The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra - Live at MCG (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 404.44 Mb + 31.33 Mb (Scans) | 1:13:12
Big Band, Swing, Bop | Country: USA | Label: MCG Jazz (MCGJ1017)
Voted the number two big band playing in the mid-'00s by a Jazz Times Reader's Poll, the popular, Grammy nominated, L.A.-based ensemble the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra celebrated 20 years of maintaining and expanding the big band jazz tradition in 2005. As the adage goes, the live setting is where the spirit of jazz really happens, and this recording, Live at MCG – recorded over a four-day "residency" at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild in Pittsburgh in May 2004 – perfectly captures Clayton-Hamilton's spontaneous spirit.