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Artist: Lawrence Orchestra, Syd
Title: Big Band Spectacular!
Format: LP 180 Gram Vinyl
Catalog Number:2
Barcode:693692999426 itemnumber=1000119959
Price: $92.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 10/21/2016
Availability: Not Currently In Stock
Return Eligibility: NON-RETURNABLE
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(2-LP set) In creating this double album, producer Mike Valentine wanted to explore the sound differences between direct cut vinyl and a multi track analogue tape recording and mix down, of exactly the same event. Because the album had to be recorded live, he had to first choose a selection of music which would be of the perfect length. Next came the musicians and Valentine felt so lucky to have to opportunity in working with the UK's leading big band, The Syd Lawrence Orchestra. Finally, he had to find a recording studio which not only had a superb sounding space, it also had to have an engineer versed in the black art of cutting live vinyl. Ultimately, he chose Air Studios with engineers Jake Jackson and John Webber. The Syd Lawrence Orchestra led by Chris Dean perform music consisting of eight pieces from the big band era, the creations of Glen Miller, Artie Shaw, and Benny Goodman played live at Air Studios. Well, what did their adventure reveal? Please judge for yourself, for Valentine hopes that you have as much fun in listening, as they had in creating these discs.

Track Listing
Sing Sing Sing

Moonlight Serenade

Begin the Beguine

American Patrol

In the Mood

String of Pearls

Little Brown Jug

Anvil Chorus

Performers on this Album
Leader, Chris Dean

Saxophone, Colin Skinner
Saxophone, Paul Fawcus
Saxophone, Sam Bullard
Saxophone, Martin Williams
Saxophone, Colin Mills

Trumpet, Mike Lovatt
Trumpet, Louis Dowdeswell
Trumpet, Tom Walsch
Trumpet, George Hogg

Trombone, Tom Dunnett
Trombone, Andy Watson
Trombone, Ian Moffat
Trombone, Andy Wood

Piano, Trevor Brown
Bass, Tom Mark
Drums, Dave Tandy
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Release Format: LP         
Vinyl Weight: 180 grams
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