Thursday 19 April 2018

LP Artwork: Evergreen / Todd Gordon

The extended version of Summer Wind from this week's program comes from the first sessions I ever had with a big band. The seed was sown after I guested with the Royal Air Force Squadronaires a few years ago in the Edinburgh Jazz Festival and led to this release.

The album was produced by Ken Barnes (1933-2015) who worked with Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Peggy Lee, Jack Jones and many other major stars. He was an absolute gem and is sorely missed.

Ken with Mr Astaire and arranger/composer, Pete Moore

Bing & Ken!

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