Trail - 95.7FM
Castlegar - 90.3FM
Grand Forks - 103.3FM
Creston - AM 1340
Nelson - 106.9FM
Crawford Bay - 101FM
New Denver - 93.5FM
Kaslo - 95.3FM
Nakusp - 103.1FM

RELEASE
1986
LABEL
Amherst Records
GENRES
Vocal Music, Instrumental Pop, Bop, Traditional Pop, Big Band

Album Review

The Tonight Show Band gained fame during Johnny Carson's tenure as host of the perennially popular late-night TV program. Not only did the band gain air time with its playing, but it was a foil for Carson's jokes. The role of collective straight man did not in any way hinder the ensemble from being an exciting champion of dynamic big-band swing. The chairs are filled with veterans of topflight big bands and studio work as well. Performers like John Audino, Bill Perkins, Gil Falco, and Conte Candoli anchor the band's sections while Ed Shaughnessy's relentless drums drive the outfit. And they are playing well-conceived charts by such arrangers as Bill Holman, Tommy Newsom, and Dick Lieb. Most of the tunes on this session are familiar big-band barnburners and feature the high-voltage trumpet of leader Doc Severinsen. While others get a few bars of soloing now and then, it's Severinsen's show all the way. There is a break in the fast-paced stuff with a lovely rendition "How Long Has This Been Going On" with romantic Harry James-like blowing (vibrato and all) by Severinsen. But it's the heart-stoppers like "One O'Clock Jump" and "Begin the Beguine" that dominate this session. All in all, this album captures disciplined, well-charted big-band music, and is recommended.
Dave Nathan, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Begin the Beguinehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=283272236&id=283272230
  2. King Porter Stomphttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=283272238&id=283272230
  3. How Long Has This Been Going On?https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tonight-show-band-doc-severinsen/id712759071?uo=5
  4. One O'Clock Jumphttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=283272242&id=283272230
  5. Tippin' Inhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=283272244&id=283272230
  6. Shawneehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=283272245&id=283272230
  7. Johnny's Theme (The Tonight Show Theme)http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=283272247&id=283272230
  8. Skylinerhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=283272250&id=283272230
  9. Flying Homehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=283272252&id=283272230
  10. Bye Bye Blueshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=283272255&id=283272230
  11. I'm Getting Sentimental over Youhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=283272262&id=283272230
  12. Sax Alleyhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=283272267&id=283272230
  13. Don't Be That Wayhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=283272268&id=283272230
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