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The Hot Box #028 – Alt Big Bands

In The Hot Box Episode 28 we explore Alt Big Bands from the 1920’s onwards some of which might be considered slightly left of field but an amazing line up all the same. You will hear from bands such as Claude Thornhil Band, Billy May & His Orchestra as well as Stan Kenton and Jimmie Lunceford. Just under an hour of Big Band Jazz..

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Track List for The Hot Box #028 – Alt Big Bands

# Artist Track Title Time
01 Michel Camilo One More Once 00:00
02 Gil Evans, Claude Thornhil Where or When 01:09
03 Gil Evans, Claude Thornhil Snowfall 05:02
04 Claude Thornhil Stealin’ Apples 10:03
05 Claude Thornhil Buster’s Last Stand 13:22
06 Claude Thornhil Let’s Call It A Day 17:01
07 Stan Kenton Whatever Lola Wants 21:25
08 Stan Kenton Every Time We Say Goodbye 24:15
09 Billy May & His Orchestra Big Fat Brass 28:35
10 Billy May & His Orchestra Autumn Leaves 31:17
11 Bobby Timmons Dat Dere 34:31
12 Billy May Whisper Not 38:01
13 Billy May Miles Behind 41:58
14 Billy May Ping Pong 45:02
15 Jimmie Lunceford Blues in the Groove 48:16
16 Jimmie Lunceford Swingin’ in C 51:24
Donald Helme
Author: Donald Helme
Donald presented Jazz Alley, Ireland’s number one jazz show, on RTE Lyric FM from the station’s first week on air until the end of 2015. “I am not a musician, and have never pretended to be anything other than a lifetime fan with loads of experience and hopefully, good ears.”
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