Storyville Records proudly presents a 6 CD-box with the Danish Radio Big Band to congratulate them on their 50th anniversary.
The band stands as a unique musical phenomenon that has thrived through many permutations and shifting leaderships. Ib Glindeman, Stan Kenton, Thad Jones have all led the band swinging with a pulsating beat. Thoughout the years the band has played with guest stars conducting such as Ben Webster, Palle Mikkelborg and Django Bates all of who have put their distinct mark on the music.
The band not only broadcasted and recorded their music, but has toured with great success both in Denmark and all over the world.
In this box you can find both broadcasts, studio recordings and live performances from all of the 50 years. Hear Stan Kenton lead the band in the 60s, Ben Webster's hilarious instructions of the band in the 70s, a UK tour from the 80s, Bob Brookmeier conducting the band in the 90s with Art Farmer on flugelhorn, hear Jim McNeely lead the band through a romping rendition of a Lil Armstrong tune in the 00s and a brand new recording from this year.