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Jimmy Dorsey – Giants Of The Big Band Era
• Hear an icon of American Jazz Jimmy Dorsey, known as a clarinettist, saxophonist, composer and big band leader, with some of the great songs of the Big Band era
• Songs include I’ve Got Rhythm, Fools Rush In, Sophisticated Swing and more
• This is a must for any collection of Big Band music greats!
Jimmy Dorsey was both an accomplished reed player, specializing in alto saxophone and clarinet, and one of the top bandleaders of the swing era. In the early and late periods of his career, he co-led bands with his younger brother Tommy; in between, he scored a series of Latin-tinged hits that established his orchestra as one of the most successful recording and performing units of the early ’40s. And despite some lean years in the late ’40s and the first half of the ’50s, he managed to score a major pop hit with So Rare during the final weeks of his life.
Known as “JD”, Dorsey recorded and composed the jazz and pop standards “I’m Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People)” and “It’s The Dreamer In Me”. His other major recordings were “Tailspin”, “John Silver”, “So Many Times”, “Amapola”, “Brazil (Aquarela do Brasil)”, “Pennies from Heaven” with Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, and Frances Langford, “Grand Central Getaway” and many more.
I’ve Got Rhythm
Three Little Words
Shine On Harvest Moon
I’m Stepping Out With A Memory Tonight
Carolina In The Morning
Nearness Of You
Moonlight On The River
Fools Rush In
Just You Just Me