Digital Swing

Digital Swing

by Les Brown & His Band of Renown



To celebrate his 50th anniversary as a bandleader, Les Brown recorded what would be his only American record of the 1980s. This CD, which has 16 selections, mostly sticks to veteran standards, although fortunately there are no remakes of earlier hits or any attempts at outright nostalgia. Among the main soloists during the instrumental set are trumpeter Don Rader, trombonist Andy Martin. and guitarist Mundell Lowe. Jack Sperling drives the band on drums and two of Brown's earliest players (bass trombonist Stumpy Brown and baritonist Butch Stone) were still playing their parts, although neither gets to solo or sing. This is a decent set that makes one wish that Les Brown had recorded more jazz during the past 30 years.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Fantasy
UPC: 0025218965026
catalogNumber: 9650

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brown & His Band of Renown   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Brown   Leader,Track Performer
Mundell Lowe   Guitar
Louis Ciotti   Tenor Saxophone
Howard Fallman   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Darrel Gardner   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Rusty Higgins   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Greg Huckins   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Andy Martin   Trombone
Bob Payne   Trombone
Don Rader   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jack Redmond   Trombone
Don Smith   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jack Sperling   Drums
Butch Stone   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Tom Hill   Bass
Stumpy Brown   Bass Trombone
Fred Koyen   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Matt Utal   Alto Saxophone
Eric Doney   Piano

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Brown   Contributor
Erroll Garner   Composer
Mundell Lowe   Contributor
W.C. Handy   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Louis Ciotti   Contributor
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Darrel Gardner   Contributor
Nancy Hamilton   Composer
Rusty Higgins   Contributor
J. Hill   Composer
Ralph Jungheim   Producer
Johnny Mandel   Composer
Charles Paakkari   Engineer
Bob Payne   Contributor
Cole Porter   Composer
Don Rader   Contributor
Jack Redmond   Contributor
Butch Stone   Contributor
Jule Styne   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Stumpy Brown   Contributor
Morgan Lewis   Composer
John Klenner   Composer

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