Honky-Tonk Samurai
Join date: Apr 2007
864 IQ
i really love Mingus.
....alot, in fact i cant find a single song of his i dont like.
anyway, today my college had this jazz festivalthing goin on.
and there were a ton of high school and middle school jazz bands doing their thing and i realized how much i love big band stuff, and that thats what mingus wrote for.
so can i get some suggestions on composers to check out?
stuff like that
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Scott Jones
Tab Contributor
Join date: Nov 2004
955 IQ
The Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra

Bob Mintzer Big Band

Mike and Randy Brecker (Some Skunk Funk LIVE)

Wayne Bergeron (Plays Well With Others)

Feelin the Blues
Join date: Feb 2008
155 IQ
i dont know any thing to help you...but i feel i have to say this, like my right to brag or something like that but, my Grand dad started the first New Zealand Jazz big band and help start the New Zealand jazz and blues fesstival. lol sorry.

but i could ask him for some names!
Feelin the Blues

"The Blues are a simple music and I'm a simple man. But the Blues aren't a science, the Blues can't be broken down like a mathematics. The Blues are a mystery, and mysteries are never as simple as they look" - BB King
If you have to ask...
Join date: Jun 2006
73 IQ
You can't beat the Count Basie Big Band. Check out Chairman Of The Board or just about any of his albums. Rhythm section is awesome and the brass section can really burn. Definitely worth listening to.