Big Band Bash

Big Band Bash

by Bob Keene



Bob Keane had two very different careers. He began as a swing clarinetist who in the early '50s recorded Big Band Bash and a few years later cut a couple other jazz albums. But then after he discovered Ritchie Valens, he became a successful rock & roll producer in 1957, founding the Del-Fi label. Big Band Bash is from the beginning of his first career, with Keane leading a swing-oriented big band full of West Coast jazz studio players. Although the more familiar songs are given fresh arrangements (the arramgers are Bill Holman, Billy May, Nelson Riddle, Shorty Rogers, Gene Roland, Johnny Thompson, and Paul Villepigue), the music is mostly pretty safe and melodic. Keane plays well throughout, while there are short solos from some of his other sidemen. The final number, a Dixieland-ish "Lilly's Back," was not on the original LP. Overall, this is a pleasing and swinging effort.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/24/1997
Label: Del-Fi Records
UPC: 0731867812627
catalogNumber: 78126

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Keene   Primary Artist,Clarinet
Maynard Ferguson   Trumpet
Arnold Ross   Piano
Si Zentner   Trombone
Frank Beach   Trumpet
Milt Bernhart   Trombone
John Best   Trumpet
Harry Betts   Trombone
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Chuck Gentry   Saxophone
Hendrickson   Guitar
Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt   Saxophone
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Tom Peterson   Trombone
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Robert Dawes   Saxophone
Charles Deremo   Saxophone
Bob Keane   Clarinet
Arthur Kerfurt   Saxophone
John McClanian Best   Trumpet
Alvin Stone   Drums

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Bill Holman   Arranger
Shorty Rogers   Arranger
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Nelson Riddle   Arranger
John Palladino   Engineer
Paul Villepigue   Arranger
John Paladino   Engineer
Bob Keane   Executive Producer
Johnny Thompson   Arranger
Bryan Thomas   Liner Notes
Bryan Lasley   Producer,Reissue Producer,Art Direction,Reissue Design
Laguna   Producer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Sid Robin   Composer

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