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Miles and Miles of Swing

Drummer Butch Miles' recording debut as a leader was his first of five Famous Door releases. Miles leads an all-star mainstream sextet also including both Scott Hamilton (during his brief pre-Concord days) and Al Cohn on tenors, flugelhornist Marky Markowitz, pianist John Bunch, and bassist Milt Hinton. Equally influenced by Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa, Miles gets in a few good spots, but mostly lets his top-notch sidemen blow. With the exception of the spontaneous "For the Boss," the repertoire is comprised of material from the swing era, including "Cherokee," "The King" (originally a feature for Illinois Jacquet with Count Basie's Orchestra in the mid-40s) and "Broadway." An excellent set with a jam session feel, this LP from the defunct Famous Door label will be difficult to find.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/18/2016
Label: Progressive Records
UPC: 0762247716327
catalogNumber: 7163
Rank: 147942

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Butch Miles Sextet   Primary Artist
John Bunch   Piano,Group Member
Scott Hamilton   Tenor Saxophone,Group Member
Cohn   Tenor Saxophone,Group Member
Milt Hinton   Bass,Group Member
Butch Miles   Drums,Group Member
Marky Markowitz   Flugelhorn,Group Member

Technical Credits

Count Basie   Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Cohn   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
Billy Byrd   Composer
Lars Edegran   Executive Producer
Teddy McRae   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
George Bassman   Composer
Henri Woode   Composer
Gordon Clifford   Composer
Cliff Burwell   Composer
David Stocker   Layout
Alfred D. Ticoalu   Liner Notes

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