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Just A Sittin' & A Rockin' with Tbone Paxton

by Planet D Nonet

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Co-leader James O’Donnell & I have been making music with John “Tbone” Paxton for over 35 years. For my money, John is one of the best interpreters of the Ellington trombone style in Detroit today, but on this recording we feature him primarily as a vocalist. His dad was a fine pianist & music educator & Tbone grew up hearing swing music & the Great American Song Book around the house. On this collection you’ll hear Harold Arlen, Danny Barker, Percy Mayfield & of course Ellington & Strayhorn. Some are charts by our musical director Joshua James & some are by frequent contributor Mike Sailors & there are head arrangements put together by the band members & guests like Ralph Tope. This is a fine example of what we do every night on stage with the Planet D Nonet.

- RJ Spangler


released November 27, 2014

Justin Jozwiak (alto sax), Jim Holden (tenor sax), Joshua James (baritone sax), James O'Donnell (trumpet 1), Ken Ferry (trumpet 2), John Paxton (trombone & lead vocals), Shannon Wade (upright bass), Michael Malis (piano - tracks 3,5,6), RJ Spangler (drums & cowbell) - Guest musicians: Ralph Tope (guitar), Alex Colista (alto sax), Akunda Holice (djembe drum & tamborine). Executive producers: Frank Traum & RJ Spangler


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Planet D Nonet Detroit, Michigan

The PLANET D NONET "a down & dirty little swing band from Detroit" was founded by drummer RJ Spangler & trumpeter James O’Donnell.

The Planet D Nonet is about swing, blues, space-age jazz and classic American songs all served with plenty of good humor with an eye toward turning people onto this kind of music. Check it out...
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