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Live At Blues Alley by U.S. Army Blues

Album Description

Released:January 20th, 2010
Producer: SGM Tony Nalker
Engineer: Bob Dawson

The U.S. Army Blues was officially formed in 1972 but has its roots back in 1942 as the Army Dance Band entertaining soldiers and civilians in battle zones during WWII. With appearances at jazz festivals from Monterey to Montreux, and jazz clubs from Birdland to Blues Alley, it has evolved into the leading jazz ensemble of the U.S. Army, and one of the few remaining full-time big bands in America today.

This release, recorded live at historic Blues Alley in Washington, DC on January 20, 2010, features sixteen different soloists and seven composers from the eighteen-piece band. It also pays tribute to the legacy of Washington, DC native, Duke Ellington. Enjoy and keep jazz–America’s only indigenous art form–alive.

Special thanks to Harry Schnipper and the staff at Blues Alley; Greg Hartman and the crew at Big Mo Recording, Rockville, MD; Bob and Gloria Dawson and the staff at BIAS Studios, Springfield, VA; Lou Williams and the Washington, DC Department of Transportation



Live At Blues Alley
01. Introduction (00:49)
02. Main Stem (02:50)
04. Not On The Bus (08:20)
05. Stardust (05:14)
06. Oginiland (10:55)
07. Bayou Farewell (07:20)
08. Kelli's Number (06:05)
09. Barbara (08:41)
10. BugaBlue (08:20)
11. Walk That Dog (03:45)

Live At Blues Alley by U.S. Army Blues is licensed under a Public Domain Mark 1.0 License.
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MisterMcAtCCA on 12/01/13 at 11:55PM
I like this a lot. Good clean sound with a very nice ambiance, sounds lively but not plagued with any "live" recording annoyances.
fantasyart on 07/13/17 at 06:38PM
Excellent presentation.
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