Straight Ahead Plays The Atomic Basie... and more!
Sunday 21 October 6.00pm
A very special album of big band music was released in 1958 by the legendary Count Basie Orchestra, it was entitled “The Atomic Basie”. With music composed and arranged by Neil Hefti it went on to become one of Basie’s most famous and highly acclaimed records containing iconic arrangements such as Lil Darlin, Splanky, Duet and Flight Of The Foo Birds. It’s with much pleasure Straight Ahead – The Big Band (SATBB) perform the full album in their opening set at The Ellington jazz club tonight. SATBB will also present new works in the following set covering vocal standards, new contemporary additions, an original or two and a little more Basie to end the night on a swingin’ high note!
Straight Ahead – The Big Band is an 18 piece big band directed by saxophonist Paul Millard featuring Perth’s finest jazz musicians and singers.
The band plays classic jazz from the Swing Era through to Contemporary Latin, Blues and Funk and original music.
Facebook site – @Str8aheadbigband (Straight Ahead – The Big Band)
The Straight Ahead band members –
Saxes – Paul Millard (Music Director) Grant Rickman, Simon Styles, Alex Boyd, Lee Buddle
Trumpets – Mark Underwood (+ lead vocal), Benn Hodgkin, Adrian Kelly, Rob Bresland
Kieran Hurley, Catherine Noblet, Anthony Dodos, Bill McAllister
Piano – Mike Nelson
Guitar – Ray Walker
Bass – Shane Pooley
Drums – Ric Eastman
Lead vocalist – Victoria Newton, Mark Underwood
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