that the ensemble overwhelmed audiences all over the country, and people from all social classes took them to their hearts. Their performances rapidly earned a reputation of being feral and vigorous and gained the orchestra a devoted crowd that followed them around…
The 1957 Brandeis Jazz Festival featured the work of 6 of the finest composers from the jazz and 20th Century Classical avant-garde. George Russell, Charles Mingus and Jimmy Giuffre represented the jazz contingency. These outstanding concerts featured the finest musicians of the day performing some extremely difficult and highly rewarding charts that tested theirs mettle as both improvisers and sight readers. Among the brightest stars of the concerts was pianist Bill Evans, whose considerable talents were tested in a variety of styles to great results. His excellent performances here gained him a reputation as a top-notch pianist which would directly lead to an invitation to join Miles Davis' legendary sextet. The 3 rare bonus tracks of Bill Evans with Don Elliott at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival showcase the pianist's fluid versatility in an unusual quartet setting featuring Elliot alternating between the mellophone and vibraphone.
Album released in 1991 in Europe dedicated to recording of orchestral selections composed by medleys of various contents related to swing music. Involved in the recording 'The Kings of Swing Orchestra' and 'Larry Elgart & his Manhattan Swing Orchestra', sharing the repertoire of 7 subjects. The selections are presented under common content such as music of styles 'swing', 'Dixie', 'crooner', 'songs', 'bands' and so on.
The Bill Mobley Jazz Orchestra celebrates the beginning of the third year of Monday night residence at the acclaimed NYC jazz club Smoke. In addition to being an exceptional trumpet player, Bill Mobley lends his musical genius to his wonderful compositions and arrangements.This stellar band has a new release out on Smoke Records that is getting great reviews and a lot of airplay.