The first disc to be produced from our 2020 crowd funding campaign.
There are far too many tales tell about Art Kane's iconic photograph, taken for the cover of Esquire magazine in 1958.
This is a tiny cross section of the music recorded live by Strictly Smokin' Big Band, and just some of the personal connections between these jazz legends.
The music on this album celebrates the incredable musicality and intricate personal relationships of jazz legends including Jimmy Rushing, Mary Lou Williams, Horace Silver, the great Count Basie and more.
Track Listing 1. Evenin' 2. Blue Skies 3. 'Round Midnight 4. Bemsha Swing 5. Doxy 6. Song For My Father 7. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat 8. Blues Machine
Vocals: Alice Grace
Saxophones: Steve Summers, Keith Robinson, Jamie Toms, Dave Kerridge, Laurie Rangecroft. Trumpets: Gordon Marshall, Dick Stacey, Michael Lamb, Pete Tanton. Trombones: Kieran Parnaby, Mark Ferris, Chris Kurji-Smith, John Flood. Piano: Graham Don. Guitar: Pawel Jedrzejewski. Bass: Michael Whent. Drums: Guy Swinton.
Engineered and mastered by Liam Gaughan
Mixedby Liam Gaughan & Michael Lamb Label Jazz Sound Records JSR0011 Produced by Michael Lamb