Tiny’s Blues – 2010

Terry Gibbs Big Band

Everyone gets to solo on a cooking blues

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Tiny Kahn (1923-53) was a valuable drummer and a skilled arranger-composer who, despite his brief life, made a strong contribution to bop and swing groups during 1945-53.

Vibraphonist Terry Gibbs, who led his “Dream Band” in the early 1960s, had a rare chance to head a big band at a 2010 jazz convention.

His 16-piece orchestra performed “Tiny’s Blues” which had a famous melody that is played near the conclusion of this performance.

The medium-tempo blues gives Gibbs an opportunity to feature solos by every one of his sidemen: trumpeters Steve Huffsteter, Kye Palmer, Carl Saunders, and Bob Summers, trombonists Andrew Lippman, Alan Kaplan, and Jacques Voyemont, baritonist Eric Hargett, clarinetist Rob Hardt, tenors Tom Ranier, Harry Allen, and Doug Webb, bassist Chuck Berghofer, pianist John Campbell, and drummer Jeff Hamilton in addition to the vibraphonist himself.

-Scott Yanow


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