LABELS: RCA Bluebird
PERFORMER: Army Air Force Band
CATALOGUE NO: 09026 63852 2
Expense was no object for this morale boosting orchestra bankrolled by the Army Air Force. Miller took his inspiration from Paul Whiteman 20 years earlier to merge big band jazz and strings, marinating the result in the popular culture of the war years.
A remarkable aggregation seasoned with capable jazz soloists such as Mel Powell, Peanuts Hucko, Bernie Privin and Ray McKinley that gave it real bite, this historic five-LP set from 1955 has been remastered with four previously unissued bonus tracks. SN