Bill Holman: Donna Lee


Donna Lee


Bill Holman Band


The Bill Holman Band Live (Jazzed Media 1007)

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Big band led by Bill Holman and featuring soloists Christian Jacob (piano), Bob Enevoldsen (valve trombone) and Doug Webb (tenor sax)


Composed by Charlie Parker. Arranged by Bill Holman


Recorded: LAX Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Los Angeles, September 30, 2004


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

The veteran arranger Bill Holman is considered by many to be the best in the business, whether writing for Stan Kenton or for the Fifth Dimension. So it’s always a treat when he puts together a big band of topflight Los Angeles musicians to play his charts. At this live performance, he introduces an arrangement of Charlie Parker’s classic “Donna Lee” that’s arguably the most innovative and imaginative in the jazz repertory. And it swings like crazy.

Reviewer: David Franklin

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