by Louie Bellson


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Louie Bellson's big bands are always hot and explosive, if not all that surprising. This 1987 CD features four originals by the drummer, three obscurities, and an opening "Caravan" that has solo space for guest flugelhornist Clark Terry, the great tenor Don Menza and Bellson. The other selections feature such talented soloists as trumpeters Brian O'Flaherty and Glenn Drewes, George Young on alto and soprano, altoist Joe Roccisano, Kenny Hitchcock on tenor, and pianist John Bunch. The 17-piece big band mixes together veterans with comparative youngsters and has many names familiar to followers of Bellson's orchestras. An above-average effort from the swinging crew.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/10/2009
Label: Nimbus Records
UPC: 0710357271229
catalogNumber: 2712
Rank: 121511

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louie Bellson   Primary Artist,Drums,Leader,Track Performer,Soloist
John Bunch   Piano,Soloist
Don Menza   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
George Young   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Danny Cahn   Trumpet
Clark Terry   Flugelhorn,Track Performer,Soloist
Glenn Drewes   Trumpet,Soloist
Kenneth Hitchcock   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Jay Leonhart   Bass
Larry Lunetta   Trumpet
Don Mikkelsen   Trombone
Robert Millikan   Trumpet
Brian O'Flaherty   Trumpet,Soloist
Keith O'Quinn   Trombone
George Opalisky   Saxophone
Joe Roccisano   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Hale Rood   Trombone
Clinton Sharman   Trombone
Jack Stuckey   Saxophone
Louie Bellson & His Jazz Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Leonard Feather   Liner Notes
Bob Florence   Arranger
Don Menza   Arranger
Tommy Newsom   Arranger
Jack Hayes   Arranger
Joe Roccisano   Arranger
Gregory K. Squires   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Rick Wilkins   Arranger
Lew Del Gatto   Arranger,Composer

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